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The Maverick Streak – Justin Miles

26 Nov 2015
The Maverick Streak – Justin Miles

Our Tribe

The Maverick Streak – Justin Miles

26 Nov 2015

Sometimes it takes a life-changing event to strip back the things that don’t matter and shine a light on the things that do. Following your own independent spirit results in...

Sometimes it takes a life-changing event to strip back the things that don’t matter and shine a light on the things that do. Following your own independent spirit results in...

Our Tribe

The Maverick Streak - Rob Fraser

02 Oct 2015
The Maverick Streak - Rob Fraser

Our Tribe

The Maverick Streak - Rob Fraser

02 Oct 2015

Within each of us resides a mindset to create our own path – we call this ‘the maverick streak’. Our Maverick Collection namesakes are people who have made an inspired...

Within each of us resides a mindset to create our own path – we call this ‘the maverick streak’. Our Maverick Collection namesakes are people who have made an inspired...

Our Tribe

The Maverick Streak – Nick Hand

23 Oct 2015
The Maverick Streak – Nick Hand

Our Tribe

The Maverick Streak – Nick Hand

23 Oct 2015

We believe people’s energy helps the world go round in the right direction. Nick Hand used the creative energy of others to cycle against the flow, with just his bike...

We believe people’s energy helps the world go round in the right direction. Nick Hand used the creative energy of others to cycle against the flow, with just his bike...

Our Tribe

The Maverick Streak - Andy Smith

04 Nov 2015
The Maverick Streak - Andy Smith

Our Tribe

The Maverick Streak - Andy Smith

04 Nov 2015

There’s an ambition inside a person that can set them apart from others. Tuning into that feeling, and making it their own reality, takes independence and a vision to drive...

There’s an ambition inside a person that can set them apart from others. Tuning into that feeling, and making it their own reality, takes independence and a vision to drive...

Tips

Simple Guide to Map Reading

27 Feb 2023
Simple Guide to Map Reading

Tips

Simple Guide to Map Reading

27 Feb 2023

Map reading is somewhat of a dying art form given the rise of smartphones and technology in recent years. However, we’re here to convince you to disconnect from your phone...

Map reading is somewhat of a dying art form given the rise of smartphones and technology in recent years. However, we’re here to convince you to disconnect from your phone...

Sustainability

How to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle

15 Aug 2022
How to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle

Sustainability

How to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle

15 Aug 2022

Becoming more sustainable isn’t something you can easily tick off your list and move onto the next goal – sustainable living is a lifelong journey. But knowing what steps you...

Becoming more sustainable isn’t something you can easily tick off your list and move onto the next goal – sustainable living is a lifelong journey. But knowing what steps you...

Sustainability

Everything You Need to Know About Recyclable Ma...

29 Sep 2022
Everything You Need to Know About Recyclable Material

Sustainability

Everything You Need to Know About Recyclable Ma...

29 Sep 2022

Sustainable living is something that most people are trying to work towards, however it requires dedication. Recycling is a great step towards living more sustainably, but it can be difficult...

Sustainable living is something that most people are trying to work towards, however it requires dedication. Recycling is a great step towards living more sustainably, but it can be difficult...

Sustainability

How to Shop Sustainably

23 Nov 2022
How to Shop Sustainably

Sustainability

How to Shop Sustainably

23 Nov 2022

Living more sustainable is something that everyone should work towards. However, being sustainable isn’t something you can simply tick off – it’s a lifetime journey which takes a lot of...

Living more sustainable is something that everyone should work towards. However, being sustainable isn’t something you can simply tick off – it’s a lifetime journey which takes a lot of...

Sustainability

The Importance of Leaving No Trace

06 Mar 2023
The Importance of Leaving No Trace

Sustainability

The Importance of Leaving No Trace

06 Mar 2023

Mother nature is a beautiful thing - and for avid outdoors people like ourselves, it’s vital that we constantly educate and discover new ways to protect the environment. At Millican,...

