Launching in the early 1980s in Carlisle in the Lake District, Chapman Bags have over 30 years of experience in the great outdoors. The creation of local businessman, John Chapman, the fishing and shooting bag manufacturer create the finest canvas, leather and tweed bags by hand, making them the perfect piece of luggage for any outdoor pursuits. The Chapman Bags Luggage collection radiate handsome simplicity, and blend effortlessly into any aesthetic.
So what exactly is included in the Chapman Bags Luggage collection? We take a look at a few of the diverse products on offer from the Cumbrian craftsmen.
The Cargo Utility from Chapman Bags is sure to blend into any fisherman’s arsenal, perfect for carrying any number of reels, bait or accessories required in the peaceful sport. Endlessly versatile in its approach, the Cargo Utility bag is flexible, making storage and fitting into small spaces effortlessly. Its handles make transporting the bag from car to lake a delight, with enough room to sit comfortably on the shoulder it the occasion calls for it, making it much easier than wheeled luggage. Ideal for all weather conditions, the Cargo Utility is woven from robust, waterproof material, made lovingly by hand to ensure absolute quality, a trait Chapman Bags is recognised for. Much like its fellow Chapman Bag pieces, the Cargo Utility bears a British leather trim, and is made at the brand’s factory in Cumbria, brandishing solid brass hardware and military grade cotton webbing.
Far from the ground, Chapman Bags invite customers to take to the skies. And what better to accompany travellers on a short holiday than the Flight Suitcase? Remaining traditional in its aesthetic, the Flight Suitcase utilizes a classic travel bag design. Whether it’s a short stay away or a business meeting, the bag’s two main compartments offer more than enough room for both clothes and essential papers and notepads, although the modern traveller would more than likely carry a laptop, something which the Flight Suitcase can certainly accommodate. Ideal as a carry-on bag, the inside of the bag features clothes ties, to ensure the zip can be firmly closed without any troublesome bulging occurring or causing damage. This is reinforced by a stitched leather overgrip.
Alternatively, why not take a long, lavish holiday, accompanied by the Reiver 21 bag from Chapman Bags? Handcrafted from full grain vegetable tanned leather, the Reiver 21 bears a very traditional British aesthetic, and versatile in its approach, is sure to blend into any outfit effortlessly. It’s been created to be the perfect piece of luggage, ideal for long weekends and holidays. The Reiver 21 bag comes in shades of quality vegetable tanned black leather or the brand’s exclusive specially tanned brown. Feasible in its entire approach, the Reiver 21 utilizes a ‘pull up’ patina, and with its tough, textured exterior, will only improve with age in both feel and look. As soft as it is resilient, the Reiver 21 is fully lined with cotton, making it soft yet sturdy. Both practical and stylish, the bag utilizes a detachable shoulder strap, making it as suitable for a leisurely stroll as carrying through a packed environment.
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