Brevent is our 22 litre natural fibre backpack for mountain walking and travel. It was inspired by the mountain packs of our childhood idols, but with practical touches that make it handy for day-to-day use too.
We've used dry waxed cotton, a cotton canvas imbued with wax to give it natural water resistance and a supple feel. Waxed cotton is lightweight and incredibly durable, which is why it’s been used over the centuries for everything from sailcloth to garments for farmers. It's also why we’ve used to it make mountain daypacks suitable for day-in, day-out use.
Brevent features a buckle and loop flap closure, with a drawstring collar that lets you stuff that extra layer in that you thought wouldn’t fit. There's a zipped pocket in the lid for stuff you need to get to quickly (your head torch, compass, keys…) and two bellow-style side pockets with compression straps for your water bottles.
A soft padded back support makes it really comfortable to carry, with a sternum strap and hip belt that help to distribute the load across your torso.
Created by our factory team here, on the edge of the Peak District, the Tyrol is designed to be hardwearing and enduring: all buckles are aluminium, stress-points are bar-tacked and seams bound. We know how important a dependable backpack is, so you’ve also got the reassurance of a 25 year Alpine Bond warranty just in case.
Capacity: 22 litres
Outer fabric: 330 denier dry waxed cotton
Lining: Cotton Hardware: Aluminium tension hooks, YKK zip, Duraflex buckles
For us, caring for our gear is all part of the adventure. Tyrol is made from dry waxed cotton, which has a higher melting point than regular waxed cotton to reduce transfer onto your clothes (it will still transfer, but at a slower rate). You still need to rewax your bag every so often so that it maintains its water resistance. We recommend rewaxing every 12 months, or if you notice your bag isn’t repelling water as it should. For more detail on how to rewax your bag, take a look at our rewaxing support sticky.
We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.