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Ray Mears Leaf Cutter Rucksack



Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Leaf Cutter Rucksack

£195.00

Weight: 1860 g         51 reviews
The Ray Mears Leaf Cutter Rucksack is the first ever rucksack to have been designed and tested by the British Bushcraft and survival expert Ray Mears. The end result is a dedicated outdoor pack that is spacious and tough, yet surprisingly light in weight. Each pack has been crafted from start to finish right here in the UK, courtesy of Scottish Mountain Gear - a company with whom Ray has had ties since as far back as his Bushcraft Survival days. Indeed, the Leaf Cutter was developed from a custom jungle rucksack, made for Ray by Scottish Mountain Gear many years ago.

When first setting out to design this rucksack, Ray's primary goal was to create "a pack that you can live out of." With its focus on roomy, easy-access compartments, along with strong fabrics and fittings, this is a pack that does away with the unnecessary gimmicks and instead provides a reliable and durable companion for your adventures.

With a main compartment volume of 58 litres, the pack provides ample space for your equipment, clothing and food, making it perfect for week-long forays or even longer trips into the wilderness. Despite this large capacity, the pack weighs in at just 1.8 kg; a surprisingly low figure for such a spacious rucksack made from strong fabrics. It is thanks to this that the rucksack's name was born, after the supremely strong yet agile leaf cutter ant.

The fixed side pockets provide an additional packing volume of 20 litres, helping you to organise your gear while keeping important items close to hand. An external pocket on the front of the pack provides plenty of room for your first aid kit, while two internal sleeves in the main compartment provide the perfect storage space for a pair of SAM splints.

Details:
  • Volume of main compartment: 58 litres
  • Volume of side pockets: 10 litres each
  • Total volume (including all pockets): 90 litres
  • Weight: 1.86 kg
  • Back height (from the shoulder straps down): 50 cm
  • Fabric: Waterproof 1,000 denier Cordura Nylon
  • Colour: Olive Drab
  • A bespoke item, produced in small numbers
  • Designed by Ray Mears
  • Exclusive to Woodlore
  • Made in Great Britain
Features:
  • Large main compartment with PU Nylon snow valance and drawcord closure
  • Spacious lid with elastic trim and buckle closures
  • 2 x fixed side pockets with buckle closures
  • External front pocket with lockable zip closure
  • External, slim-profile pocket on lid with lockable zip closure
  • Concealed, slim-profile pocket on underside of lid with zip closure
  • Drain holes fitted in the main compartment and side pockets
  • Heavy-duty YKK zips used throughout
  • Contoured and padded shoulder straps with adjustable top-tension buckles
  • Adjustable, heavy-duty waist and chest strap with extended padding on hip area
  • Lightweight internal metal frame with protective caps, housed in fabric sleeves
  • Breathable and padded mesh-lined back panel, for improved comfort and air flow
  • Sturdy grab handle
  • 2 x full-length internal storage sleeves on back lining, perfect for SAM splints (not included)
  • Velcro loops for tidying away excess shoulder strap webbing
  • Embroidered Ray Mears Bushcraft logo on front pocket

Shipping

  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination


Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.


  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days

Returns

A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
Etchingham
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Ray Mears Leaf Cutter Rucksack is rated 5/5 based on 51 customer reviews.

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

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  1 of 51

  This is everything that I want from a rucksack, and I have trialled so many bags in the past 20 years. This one is well thought out, the quality of the material and zips are superb. It's not a complex design, which means that I know exactly where everything is, and I can access things like my tarp without having to open the main compartment and I love that it fits my 14cm billy can in a side pocket without a problem. I was concerned that the back length would be too big for me as I'm only 5'5 but, actually, it's perfect and comfortable to wear on long hikes. I love this rucksack.  

  Claire W
15th June, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 51

  These are really good, so glad we got them, comfortable, excellent quality, common sense design.  

