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When one takes an adventure rambling over the moss covered foliage of the British countryside, it’s essential to be armed with weatherproof apparel for all environments. With their range of sturdy and invincible bags in all forms, shapes and sizes, Chapman Bags effortlessly meet every need of the most weathered traveller. As well as bags, the brand offer lanyards, straps, iPad sleeves and leather address tags, ensuring all your personal belongings make it through the rockiest of terrain in perfect condition.
When outdoor enthusiasts place an order with Chapman, they can rest assured that they have invested in a bespoke, authentic British product, rich in both style and quality. Chapman Bags produce both luggage and shoulder bags in a plethora of materials, ranging from canvas and leather to a traditional tweed and wool, influenced by the decades of traditional field sports enjoyed by Brits for centuries.
Chapman Bags’ best sellers remain the Original styles, with men’s shoulder bags, luggage and rucksacks all remaining firm favourites in the outdoor sports community. All three are rich in the qualities that have made Chapman Bags the ‘go-to’ brand to outdoor sports connoisseurs across the country. But what makes them so good?
Traditional waterproof bonded cotton canvas combined with military specification webbing ensures all your belongings remain dry, whatever the unpredictable dice of British weather roll out. Meanwhile, English vegetable tanned leather provide tasteful contrast to the bag’s solid brass hardware create a stylish aesthetic, perfectly blending the necessary assets for outdoor pursuits with a modern, contemporary appeal to suit all occasions. Chapman Bags’ Original collection’s rugged construction ensures years of faithful service.
The Collection is offered in classic Khaki and in Olive Green, and in some instances, tasteful navy and a deep shade of olive. Different colour combinations can be produced through use of Chapman Bags’ Bespoke service. The Original collection consists of three models; The Fell, a handy sized everyday bag which can be utilized for all kinds of activities, The Rambler, a larger and fully zipped shoulder bag which would fit in equally well in the office, a train or a plane, and last but by no means least, The Classic Holdall. This is a stylish and handsome bag, which is both durable and user friendly. The Small would serve perfectly during day trips, weekends away and to keep kit whilst travelling to and from the gym. The Medium is recommended for a week’s holiday, while the Large is fit for purpose for any longer period.
Alternatively, Chapman Bags offer The Modern British Collection, which draws on the rich sporting heritage behind the brand, while introducing new styles, colours and materials, all of which are manufactured in the brand’s factory in Carlisle. When being created, The Modern British Collection took into consideration many factors; these included an ability to transport technology safely and securely and multi-functional design to transform a Chapman Bag into a rucksack or a shoulder-slung satchel, useful for cyclists and commuters alike. High performance materials such as premium Italian nylon and British Cordura were carefully chosen to increase their strength while reducing the weight of the bag.
The Modern British Collection includes a triad of contemporary British styles; the British Rivers, a range dressed in a British dyed and shower proofed 18oz canvas twill. In the spirit of keeping with Chapman Bags’ British Heritage, and as the collection’s name suggests, each bag is named after a river in Britain – the Conon, the Findhorn, the Itchen, the Bovey, the Wye, the Ribble and the Helmsdale. These rivers are celebrated within the confines of military grade cotton webbing, vegetable tanned leather and solid brass fittings, complete with technology compartments, a plentiful interior and exterior organisation. With a variety of products making up the British Rivers collection, smaller styles are available, from the tablet friendly Conon Clutch through to larger bags like the Wye Work Bag and the Helmsdale Holdall.
Described as being ‘the most detailed and highly specified business focused collection’ by the brand themselves, the City of London collection features a lightweight water resistant Italian style nylon dyed exclusively for Chapman. Utilizing high quality features including extra smooth running brushed nickel zips and hardware and a classic British dyed scarlet cotton lining, the City of London range feature padded technology compartments and more than enough interior and exterior organisation sure to fit the most heavily equipped traveller. The City of London range includes slimline business styles including the Cornhill Folio and the considerably larger Billingsgate Holdall. Much like the British Rivers collection, the City of London’s bags are all named after a ward of London’s business and commercial district, infamous within their respective industries.
Last but by no means least, the Dunmail Collection. Produced from Cordura, a durable synthetic fabric waterproof in its quality, the Dunmail Collection is sure to survive the most waterlogged conditions. Each Dunmail bag utilizes Dunmail toggle fastening, taking its inspiration from traditional English fishing floats, again drawing from Chapman Bags’ country sports heritage, handcrafted from turned and waxed English Ash wood. Much like the British Rivers and the City of London range, the Dunmail collection takes its name from the legend of Dunmail, a Cumbrian legend and the last king of Cumberland, embodying the very nature of the brand’s British heritage.
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