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Classic hunting backpacks made of leather and canvas for your next safari

The hunting backpack - a connection to the wilderness and the fascination of hunting. Hunting backpacks symbolize determination and the pursuit of goals amidst nature. Every grasp of its practical design reignites the spirit of adventure within us. The hunting backpack is the faithful partner that supports us and inspires us to fully embrace our love for nature. Handcrafted originals by DRAKENSBERG.

Why are DRAKENSBERG Backpacks Well-Suited as Hunting Backpacks?

Backpacks "Henry," "Henrietta," "Adam," and "Wyatt" from DRAKENSBERG are excellent choices as hunting backpacks, and here are some reasons that emphasize their authenticity and tradition, along with their practicality and natural colors:

Authenticity and Tradition:

A DRAKENSBERG backpack is inspired by historical travel luggage from the 18th and 19th centuries. This era was characterized by adventures and discoveries, and these backpacks embody that authentic heritage. When you wear a DRAKENSBERG backpack, you can feel the connection to the traditional hunting culture of bygone times.

Timeless Design:

The natural colors and timeless hunting backpack design of DRAKENSBERG fit perfectly into the natural hunting environment. Earth tones, green hues, and rustic leather give these backpacks an understated elegance that harmoniously blends with nature.

Robust Materials and Premium Craftsmanship:

The use of high-quality buffalo leather and cotton makes each backpack extremely durable. This is crucial for hunters who navigate various terrains and need to securely transport their equipment. The durability of these materials is a sign of quality and tradition.


Aside from their historical flair, every DRAKENSBERG backpack is designed for practical use in daily life. They offer ample storage space, functionality, and have well-thought-out pockets and details to keep hunting gear organized and easily accessible. This combines the best features of the past and the present. For example, "Henry" backpack has side pockets for accessories and eyelets for securing equipment, while "Wyatt" backpack offers exterior pockets for water bottles and various attachment options.

Connection to Nature:

Wearing a DRAKENSBERG backpack reminds you of a time when hunters immersed themselves deeply in nature and had a strong connection to their surroundings. This feeling of connection to nature is enhanced by the authentic hunting backpack design and natural materials.

Each hunting backpack from DRAKENSBERG is not only a practical companion for hunting but also a cultural artifact that honors the authenticity and tradition of hunting culture. The perfect choice for any huntsman who seeks not only functional equipment but also a deeper connection to history and nature.


What Makes DRAKENSBERG Hunting Backpacks Special?

DRAKENSBERG hunting backpacks and hunting bags stand out with their unique combination of historical design and modern functionality. These high-quality backpacks are inspired by travel luggage from the 18th and 19th centuries, adding a touch of nostalgia and style to your outdoor adventures.

What sets them apart:

  1. High-Quality Materials: We use only top-notch materials like sturdy buffalo leather and durable cotton for every hunting backpack. These authentic materials give the backpacks their distinctive elegance and durability.

  2. Handcrafted Uniqueness: Each DRAKENSBERG hunting backpack undergoes more than a hundred manual crafting steps, making each piece a unique work of art. This attention to detail and the craftsmanship of times past are evident in every detail.

  3. Functionality: Despite their historical design, these backpacks are highly functional. They provide ample storage and practical pockets for securely carrying your hunting gear in an organized manner.

  4. Sustainability: We prioritize sustainability. The use of high-quality materials and socially responsible production contributes to making our backpacks not only stylish but also environmentally friendly.

  5. Adventurous Flair: With a DRAKENSBERG hunting backpack, you can bring the spirit of adventurers from past centuries into the modern era. They are the ideal companions for outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate history, natural leather, and functionality.

  6. Comfort: Our leather and canvas backpacks are designed for comfort. All stress points are padded and meticulously stitched.

Our hunting backpacks pay homage to an era when travel was still an adventure, offering the quality and functionality that modern adventurers appreciate. In each of them, you'll find not only a practical transport bag for hunting but also a timeless piece of craftsmanship and style. A hunting backpack with soul and a faithful companion for a lifetime.


What's Better for Hunting: Loden Backpack or Canvas Backpack?

If you're on a hunt and looking for a suitable backpack, the choice between a loden backpack and a canvas backpack depends on various factors. Both materials have their advantages and disadvantages that can influence your decision.