Mother nature is a beautiful thing - and for avid outdoors people like ourselves, it’s vital that we constantly educate and discover new ways to protect the environment.

Traveller Series

The Camino Pilgrimage with Benoit Grogan-Avignon

26 Mar 2019
The Camino Pilgrimage with Benoit Grogan-Avignon

Traveller Series

The Camino Pilgrimage with Benoit Grogan-Avignon

26 Mar 2019

My mum and I told ourselves we were just going for a long walk. A very long walk. We were nervous, my mum particularly so because she'd never walked this...

My mum and I told ourselves we were just going for a long walk. A very long walk. We were nervous, my mum particularly so because she'd never walked this...

Our Materials

Recycled

10 Jan 2011
Recycled

Our Materials

Recycled

10 Jan 2011

Recycled Polyester Recycled polyester is clever stuff. It’s made from recycled PET material (which is a polyethylene terephthalate, raw petroleum-based material to those in the know). It’s widely used in...

Recycled polyester is clever stuff. It’s made from recycled PET material (which is a polyethylene terephthalate, raw petroleum-based material to those in the know). It’s widely used in plastic bottles...

Our Materials

The Bionic Canvas Story - Behind the Seams

10 Aug 2018
The Bionic Canvas Story - Behind the Seams

Our Materials

The Bionic Canvas Story - Behind the Seams

10 Aug 2018

Conscious choices and connecting with social mavericks lead the way on our sustainable journey, guiding our decisions for people and planet. In our search for the ideal Maverick Collection fabric...

Conscious choices and connecting with social mavericks lead the way on our sustainable journey, guiding our decisions for people and planet.

Millican Dalton

The Slow Route

24 Mar 2016
The Slow Route

Millican Dalton

The Slow Route

24 Mar 2016

Millican Dalton, self proclaimed 'Professor of Adventure', was never motivated by adrenaline fuelled adventure, by speed or by winning races. He found satisfaction in slow, human-powered travel. Over the summer...

Millican Dalton, self proclaimed 'Professor of Adventure', was never motivated by adrenaline fuelled adventure, by speed or by winning races. He found satisfaction in slow, human-powered travel.

Our Tribe

The Maverick Streak - Ruth Allen

18 Oct 2019
The Maverick Streak - Ruth Allen

Our Tribe

The Maverick Streak - Ruth Allen

18 Oct 2019

Within each of us resides a maverick spirit. This series delves deeper into those people who's maverickness paves a way forward in business, creativity and sustainability – awakening our own...

Within each of us resides a maverick spirit. This series delves deeper into those people who's maverickness paves a way forward in business, creativity and sustainability – awakening our own...

Photolog

Transformations - Wanaka, NZ with Tom Powell

19 Oct 2018
Transformations - Wanaka, NZ with Tom Powell

Photolog

Transformations - Wanaka, NZ with Tom Powell

19 Oct 2018

On an adventurous recce, photographer and Millican ambassador Tom Powell explores New Zealand's South Island. From Lake Wanaka to the green summit of Mt Cook, over snow-covered ridges and around...

On an adventurous recce, photographer and Millican ambassador Tom Powell explores New Zealand's South Island. From Lake Wanaka to the green summit of Mt Cook, over snow-covered ridges and around...

Photolog

Paper and Ink - Coni Flores

05 Oct 2018
Paper and Ink - Coni Flores

Photolog

Paper and Ink - Coni Flores

05 Oct 2018

Chilean photographer, Coni Flores embarked on a three-month trek within remote Nepal to build meaningful connections between person, place and photograph. We were moved by Coni's project, Paper and Ink...

Chilean photographer, Coni Flores embarked on a three-month trek within remote Nepal to build meaningful connections between person, place and photograph. We were moved by Coni's project, Paper and Ink...

Photolog

The Enchantments & Cascades - Washington with T...

07 Aug 2018
The Enchantments & Cascades - Washington with Tommy Moore

Photolog

The Enchantments & Cascades - Washington with T...

