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Classic Rucksack

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22 Review(s)
The practical size and attractive styling of our Classic Rucksack makes it the perfect backpack for your next day trip.

  • Rugged 15-ounce canvas construction.
  • Leather shoulder straps riveted for extra reinforcement.
  • Draw cord closure and buckling leather flap for main compartment opening.
  • Leather grab handle.
  • Front pocket closes with button snap.
  • Enough space for a jacket, guidebook, snacks, and extra water.
  • Guaranteed for life. Made in the USA.
SKU: B-142

Availability: In stock

Customer Reviews (22)
mostly good/ great wokmanship
straps set too wide and pack wants to slide off. I have 4 other Duluth packs and the straps are set closer and wear perfectly. Leon Former fly fishing/river guide with 33 years experience. Review by leon (Posted on 10/7/2016)
A Pack Filled With Memories
Mine is probably 30 years old or more. It's been through the Boundary Waters, the Swiss Alps, France, the Tetons, the Rockies of Colorado and Canada, Isle Royale, Yellowstone, and Alaska. I took a photograph of it and posted it on Flickr, and it made their "Explore" site of the 500 top photos every day, and so far, there are over 4,000 people who have seen my rucksack there. I'm not about to give this up! EVER! Review by Rod (Posted on 9/19/2015)
A little short of perfect.
I have this pack in olive. It is a thing of beauty, and the appearance has done nothing but improve in the couple of years I've used it. Materials and workmanship seem top quality. The shortcomings of the bag for me are: it needs a grab/haul loop, and the shoulder straps are set at an angle too wide for my body - so the straps want to slide off my shoulders. And if I could have it made just to suit me, I'd like it a little taller. Perhaps a sternum strap option....

Oh, I really like the bag, but if it didn't tend to slide, I'd like it more.
Review by Roger (Posted on 6/2/2015)
I just recently purchased this bag. I waited about 2 weeks to do this review. The bag is excellently made, wonderful leather, and the color is beautiful (Burgundy). After I broke the straps in with my hands, it is a super comfortable bag to carry. I love it. I will only purchase Duluth pack products from here on out. Next on my list is the Deluxe Daypack! My only wish for the classic rucksack is I wish it came with a leather handle so I don't have to carry it by a strap when I'm just picking it up. Otherwise 5 stars, love the bag, well worth the money and the quality is outstanding. Review by Katie (Posted on 8/23/2014)
Classic Rucksack
I've had my rucksack sonce 2003, it has been to over 24 countries with me. Nothing compares to it's usefullness as a small carry on or as a bag to use duing sightseeing and as a simple briefcase for meetings. As it aged I began using it for fishing and hunting day trips, works great. Still lokks almost new and I have no problems with it. Review by Richard (Posted on 11/21/2013)
Love it
I used my rucksack for 10 years and love it but the canvas across the bottom back, just above the seam, split. Don't know if it can be repaired. I would like to have a leather strip sewn there so I can use it again. Review by CJ (Posted on 10/16/2013)
just o.k.
My old pack died, the zippers gave up. I searched for a pack that had no zippers and settled on the Duluth Rucksack. I purchased the waxed cotton model to match my Filson coat. The quality of construction is not above average, the leather edges are not waxed or sealed, an operation done by me. The angle of the straps is too severe, and I am constantly adjusting the pack. I use a pack everyday and this one will take some getting used to. Review by wilson (Posted on 9/26/2013)
Finally, the perfect bag!
I just received my bag yesterday (in burgundy), and I am so pleased with it already. I don't often write reviews, in fact this is my first, but I am so excited about this bag that I feel like I have to write a review. After spending 4 years in college trying to find the perfect bag, I have finally found it! This bag will be perfect for school (I'm a grad student), and perfect for a travel/weekend bag (I go abroad a lot). The size is just right, the color looks good, it's lightweight and roomy, and the overall look is really sleek, I've just had it a day and received so many compliments. Hopefully I will have and use this bag for many years to come! Review by Kate (Posted on 4/27/2013)
One GREAT pack
I have had this pack since 2001. Its been through college, travel, camping, and hunting. It is finally thread bare in the bottom, but a quick patch job got me through that last semester of college. Great product well worth the money and the only backpack that lasted me more than one year. Review by brblacksmith (Posted on 4/16/2013)
Great Pack
I just received my new Rucksack (Black on Black) and it is awesome! As indicated in other reviews it is bigger that expected, which i am glad. It is build solid (and in the USA!) the leather is heavy duty and appears to be very good quality. Review by Ericism (Posted on 2/22/2013)

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