Our Journeyman Backpack features a generous capacity and carries your load comfortably on the trail or on the job. The Journeyman just goes about its business in a quiet, workmanlike way.

We combined the individual strengths of several of our signature materials to create our best-selling backpack. The main compartment is built with oil finish Tin Cloth to protect your gear from rain, sleet and snow, just as it’s protected generations of loggers and sportsmen in the rain-soaked forests of the Pacific Northwest. Tin Cloth is a tightly-woven canvas duck that’s been thoroughly saturated with a paraffin wax formulation for maximum water repellency. Our industrial-strength, 2-ply by 3-ply Rugged Twill forms the back panel and reinforces the base for added structure and durability. The padded shoulder straps are made from Tin Cloth and lined with Moleskin, a sueded cotton which minimizes slipping while improving breathability. The contoured, adjustable straps are secured to the backpack with vegetable-tanned Bridle Leather from Wickett & Craig, the historic Pennsylvania tannery since 1867. Our Bridle Leather hides have been slowly steeped in an environmentally-friendly bark-tannin solution, with tallows and waxes added in the final stages for suppleness and luster. The final result is a leather that’s as well-suited for our luggage as it is for bridles and saddlery.

The Journeyman’s lined main compartment is secured by a solid brass, heavy-gauge YKK® zipper that’s shielded from water by a Tin Cloth gutter along its entire length. It extends more than halfway down the bag for easy access and visibility into the pack. The padded back panel protects from sharp or bulky loads, and the interior padded pocket fits a 15” laptop. The exterior pocket is gusseted with corner snaps, allowing it to remain low-profile or expand to increase capacity. The one-hand-operable snapped pocket flap ensures your quick-access essentials stay dry. Added details such as the grab handle, snapped closure over the main compartment’s rain gutter, and zipper pulls are made from Bridle Leather, rounding out a thoughtfully-designed, well-executed backpack that will provide dependable service for as many miles as you care to walk or ride.

The Journeyman Backpack is everything you need in a backpack while carrying the hallmark of well-engineered gear – it does what it’s supposed to do without drawing attention to itself.

    • Built with iconic Tin Cloth and Rugged Twill for water resistance and durability
    • Fully-lined with a padded pocket for laptops up to 15”
    • Cotton Moleskin-lined shoulder straps with Bridle Leather adjustment straps
    • Padded back panel
    • Exterior snap-flap pocket with snap-secure expandable gussets



100% cotton Rugged Twill + 14-oz. oil finish Tin Cloth + Moleskin + poly/cotton lining

17 ½"H x 12 ½"W x 5"D


Wipe or brush clean

Made in Vietnam