07 Aug 2018

Tommy Moore is a photographer and creative from the US, who most recently set up camp in Milwaukee. In this photolog, he takes pride in sharing The Enchantments Wilderness and...

Tommy Moore is a photographer and creative from the US, who most recently set up camp in Milwaukee. In this photolog, he takes pride in sharing The Enchantments Wilderness and...

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Smith the Roll Pack 25L

13 Sep 2021
Navigate Your Bag - Smith the Roll Pack 25L

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Smith the Roll Pack 25L

13 Sep 2021

Daniel Rieley is a British Illustrator based in Lisbon. We catch up with him during a van trip in his newly converted Nissan Vanette camper van and he explains how...

Daniel Rieley is a British Illustrator based in Lisbon. We catch up with him during a van trip in his newly converted Nissan Vanette camper van and he explains how...

Product Reviews

Packing Cubes - Simplicity On The Road

25 May 2018
Packing Cubes - Simplicity On The Road

Product Reviews

Packing Cubes - Simplicity On The Road

25 May 2018

The Packing Cubes were a real game changer for us on our trip. It meant we could use all three bags without the hassle of reorganising our kit every time,...

The Packing Cubes were a real game changer for us on our trip. It meant we could use all three bags without the hassle of reorganising our kit every time,...

Product Reviews

Smith the Roll Pack 25L - Valloire By Bike

16 Aug 2018
Smith the Roll Pack 25L - Valloire By Bike

Product Reviews

Smith the Roll Pack 25L - Valloire By Bike

16 Aug 2018

Nestled in the Rhone-Alps region of France, 10 miles from the Italian border, Valloire is a ski resort in the winter and a cyclists dream come summer. Surrounded on all...

Nestled in the Rhone-Alps region of France, 10 miles from the Italian border, Valloire is a ski resort in the winter and a cyclists dream come summer. Surrounded on all...

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Fraser the Rucksack 32L

16 Aug 2018
Navigate Your Bag - Fraser the Rucksack 32L

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Fraser the Rucksack 32L

16 Aug 2018

Inspired by one of his favourite paintings 'The traveller contemplating a sea of clouds' by Caspar David Friedrich, artist Antoine Corbineau developed the idea of humans relationship with 'spectacular and...

Inspired by one of his favourite paintings 'The traveller contemplating a sea of clouds' by Caspar David Friedrich, artist Antoine Corbineau developed the idea of humans relationship with 'spectacular and...

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Smith The Roll Pack 18L

09 Nov 2018
Navigate Your Bag - Smith The Roll Pack 18L

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Smith The Roll Pack 18L

09 Nov 2018

In our latest Navigate Your Bag, Owen D. Pomery illustrates his Croatian adventure from preparation, to exploration, to reflection. Smith the Roll Pack 18L joins him at every new corner,...

In our latest Navigate Your Bag, Owen D. Pomery illustrates his Croatian adventure from preparation, to exploration, to reflection. Smith the Roll Pack 18L joins him at every new corner,...

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Nick The Messenger Bag 13L

24 Apr 2019
Navigate Your Bag - Nick The Messenger Bag 13L

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Nick The Messenger Bag 13L

24 Apr 2019

With Nick the Messenger Bag (13L) carrying her sketchbook and inky brushes, Melanie Chadwick explores close-to-home on the Cornish coast. She illustrates her journeys as her way of travelling with...

With Nick the Messenger Bag (13L) carrying her sketchbook and inky brushes, Melanie Chadwick explores close-to-home on the Cornish coast. She illustrates her journeys as her way of travelling with...

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Fraser the Rucksack 25L

27 May 2020
Navigate Your Bag - Fraser the Rucksack 25L

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Fraser the Rucksack 25L

27 May 2020

In our latest Navigate Your Bag, artist and designer Claudia Salgueiro describes how being able to pause for a while has allowed fresh inspiration to reach her from new places....

In our latest Navigate Your Bag, artist and designer Claudia Salgueiro describes how being able to pause for a while has allowed fresh inspiration to reach her from new places....

