Having sourced a supply of these, we remove any that are beyond repair, leaving only the best examples, then clean them and treat the leather with special nourishing and preserving agents and finally a wax finish to both the leather and the ballistic nylon canvas (more details in our post here). We are proud to be bringing this iconic rucksack fully back to use.
Swiss Army Mountain Troops in a 1962 film using the older Vintage version of this pack to the same design (see our Vintage Swiss Mountain Pack):
Received the Swiss mountain pack safe and sound.
I am over the moon with it, absolutely superb. I will make it my main 1 or 2 day rucksack. Can’t wait for all the admiring glances I am sure to get out on the trail. Thanks for your excellent service and all your help
I received the pack last week all well and good, you were right the olive colour does look fantastic. I really love the fact that there is still that small card on the back where I can just make out the name of one of the original owners of this pack. Will not hesitate to order from you again, hopefully in the near future!
Many thanks for your swift reply regarding attaching your canvas bed roll to the vintage swiss army rucksack your help is very much appreciated. I am very impressed with the equipment shown on your web site,some items are very nostalgic for me as I am still using some kit issued to me during my service in the Royal Navy especially my duck down sleeping bag issued in 1972 for Artic Warfare training,it still is in good condition and goes with me on all my trips to the Yukon,not bad for a 40 year old bag.
Kind regards, PW, UK.