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Parachuter Bag

Parachuter Bag


An original DE BRUIR Studio design, the Parachuter Bag has become one of the signature pieces of the collection. A contemporary backpack hinting of a bygone era, it is created from a large wrap of leather, with two overlapping top flaps and an end flap for added protection. A row of skids protects the base and adds aesthetic value. When packed, close with a simple and secure front buckle and brass stud. The Parachuter Bag is remarkably comfortable to wear.

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Notes from the Craftsman

The Parachuter Bag is a visually unique backpack.

The quality of the leather and the novel construction style make it a statement piece to use and wear. It is one of Garvan de Bruir’s earliest designs which he has continued to refine over the years.

The Parachuter is a remarkably comfortable bag to wear. The shoulder straps are adjustable so as to achieve an optimum fit to individual body sizes. Then the shoulder straps can tie together with a stud detail at the chest, pulling the bag tighter to your back. This reduces any bouncing when you are walking or running. As a bag is used, the leather body and straps mould satisfyingly to your back and shoulders.

When wearing the bag, the opening face is held against your back and therefore stays firmly closed. The large wrap of leather that forms the body of the bag, overlaps itself to keep the contents safely inside.

The closing system at the front features a signature binding detail as an alternative to a brass buckle and belt holes. Such is the quality of the bridle leather, that this friction binder is enough to keep the bag securely closed over its long life.

The calibre of the leather is paramount in creating this design. It is tanned for saddlery and therefore is strong enough to achieve this unorthodox construction. At 3mm thick, a single wrapping layer is firm enough to maintain the handsome shape.

As the shoulder straps merge the body in a continuous line around the edge of the bag, it creates a firm rim that further reinforces the shape. The bag maintains it form even when empty.


• Medium: 43 cm x 34 cm x 17 cm      (17″ x 13 ½” x 6 ½”)

• Large: 47 cm x 38 cm x 18 cm ( 18 ½” x 15″ x 7″)


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