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Mountain Research Throws Back to Vintage Climbing Packs With Their AP047 Saunter Backpack

For those eschewing from the bleeding edge of shiny, lightweight, space-age tech and are looking for a sturdy pack with simpler throwback features and styling you’ll definitely want to take notice of, the AP047 Saunter Backpack by Japan’s Mountain Research is probably for you.

Leaning on the same details that graced the pack your grandpa carried up the Alps at age 18 — like a metal frame bracing system, paraffin oiled 100% cotton canvas, five cow leather lash-tabs finished with Italian oil, and leather straps lined with felt for comfort — this pack relies on time-tested design choices that pass muster. Just make sure you really need that metal bracing system if your next pack is for carrying your things to the cafe and back.

Available for $745 at Blue In Green.