I am smitten with this pack. I grew up in rural Canada as a child and it wasn't uncommon to see a white bearded man in a canoe wearing one of these, likely made locally or at home. While they might not be a staple item of water sport today
I take great comfort in the memories associated with packing one of which and getting lost in the woods for a few days. I cannot wait to share that feeling with my new paddler partners. This pack met and exceeded my expectations both in aesthetics and quality and I am sure I will enjoy it for years to come.