Fraser The Rucksack 32L
UK delivery 10/12/23 - 14/12/23
Christmas delivery - info
Fraser the Rucksack (32L) is a quiet achiever. Just like the bags favoured by alpine explorers in the past, we’ve kept this lightweight and added modern details such as hidden pockets and compression straps. The result is a bag ready for almost anything, whether it’s overnight stays or weekend walks.
- Secure top-lid design with drawstring closure
- Generous external storage pockets for maps, water bottles and essentials
- Two compression straps doubling up as pole or tripod holders
- External zip pocket with internal key ring for valuables
- Internal sleeve for hydration pack or laptop (up to 17”)
- Two easy-access zip pockets on hip belt for camera, phone and valuables
- Padded, removable hip-belt
- Made in Vietnam
- H 55cm x W 28cm x D 23cm
- Outer and lining fabric: 100% recycled polyester (RPET) yarn made from post-consumer waste
- Slight colour variation possible
- Buckles: Aluminium
- Zips: YKK
- Trim: Leather (non-vegan)
- Made in Vietnam by our long-standing partner Outdoor Park
Was pleased with this when it arrived and a brief use as a work bag went well but wanted to see how it perform at something closer to its intended use beofre reviewing.
I've now done that and am only more impressed with mine.
Had a weekend away with my wife and daughter and used this to carry mine and my daughter's clothes. Because we wanted to explore I did a good bit of walking with everything.
First thing to mention is the size, as other people have mentioned 32l seems to be underestimating by quite a bit. I have 25l bags that hold about half the amount.
This is partly enabled by having on big compartment inside so some sort of packing bags/cubes makes a lot of sense. I used the Millican three pack plus some Osprey UL bags. There are also a number of very useable smaller pockets to help with organising things.
This bag is extremely comfortable, with waist strap attached it feels half the weight you expect from lifting it due to how well the weight is distributed.
It made a long (5 miles plus) trek very bearable for a newbie to carrying that amount.
On the return journey we had some rain and the contents were kept completely dry although I did try to avoid the rain so not a thorough test.
We were in busy parts of London so I had some security concerns, however with the bag stuffed and straps pulled tightly I felt it was as safe as anything could be.
Really pleased with my Fraser 32l, having read reviews previously I knew it would be grey not pure black but I am very happy with colour, grey feels smart enough for the office but also looks tough and outdoorsy but with a nice stealth feel.
Having read about Millican some time ago I had looked at products before but very glad I took the plunge and bought some.
Thank you so much for sharing your detailed experience with The Fraser 32L!
It is great to hear your insights about the size, organisation, and security aspects of the bag - these are super valuable for our community!
We look forward to being a part of your future journeys.
The Millican Team
Disappointing that nearly all the advertising literature shows the moss Green 32l rucksack but it’s the one sold out everywhere!
Apologies for any disappointment! We share your enthusiasm for the Moss colorway, and we're committed to reintroducing it to our site. We can't give an accurate timeframe just yet, but we're hoping to refresh our product catalogue by the end of 2024.
The Millican Team
I love everything about this backpack except for the bottom which would make contact with the ground. I wish they stitched an extra layer of protection there. I have the 25L and it's completely ripped apart at the bottom. I've used it plenty over the last 2 years so It definitely has some wear but I'm a bit disappointed that I only got a couple years out of it. Especially since my last Marmot bag lasted for 7 years.
I bought this backpack in november 2019, so I've used for some time now. One south east asia trip with family and many weekend getaway, to and from work, gym and everyday use. I bought out for the great design, the sustainability perspective and the quality from other consumers. But now I must tell you that this backpack is a disappointment to me. The buckle for the shoulder straps won't hold, so my backpack is an a**pack after a few minutes of walking. Specially if a have my laptop, a pair of shoes os some books in or if it's really all empty. Perhaps there is a perfect weight for the bag, no more no less so to speak? If you don't load it full (only with light weight stuff, see my experience of heavy loads) the straps will hang all over and you look like a parachute jumper who has done a poor job packing his parachute. This morning I was late so I had to run the last 200 meters to my bus, you just shouldn't to this with your Millican bag, it will be hanging by your knees very quickly as the straps loosen themselves.
I have not changed anything or made any adjustments in the straps since factory.
Great backpack, great service.