Bill Amberg Hunter RucksackBy Meieli Detoni
Bill Amberg’s bags! They are awesome. If I weren’t up to my eyeballs in weekenders and totes, I might give this one a try, but for now? I’ll have to shop vicariously. The Hunter Rucksack has an old-timey feel to it, with a drawstring opening secured by a single snapped flap. The vegetable-dyed Hunter Rucksack has a certain look to it that makes me think of college hijinks and bygone days: George French could have used it on campus, for example, later flopping it down in this cool dorm room.
But back to the bag, which is why we’re here. The Hunter Rucksack has solid brass fittings, and not too puny ones, either, so they shine out from the all-leather body. The lining complements the leather well–it’s a cotton royal blue drill–and there is a pocket inside to keep and carry the little stuff. You can slip an umbrella in the front straps when you’re tired, too. Naturally, with a bag this nice, you’re going to have to pay for the privilege of having a hard-wearing rucksack. This made-in-England bag costs $545. If you dare do a cost-per-wear scenario, you could find the price more appealing, but that’s still justification for some. [via acquire]