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Millican Fraser the Rucksack | Review

Millican's Fraser the Rucksack is at home in the city as it is in the wild

Millican’s Fraser the Rucksack is undoubtedly one of the slickest and most stylish bags included in our 100. The pack wouldn’t look out of place on the walls of an artisan coffee shop. But don’t be fooled – we don’t choose bags based on their form alone, this bag excels when it comes to function as well.

Millican is a brand for the conscious traveller. The company uses natural and recycled materials to make products that are up there with the best of them in terms of quality.

The Fraser is part of Millican’s Mavericks Collection; designed to be a lightweight and minimal offering to accompany you on the path less travelled. It’s made from only a few panels of the company’s impressive weatherproof Bionic Canvas. But those panels are incredibly strong.

The Bionic Canvas is 57% recycled and almost a third stronger than regular canvas.”

The Bionic Canvas is 57% recycled and almost a third stronger than regular canvas. This means that there are fewer seams on the bag, which only adds further to the stylish look while increasing the durability of the pack. You won’t be tearing this thing easily.

The pack looks incredibly stylish, and it is, but it’s also got hidden pockets and compression straps so that you don’t miss out on any extra space when packing or face a hassle when you’re hunting for your goods on the go. At 32 litres, it’s more than big enough for day hikes or even quick overnight trips. The pockets range from standard side-pockets to zip-pockets on the removable hip belt big enough to stash a phone or a guidebook. The fact that the hip belt is removable means that while it’s there for you when you’re carrying a heavy load on a hike, you can also ditch it to wear the bag around town.

Millican uses recycled and natural material to make top-quality gear. Photo: Chris Johnson.
The fabric used is more than 50% stronger than regular canvas, meaning the life expectancy is longer than most. Photo: Chris Johnson.
Hidden pockets and compression straps help you make the most of your space. Photo: Chris Johnson.

Likewise, there’s also an internal sleeve which is designed for a hydration pack, but can just as easily ferry your laptop to and from town if you’re making the most of the city in between your outdoor outings. This is a backpack that boasts a style all of its own, and its toughness and spaciousness make it incredibly versatile. A great option for the regular traveller who likes to keep things organic, and for anyone looking for a great travel pack that can double up for city life too.

Millican Fraser the Rucksack

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