  Esmay
11th June, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 51

  I received my Leafcutter Rucksack last week just prior to heading off on a multi day hike on the Grampians Peaks Trail (Victoria AUSTRALIA). I wanted a rucksack that was simple, strong, and large enough to carry enough kit for long duration trekking. I found the Leafcutter met all my needs very well. I love its simplicity. If I had to find a criticism It would be that the waist belt is a little prone to slippage under tension and I needed to tighten it every now and again. I think this will fix itself when the shine wears off the fabric but it’s really the most minor point. I love the rucksack and I’m sure it will give me many years of service in the Australian Bush. I also note it is a creation in partnership with Scottish Mountain Gear. I have used one of their Cuillan 2 Sacs for over 25 years and love it too so the Leafcutter has great genes. Thanks for your great products and service.  

  Tim Whitford
26th May, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 51

  I was extremely doubtful on ordering this purely down to the cost and was torn two or three times in pressing ‘buy’ - but each time I hesitated they sold out, but having seen the rucksack when I went to see Ray live on stage, I knew I had to get it and I’m so pleased I did. Not because it sold out again in about two days but because it’s a beautiful bit of kit. The material it’s made of is robust and will last many many years and, there’s plenty of room for all your gear and food. It’s comfortable to wear too and what I like is there’s no fluff about it. It’s everything I need in a rucksack without the gimmicks and to me that’s important. Yes it’s nearly £200 but I don’t think you’ll regret ordering it. In fact I’m sure you won’t. I love it!  

  Colin Stainton
4th May, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 51

  The rucksack arrived today and from what I have seen of it so far I am very happy with this purchase. One of the things I first noticed which I am very happy about is how light it feels compared to other rucksacks I have owned in the past. The construction of the rucksack is well thought out as well as the basic simplicity in as much there is a lack of buckles and straps which I like and prefer. The volume of the bag is ample, the pockets on the side are a good size, as are the internal ones. Going back to the lack of straps and belts, which for me is quite important, it's great to just open the bag, get what you need, shut it and move on without the paraphernalia of undoing unnecessary straps which some bags have get in the way. I am looking forward to trying this rucksack out. I really like the look of this Leaf Cutter Rucksack. Hopefully it will get many years of service and I shall give you an update in the near future. To everyone at Woodlore, thanks for your help and service.  

  Mark Armley
2nd February, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 51

  My husband having attended a few of your courses was keen to obtain this item. He was highly impressed by the design and quality. This rucksack looks like it will last a long time and will be extremely enhancing my husband’s outdoor adventures.  

  Elizabeth Johnson
28th December, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 51

  Well made, comfortable with a full load and is a fair price.  

  David
10th November, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 51

  Have not had the chance to take this out yet but so far I'm really impressed with this rucksack. It is extremely well made and looks like it could last a lifetime. It has plenty of storage space both in the main compartment and in the side pockets which are enormous and can easily hold a 12-14 inch billy can. In fact the danger might be that I would want to take too muuch just because the bag will carry a lot. Have to try to avoid packing everything and the kitchen sink into it. Overall I'm extremely happy with this purchase and I think this bag will be great for both short overnighters and longer multi-day adventures.  

  Alun Turner
15th September, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 51

  As described, well thought out design, geared up as my winter bushcraft pack and it works really well. Side pockets are an excellent size for camp cooking and hydration plus the front pocket is deceivingly spacious. Main volume is a good size to keep the load reasonable. Top inner and outer pockets are a little bit on the small side and the pack could do with attachment points on top or bottom for a sleeping pad. Overall a very well designed and contained pack with enough pockets to support gear organisation.  

  Darrel Singh
7th September, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 51

  Great pack, strong and well made with functional side and front pockets that allow for quick access to the most important items in the pack. The pack would benefit from some sewn in Velcro straps for holding walking poles, hanked cord and so on.  

  Nathan Burman
21st April, 2021

Rated: 5/5




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