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Fraser the Rucksack 32L

04 Mar 2020
Navigate Your Bag - Fraser the Rucksack 32L

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Fraser the Rucksack 32L

04 Mar 2020

I had only recently received my Fraser the Rucksack and was looking forward to our first outing together. Actually, we had already got to know each other a bit –...

I had only recently received my Fraser the Rucksack and was looking forward to our first outing together. Actually, we had already got to know each other a bit –...

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Smith the Roll Top 15L With...

20 Nov 2019
Navigate Your Bag - Smith the Roll Top 15L With Pockets

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Smith the Roll Top 15L With...

20 Nov 2019

With Smith the Roll Pack 15L on his back, Ian Craigie sets out onto unknown trails that weave through in his home city, Edinburgh. What can you explore in a...

With Smith the Roll Pack 15L on his back, Ian Craigie sets out onto unknown trails that weave through in his home city, Edinburgh.

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Fraser the Rucksack 18L

25 Sep 2019
Navigate Your Bag - Fraser the Rucksack 18L

Product Reviews

Navigate Your Bag - Fraser the Rucksack 18L

25 Sep 2019

My Fraser the Rucksack 18L has many incarnations and is forever on a little adventure with me and my family. We live by the sea in Llanbedrog, North Wales. I’m...

My Fraser the Rucksack 18L has many incarnations and is forever on a little adventure with me and my family. We live by the sea in Llanbedrog, North Wales. I’m...

Our Tribe

Emil Eklöv

10 Jan 2017
Emil Eklöv

Our Tribe

Emil Eklöv

10 Jan 2017

Emil is a true Maverick in many ways, armed with his ukulele, a curious mind and enthusiasm that infects everyone he meets, he embodies the true spirit of freedom. From...

Emil is a true Maverick in many ways, armed with his ukulele, a curious mind and enthusiasm that infects everyone he meets, he embodies the true spirit of freedom. From...

Film

Here - A Film by Millican

09 Oct 2019
Here - A Film by Millican

Film

Here - A Film by Millican

09 Oct 2019

Your browser does not support the video. Here can be anywhere on your journey. Here doesn't define the end, but of possibilities for a new beginning. Outdoor therapist Ruth Allen...

Here can be anywhere on your journey. Here doesn't define the end, but of possibilities for a new beginning. Outdoor therapist Ruth Allen (whitepeakwellbeing.com), invites us to travel beyond 4...

Film

A Meaningful Journey Part 04: Balance

09 May 2018
A Meaningful Journey Part 04: Balance

Film

A Meaningful Journey Part 04: Balance

09 May 2018

Your browser does not support the video. At Millican we celebrate the meaning in every journey. In our series 'Meaningful Journeys' we explore creative mavericks and independent spirits who travel...

At Millican we celebrate the meaning in every journey. In our series 'Meaningful Journeys' we explore creative mavericks and independent spirits who travel their own path through life.

Film

A Meaningful Journey Part 03: Nyfiken (Curiosity)

16 Jan 2018
A Meaningful Journey Part 03: Nyfiken (Curiosity)

Film

A Meaningful Journey Part 03: Nyfiken (Curiosity)

16 Jan 2018

Your browser does not support the video. When we met Emil, some years ago, we knew one day we'd have to share him with the world, and selfishly find a...

When we met Emil, some years ago, we knew one day we'd have to share him with the world, and selfishly find a way to bottle his infectious positive spirit....

Film

A Meaningful Journey: Perspective. Part 02: Jam...

26 May 2017
A Meaningful Journey: Perspective. Part 02: James Bowden

Film

A Meaningful Journey: Perspective. Part 02: Jam...

26 May 2017

Your browser does not support the video. At Millican we celebrate the meaning in every journey. In our new series 'Meaningful Journeys' we explore creative mavericks and independent spirits who...

At Millican we celebrate the meaning in every journey. In our new series 'Meaningful Journeys' we explore creative mavericks and independent spirits who travel their own path through life.

Film

A Meaningful Journey: Inscaping. Part 01: Jim M...

