Classic 'Rockness' Frame Rucksack (Various Colours)


£399.00 Delivery included

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    • Order placed
    • 14th July
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    • 17th July
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    • Standard delivery
    • 19th - 22nd July
  • Made in UK
  • Handmade

Our Rockness backpack was inspired by those fantastic frame rucksacks of the early 20th century that were so popular with mountaineers, especially Nordic explorers.
This is a unique update of that classic, with a tubular powder-coated steel frame and multi-strap system to keep you comfortable and all your expedition essentials securely supported.
The 2 inch wide shoulder straps are padded with English suede for extra comfort . In addition we have added a Swiss woven soft webbing strap to create a cushion against your lower back allowing air to flow in between the body of the bag and your back, keeping you cool on your adventures.
All are bags are made from British cloth treated with water repellent finishes, and with numerous internal and external pockets providing ample space to organise your kit this is a must for the modern 'classic' explorer.

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Key Features:
3 external pockets (Each allowing for an ample supply of Kendal mint cake.)
Internal slip pocket (with plenty of room for an OS map and your current penguin paper back.)
Internal leather zip pocket. For your more precious essentials.
English woven drawstring closure. (which creates a generous capacity easily allowing for your wax-cotton over-trousers, balaclava, and other necessities!)
Unique update of the classic frame system with powder coated tubular steel.
Fully adjustable straps
Top grab handle
Italian vegetable tanned leather trim.
Irish woven linen lining.
Size: H 42cm x W 40cm x D 18cm Approx 30 Ltrs

Care for your Portamus bag
A bit of hide food or simple neutral leather polish will go a long way to keep the leather clean and supple.
Our bags cannot be washed or dry-cleaned, but can be sponged gently with a soap-free damp cloth. Always allow the item to dry thoroughly after use, in a cool, airy environment. Please don’t dry on a radiator; the leather will not thank you. Reproofing wax cotton bags will maintain the waterproof qualities and extend your bag’s life.

All Portamus products are covered by a lifetime guarantee. We hope that you will be 100% satisfied with your item, however if there is a problem or a fault, please visit for any return queries, including photos of the entire product as well as the detail of the repair/fault. We will carefully assess your bag and advise you what can be done to rectify things.
If your item is still within the statutory warranty we will endeavour in the first case to provide you with a replacement. However if this is not possible we will look to provide a repair free of charge.


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Delivery options available

Standard delivery: included
Receive it by 19th - 22nd July

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Model wearing Yellow Rockness frame backpack walking through long grass towards trees.


Nailsworth, gloucestershire

Ever yearn for just honest products? Simply made by traditional methods, by someone who cares.

I don’t handmake each bag using old tools and old methods just because it’s fashionable. I do it because it’s better. All Portamus products are handmade from start to finish right here in the Stroud valleys – by me, Ben.

They’re made for the outdoors. Making the best of traditional British waterproofed fabrics and Italian vegetable tanned leather (which smells amazing). Just perfect for our predictably unpredictable weather.