A loden backpack is often made from fulled wool, which gives it some durability and water resistance. This can be advantageous when you're in damp or cold hunting areas. The wool construction can also help dampen noise, which is important to avoid startling wildlife. Authentic loden backpacks made from real wool loden usually come at a higher price.

On the other hand, canvas backpacks are crafted from durable cotton fabric. They are long-lasting and typically offer more versatility in terms of pocket arrangement and size. Canvas backpacks can work well for hunting, especially if you need to carry heavy equipment such as ammunition.

Ultimately, the choice between a loden backpack and a canvas backpack depends on your personal preferences, desired comfort, hunting type, the hunting ground, and the conditions you'll be hunting in.


What Should Be in a Hunting Backpack or Hunting Bag?

A hunting backpack or hunting bag should contain carefully selected equipment that meets the hunter's requirements and needs. Here are tips and a list of basic items that can be included in a hunting backpack:

  1. Firearm and Ammunition: This is the most obvious and crucial item. The firearm should be transported safely and in compliance with the law, and sufficient ammunition should be available for the hunt.

  2. Knife: A sharp hunting knife is essential for field dressing and butchering game as well as other outdoor tasks.

  3. First Aid Kit: A compact first aid kit should include bandages, disinfectant, and other life-saving products.

  4. Weather-Appropriate Clothing: Depending on the weather and hunting area, weather-appropriate clothing and weather protection such as


What Accessories Does a Hunter Need for Hunting?

Hunters can use a variety of accessories to enhance and secure their hunting experience. Here are some important accessories that hunters should consider:

  1. Hunting Clothing: This is specifically designed to provide hunters with camouflage, protection, and functionality in the outdoors.

  2. Hunting Backpack or Hunting Bag: A well-organized hunting backpack or bag is crucial for safely and comfortably carrying equipment, provisions, and other necessities.

  3. Shooting Gloves: Shooting gloves can improve hand protection and grip, especially in cold weather or when handling firearms.

  4. Hunting Belt: A sturdy hunting belt can be used to keep ammunition casings or other small items easily accessible.

  5. Hat or Cap: A hat or cap can provide protection from the sun, rain, or cold while helping maintain camouflage.

  6. Hunting Knife: A sharp hunting knife is versatile, used for tasks ranging from game preparation to other outdoor activities.

  7. Seat Cushion or Hunting Chair: A comfortable seat cushion or portable hunting chair can increase comfort during extended outdoor waits.

  8. Binoculars or Scope: These optical devices are essential for observing and identifying wildlife from a distance during a stakeout.

  9. Field Notes and Pen: Items for recording important information, such as wildlife observations or terrain markings.


Why Is Green the Color for Hunters and Hunting Gear?

Green is one of the predominant colors in the hunting world for several good reasons:

  1. Camouflage: Green is a natural color found in many forest and natural environments. By wearing green clothing and hunting accessories like a hunting backpack, hunters can better blend into their surroundings and hide from wildlife. This camouflage is crucial for remaining unnoticed, especially in low-light conditions, and for successful hunting.

  2. Connection to Nature: Stalking is an activity where hunters often spend hours in the natural environment. The color green symbolizes this close connection to nature and emphasizes an awareness of the environment and wildlife.

  3. Tradition: The use of green hunting gear and green hunting backpacks has a long tradition dating back to historical hunting attire. This creates a connection to the history of hunting and the hunting culture of the past.

  4. Practicality: Green is not only an aesthetic choice for stalking but also practical. It can conceal stains and dirt better than bright colors, offering a certain level of ease of care, as hunting equipment and hunting backpacks are often exposed to the elements.

  5. Visibility: In some hunting situations, it's important to be highly visible to other hunters or hikers to avoid accidents. In such cases, neon accents on green clothing can increase visibility without compromising camouflage.


Are DRAKENSBERG Hunting Backpacks Waterproof?

All waxed hunting backpacks, especially "Adam" backpack, are water-repellent. All other canvas hunting backpacks are treated for water resistance or can be easily treated. We recommend using the colorless textile waterproofing spray from IMPRÄGNOL. Please follow the manufacturer's instructions precisely during the waterproofing process and test the spray on an inconspicuous area of the backpack. You can purchase the spray online at Heitmann's online shop, at a drugstore like DM, or on Amazon. The spray can also be used on a leather backpack. Alternatively, we recommend a plastic rain cover for your backpack.

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