19 Apr 2017
A Meaningful Journey: Inscaping. Part 01: Jim Marsden

Film

A Meaningful Journey: Inscaping. Part 01: Jim M...

19 Apr 2017

Your browser does not support the video. At Millican we celebrate the meaning in every journey. In our new series 'Meaningful Journeys' we explore creative mavericks and independent spirits who...

At Millican we celebrate the meaning in every journey. In our new series 'Meaningful Journeys' we explore creative mavericks and independent spirits who travel their own path through life.

Travel

The Travelling Bag - The Pyrenees

22 Mar 2019
The Travelling Bag - The Pyrenees

Travel

The Travelling Bag - The Pyrenees

22 Mar 2019

The Travelling Bag series was originally curated to connect our global community, by passing a bag and a single journal from traveller to traveller, adventure to adventure. It has since...

The Travelling Bag series was originally curated to connect our global community, by passing a bag and a single journal from traveller to traveller, adventure to adventure. It has since...

Film

A Meaningful Journey Part 05: Connection

08 Apr 2019
A Meaningful Journey Part 05: Connection

Film

A Meaningful Journey Part 05: Connection

08 Apr 2019

Your browser does not support the video. Sat on top of two wheels, James Lucas, and his bike, are a vehicle for change. Born from a fragment of an idea...

Sat on top of two wheels, James Lucas, and his bike, are a vehicle for change. Born from a fragment of an idea James had on a cycle trip through...

Q&A

Plastic Free January - Stop! Micro Waste

29 Jan 2019
Plastic Free January - Stop! Micro Waste

Q&A

Plastic Free January - Stop! Micro Waste

29 Jan 2019

Langbrett's Alex Nolte and Oli Spies are longtime Millican friends. Their non-for-profit organisation Stop! Micro Waste raises awareness of microplastic pollution, by providing people with knowledge and solutions to help...

Langbrett's Alex Nolte and Oli Spies are longtime Millican friends. Their non-for-profit organisation Stop! Micro Waste raises awareness of microplastic pollution, by providing people with knowledge and solutions to help...

Travel

The Travelling Bag - A Rocky Mountains Road Trip

25 Sep 2018
The Travelling Bag - A Rocky Mountains Road Trip

Travel

The Travelling Bag - A Rocky Mountains Road Trip

25 Sep 2018

Originally curated to connect our global community, the Travelling Bag is passed from traveller to traveller, encouraging each new owner to delve deeper into the place they're exploring, to focus...

Originally curated to connect our global community, the Travelling Bag is passed from traveller to traveller, encouraging each new owner to delve deeper into the place they're exploring, to focus...

Travel

The Travelling Bag - Mapping The Borrowdale Valley

31 Jan 2019
The Travelling Bag - Mapping The Borrowdale Valley

Travel

The Travelling Bag - Mapping The Borrowdale Valley

31 Jan 2019

The Travelling Bag series was originally curated to connect our global community, by passing a bag and a single journal traveller to traveller, adventure to adventure. It has since become...

The Travelling Bag series was originally curated to connect our global community, by passing a bag and a single journal traveller to traveller, adventure to adventure. It has since become...

Design Philosophy

Crafted By

11 Jan 2011
Crafted By

Design Philosophy

Crafted By

11 Jan 2011

Made in UKOur Crafted By editions celebrate the art of bag making in England. Drawing on specialist knowledge, authentic skills and quality materials, each project sets out to create a...

To forage is a simple, timeless act. Ten thousand short years ago, foraging was the only way of life for everybody and everything. We would have routinely searched the woods,...

Design Philosophy

Blank Canvas

11 Jan 2011
Blank Canvas

Design Philosophy

Blank Canvas

11 Jan 2011

Creative FreedomOur bags are for travel – so why not help great ideas travel too? Every Blank Canvas project is created to support projects or people who inspire creativity, action...

Ideas are important, they help the world go round the right way.

