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Millican Fraser the Rucksack 32L


Millican Fraser the Rucksack 32L


Brand: Millican
  EAN 5060199341136
Weight: 1300 g         4 reviews
The Millican Fraser the Rucksack - 32L is a quiet achiever. Just like the bags favoured by alpine explorers in the past, Millican have kept this lightweight and added modern details such as hidden pockets and compression straps. The result is a bag ready for almost anything, whether it’s overnight stays or weekend walks.

Millican have used just a few panels of highly weatherproof Bionic® Canvas that is 57% recycled and 30% stronger than regular canvas to construct this rucksack. This means fewer seams, which means less to worry about when you’re miles from anywhere. Even the buckles are made from aluminium for better durability and strength.

  • Secure top-lid design with drawstring closure
  • Generous external storage pockets for maps, water bottles and essentials
  • Two compression straps doubling up as pole or tripod holders
  • External zip pocket with internal key ring for valuables
  • Internal sleeve for hydration pack or laptop (up to 17”)
  • Two easy-access zip pockets on hip belt for camera, phone and valuables
  • Padded, removable hip-belt
  • Open space behind side pockets for bottles, maps, etc
  • Fold-away reflective strip and clip-on light facility on front panel
  • Comfortable, padded air-mesh back panel
  • Adjustable, padded, ergonomic shoulder straps
  • Simplicity is strength - minimum seams, maximum durability
  • Bionic® Canvas Outer Fabric: 38% cotton, 57% recycled polyester, 5% high-tenacity polyester, 100% paraffin wax impregnated.
  • Lining Fabric: 100% recycled polyester
  • Buckles: Aluminium
  • Zips: YKK
  • Trim: Leather
  • Dimensions: H 55cm x W 28cm x D 23cm
  • Colour: Moss

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Product Reviews

Millican Fraser the Rucksack 32L is rated 4/5 based on 4 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

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  1 of 4

  The bag arrived the day after I ordered it. I was surprised by the size. It seemed larger than the old 35 litre rucksack that it was bought to replace. The choice of materials suggests that the manufacturer is keenly aware of environmental concerns. Whilst metal buckles are unsuitable for arctic environments in winter, they work well in typical British conditions. So far I have had three long walks with the bag. On the second occasion I loaded it quite heavily. By chance there were heavy showers. The bag proved fine in all respects. The comfort was particularly good. The closures are achieved with metal g-hooks. It takes a little practice to use them easily. There are two loops near the bottom of the bag which can be stowed from the inside of the open side pockets when not in use. One such open pocket can accommodate a 1.2 litre vacuum flask. The anchor points for the compression straps feature double slots from which it is possible to pull out a loop of strap. The handle of a small forest axe will fit through this and one of the lower loops. The strap on the axe sheath can then be taken around the compression strap in the same way that it would be done on a belt to prevent the axe from accidentally lifting out. Of course I can take no responsibility for the safety of anyone trying this or any other method. There is also a double slot arrangement at the anchor point of the strap for the main lid. However that strap is attached in such a way that it cannot be used to form a similar loop with those slots. If they were to be used, another strap would be required. In that case the duty would need to be light, otherwise the leather might tear. Immediately outside and adjacent to the open side pockets are two side pockets with lids. These side pockets can take a variety of other items and protect them from rain. Inside the main compartment there is a loop at the top with a pop button fastener. It can be used to retain any straps of items requiring immediate identification. There is a security pocket which I have yet to use at the top of the bag immediately next to the back. There are two compartments in the main belt for small items requiring occasional rapid access. The belt reduces the load on the shoulder straps and helps to avoid interference between the user's back and that of the bag. As supplied, closure for the main compartment was done via the provided sliding collar on the draw strings and a slipped overhand knot formed in both strings simultaneously. The lid was secured with a metal g-hook. The bag has a haul loop at the top, which works well for hanging it up, and there is also a small carrying handle on the lid. My first few trials with this rucksack went well, and I expect that it will become a regular companion for day walks and occasional overnight stops.  

  Steve Smith
20th October, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 4

  An excellent, simple to use and unfussy sack which is roomy and functional. The side pockets are very handy for keeping essentials to hand. The metal buckles are a little awkward to use especially with cold, wet hands, the material puckers with the draw cord so it need to be sure it does close properly in poor weather conditions. The very handy inside pockets could do with being a little higher up the inside to make access easier. That's all being very picky on what's overall a lovely functional sack.  

  Robert Tilbury
15th August, 2018

Rated: 4/5

  3 of 4

  I had been looking for a travel rucksack for a while, something that would be comfortable but not look over technical. This fits the bill very well having a good range of pockets and a decent sized main compartment. The access into the main compartment is possibly a bit small but with care you can pack a well folded shirt without creases. I have also used the sack on a couple of short days on coastal type walks and have found it to be comfortable and waterproof with everything easily to hand from pockets or main compartment. All in all this is a decent rucksack has a retro look and feel but is a lot more than a fashion item, I would recommend this to anyone who wants an understated pack equally at home in the office, at the airport or on the hill. An out and out bush craft pack it probably isn't, but that said it doesn't rustle too much and it would organise your kit effectively, the laptop sleeve would take a bladder and a small axe could sit in the drop in pocket behind the main side pocket so it may work just fine.  

  Simon Wallis
24th July, 2017

Rated: 4/5

  4 of 4

  When I saw this pack in a local shop here in Melbourne, I just knew I had to have one. Only real issue was the price - AUD300. Ouch, Luckily, turns out you guys over there in blighty get a cracking deal on these at only AUD214, so I nabbed myself a relative bargain. The pack itself is just what you want in a day pack. Simple, robust, waterproof, and just enough pockets to be functional without being ridiculous. Things I Like: - No bells and whistles, just features you'll actually use. - Tough and well made (Although time will tell, but I have high hopes). - Removable waist belt is a plus. - Only one zip and it's not load bearing so should last. - Looks like it means business. - Good price. What I don't like: - Hidden pocket is on the wrong slide for right-handed users, if if swinging the pack off one shoulder. - Might actually be a tad too deep: Packed to the gills could easily swallow 45L. I think calling this a 32L is highly conservative. - Wish it had a thicker or double layer of material on its base. So this isn't a comprehensive review because I just received it (7 days to AU!), but I'd already assessed it in local shops and I think it's a winner. If you're looking for a tough, well-made day pack, I think Millican should be on your list.  

  Warwick Gresswell
21st July, 2017

Rated: 4/5

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