The Duffle (S)
- Hand tooled channel for seam protection
- Highest quality, Australian made waxed canvas
- Canvas waterproof, mould resistant and UV stabilised
- Rolltop closure making for easy access and dust proof
- Internal loop to clip keys or torch
- Veg tan leather detailing
- Corespun polycotton thread
- Stainless steel hardware
- 29 litres capacity
“Top quality canvas and veg tanned leather, the duffle may look like quite a simple affair and in some respects it is. However, there is a lot more going on than meets the eye. The opening of the bag uses a sailing dry bag inspired 3 roll closure which is water and dust proof and doesn’t have small components like zip teeth that are susceptible to mechanical failure. The clip used is a Ronstan sailing marine grade stainless steel snap hook. Like the wallet, the stitching in the duffle base is countersunk into a channel in 2.5mm thick vegetable tanned saddlery leather this protects the thread from any abrasion. Why is this so special? Typically when stitching leather on an industrial machine a bladed needle will be used. This makes it easier to keep seams straight and for the needle to pass through the leather with less resistance, typically a nylon thread will also be used, in this example however a round needle is used making the task of aligning the thread into the channel extremely difficult. So why use a rounded needle? Canvas, if a bladed needle were to pass through the leather and through the canvas it would cut the cotton fibres meaning the canvas would not retain the same water repellent properties when it gets wet and the fibres swell with moisture. Using a round needle spreads the fibres apart carrying the poly cotton thread through the canvas without damaging the structure of the material. Why use a poly cotton thread? The cotton content of the thread is also very important for a similar reason, when the thread gets wet it will swell and create a seal between itself and the canvas. To finish the bag off the English bridle hide shoulder strap is anchored to the stainless steel D ring using the Kimberly knot and an internal stainless steel saddle provides a handy point to clip keys or a small torch”
—Tom Farrah, Designer and Manufacturer.
Please note, due to the handmade nature of Farrah products and current demand, there can be extensive waiting times prior to dispatch. If you require a product within a certain time frame, please contact us for availability and approximate lead time.
|Dimensions||25 × 25 × 60 cm|