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Recommendations for waterproof canvas backpack/rucksack? 329

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Recommendations for waterproof canvas backpack/rucksack?
« on: February 21, 2017, 12:35:32 PM »
Anyone carry a backpack or rucksack with them every day and can recommend a good waterproof canvas pack? My job involves me moving a lot of written material between sites and in this famous Welsh weather I would really need something waterproof! It's also a bag I'd like to use for camping weekends away as a kind of all-in-one EDC bag.


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Re: Recommendations for waterproof canvas backpack/rucksack?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 12:41:07 PM »
Not sure about canvas,but this waterproof Belgium army pack does me great in the winter and everything stays dry,plus very well made and cheap  ;)
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Re: Recommendations for waterproof canvas backpack/rucksack?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 12:44:03 PM »
Plus lots of strap options so could turn it into a messenger type bag,and perfect inside for your paper work  :tu:
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Re: Recommendations for waterproof canvas backpack/rucksack?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2017, 12:49:52 PM »
I don't know if they have them there, I just use an old ALICE pack. Also, about any canvas pack can be made water proof.

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Re: Recommendations for waterproof canvas backpack/rucksack?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2017, 01:33:24 PM »
Never canvas, it always ends up leaking. For a few years now I've used the Hazard 4 MOD for work

https://www.heinnie.com/hazard-4-mod-messenger-bag

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Re: Recommendations for waterproof canvas backpack/rucksack?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 12:10:06 PM »
Thanks all, great stuff. Zed, that backpack looks great! The Hazard is nice too but I am ideally looking for something a little cheaper. Will investigate! thanks.
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Re: Recommendations for waterproof canvas backpack/rucksack?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2017, 08:30:17 PM »
I just got a Swiss Engineers Rucksack.  It's rubberized canvas I believe.   Leather straps.  I haven't had a chance to carry it yet but it seems very well built.  All reviews I've read have verified it's waterproofness. 





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Re: Recommendations for waterproof canvas backpack/rucksack?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2017, 05:04:24 PM »
I just got a Swiss Engineers Rucksack.  It's rubberized canvas I believe.   Leather straps.  I haven't had a chance to carry it yet but it seems very well built.  All reviews I've read have verified it's waterproofness. 

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Hey! Nice pack! How are the straps?
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Re: Recommendations for waterproof canvas backpack/rucksack?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 02:38:44 AM »
I just got a Swiss Engineers Rucksack.  It's rubberized canvas I believe.   Leather straps.  I haven't had a chance to carry it yet but it seems very well built.  All reviews I've read have verified it's waterproofness. 

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Hey! Nice pack! How are the straps?

Thanks!  They seem ok. I've only thrown a couple pounds in and walked around the house a bit so far.  I don't think I'd want to put a bunch of weight in and do a long trek without some modification.  But for a day hike I think they'd be Ok.  Time will tell once I gets chance to get it out some.  I had read some reviews hinting at shoulder strap mods having been done but never followed up on what they actually were. 

There is also a companion bread bag that is available for this ruck that straps to the top of the pack.
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Re: Recommendations for waterproof canvas backpack/rucksack?
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2017, 05:36:05 AM »
I see. There's a lot of those swiss surplus here. Haven't tried them but they seem pretty durable and the straps for me is the only downside.
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Re: Recommendations for waterproof canvas backpack/rucksack?
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2017, 07:20:32 AM »
The straps on my Belgium army pack shown above are wider than the Swiss packs, but yesterday I put most of my fishing gear in it and walked a 45mins walk,it wasn't too bad going but coming home in was digging in,so extra padding would improve it  :tu: but for under a tenner these are good packs and very waterproof  :salute:

 

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