Design Philosophy

The Originals Collection

11 Jan 2011
The Originals Collection

Design Philosophy

The Originals Collection

11 Jan 2011

Archetypes, InnovatedGreat design stands the test of time. Our Originals Collection is about innovating classic designs with modern functionality for everyday travellers and creative minds. Made using weatherproof organic cotton...

The choice of making our first collection with 100% organic cotton canvas was a no-brainer.

Design Philosophy

The Maverick Collection

10 Jan 2011
The Maverick Collection

Design Philosophy

The Maverick Collection

10 Jan 2011

Use Less, Be MoreOur Maverick Collection is designed for taking the path less travelled. Lightweight and minimal, these bags are created to help you travel further and for longer. Made...

Our Bionic® Canvas is highly weatherproof, made up from 56% recycled polyester, 40% Cotton and 4% high tenacity polyester.

Millican Dalton

The Spark

02 Nov 2011
The Spark

Millican Dalton

The Spark

02 Nov 2011

“This was not the life for me. I gave up my job in the commercial world and set out to seek romance and freedom in nature.” – Millican Dalton Ask...

Ask anyone around here about Millican Dalton. He’s a local legend. In the early 1900s, his irrepressible curiosity and thirst for life inspired him to swap his conventional existence in...

Our Story

Why Travel?

06 Jan 2011
Why Travel?

Our Story

Why Travel?

06 Jan 2011

Why travel? By Jorrit, Co-founder of Millican Ask a thousand people and you’ll get a thousand variations on the same answer: because travelling makes us feel alive. Travelling changed me...

Ask a thousand people and you’ll get a thousand variations on the same answer: because travelling makes us feel alive.

Design Philosophy

Meet The Makers

02 Nov 2011
Meet The Makers

Design Philosophy

Meet The Makers

02 Nov 2011

There are many ingredients involved in making a great quality, sustainable bag – but the most important is the people we work with. It’s only because of our suppliers that...

There are many ingredients involved in making a great quality, sustainable bag – but the most important is the people we work with. It’s only because of our suppliers that...

Our Home

Millican HQ

06 Jan 2011

The Place We Call Home. We followed the unworn path carved out by Millican Dalton. It led us here, to the mountains of the Lake District. Take the road out...

We followed the unworn path carved out by Millican Dalton. It led us here, to the mountains of the Lake District. Take the road out of Keswick and you’ll find...

Our Materials

An Honest Take

13 Jan 2011
An Honest Take

Our Materials

An Honest Take

13 Jan 2011

Let’s be clear about any sustainability reference you’ll find on our site – 100% sustainability doesn’t really exist in our world today. We realise that. All our materials require natural...

Let’s be clear about any sustainability reference you’ll find on our site – 100% sustainability doesn’t really exist in our world today. We realise that. All our materials require natural...

Film

The Foundations

30 Jun 2016
The Foundations

Film

The Foundations

30 Jun 2016

Your browser does not support the video. When we met Emil, some years ago, we knew one day we'd have to share him with the world, and selfishly find a...

When we met Emil, some years ago, we knew one day we'd have to share him with the world, and selfishly find a way to bottle his infectious positive spirit....

Photolog

Part 01: Jim Marsden - At home on the fells

28 Apr 2017
Part 01: Jim Marsden - At home on the fells

Photolog

Part 01: Jim Marsden - At home on the fells

28 Apr 2017

A 'glocal' landscapeWe sent our tribe out on a journey close to their home to test our new camera bags, capturing the moments along the way. We wanted them to...

It's half eleven on Friday morning. Adam and I are sat in the heather, high on Walla Crag looking down on Derwentwater.

Our Story

Free Foundations

02 Nov 2011
Free Foundations

Our Story

Free Foundations

02 Nov 2011

The story of two adventurers Jorrit & Nicky, Co-founders of Millican It was the early 90s. We crossed paths one day on the border of Ecuador and Peru, in the...

It was the early 90s. We crossed paths one day on the border of Ecuador and Peru, in the small town of Vilcabamba. From this chance encounter, we ended up...