Designed for carrying awkward or fragile gear, the pack is built around a 24-inch pack basket. Canvas flap straps cinch the load while an extra-long top flap allows for mounding gear above the basket top. Huge 18" tall side pockets hold plenty of stuff. Slip tent poles or axe behind the side pockets for easy packing and access. Secure with leather side straps which can also serve as lift handles or as an attachment point for your mug. Double bottom, tumpline and leather shoulder straps with sternum strap.
Made in USA.
Item No. S-250 Rutstrum Gear Pack
- Dimensions: 24H x 22W x 6D + Pockets
- Capacity: 6,950 cubic inches : 113.89L
- Construction: 18-ounce canvas, box pack design, double sewn side seams, two side pockets, leather reinforcements for all rivets and high stress seams, top grade roller buckles, double canvas bottom, includes M-215 poly liner, compatible with 24” basket
History of this Product
Known primarily for his fifteen books covering such subjects as canoeing, wilderness camping, and nature, famous Northwood’s author Calvin Rutstrum also developed the concept for the ash basket/soft pack combo. This versatile outfit, which we now call the Cruiser Combo, has been popular for years because it not only offers additional protection over other methods of packing but also rides low to avoid catching on branches and shrubs in the heavy woods.
In addition to his writing and important innovations, Cal Rutstrum, along with other notable conservationists such as Sigurd F. Olson, are also heavily credited with successfully campaigning and winning the late 1940’s precedent-setting battle to ban all airplane traffic over what is today the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota.