Wax treated cotton canvas & leather construction.
Designed to simplify life on the move, in the city or the country.
IMPROVES WITH AGE
Over time a patina will develop unique to your experiences.
FIT FOR COMFORT
Adjustable shoulder straps & ergonomically cushioned back panel.
As with every piece in the collection, we hold great pride in being able to find utility and product functionality from a classic minimal design, embracing the timeless qualities of choosing to with particular materials.
The roll top design of the Farnborough is focused on the need for a simple and uncomplicated bag for daily life. The large main entry to the pack, zips closed and rolls down to wrap up and secure your essentials from the elements. While functional in design, we also made sure the pack is functional in construction. Constructed using our signature high density waxed canvas and oil treated leather work, the moisture resistant qualities of materials used will keep your gear will be safely separated from the elements.
Our bags are constructed using a densely woven cotton canvas, which is impregnated with a wax treatment. A process designed to enhance, strengthen and stylise the pack, but crucially bring the bag a resistance to moisture. First appropriated by Scottish Mariners in the 1500s, waxed canvas has been a historically fundamental fabric for life in the outdoors, so it became a natural fit for our bags.
We look for materials that are rugged and durable, but it’s also crucial that they age well. Over time, the waxed cotton will soften and conform to the way in which you use it and a patina will develop. The combination of exposure to the hot sun, driving rain, and the movements of your body, will lighten the color in the creases of the waxed fabric to create your own unique wear patterns. It truly is a thing of beauty.
The cowhide leather detailing is again treated with a wax coating, which enhances the fibres of the leather for a soft touch and an increased durability and moisture resistance. Like the waxed canvas, with use a natural patina will form onto the leather, unique to your piece and the journey in which you travel.
The beauty achieved when combining waxed treated canvas & leather naturally commands a need for a specialist workshop with the experience needed to shape something special. However marrying up the rugged durability of waxed cotton & leather, with the design for comfort and flexibility needed from an everyday carry option, complicates the production process profoundly.
So the task of finding a production partner grew increasingly hard for us. After some time trying to figure out the impossible, we were introduced to a boutique workshop located in mainland China who have the experience required to specialise in crafting high quality bags using these difficult materials, who are able to produce unusually small production runs to support our early days business, and importantly have a full understanding of the value created from maintaining excellent conditions of work. As soon as the mail arrived delivering our first test sample we knew we made the best decision. In fact, with our first sample we had so much confidence in what we had, that later that day we officially launched Oldfield onto the web, and have since never looked back.
– Roll top design with zip close and buckle
– Interior 15” laptop sleeve
– Exterior rear zip close & button close pockets
– Interior catch all pouch pockets
– High density waxed cotton canvas
– Cowhide leather trim and detailing
– Rust resistant alloy hardware
– Soft cotton canvas back panel
– Soft touch polyester cotton interior