John Chapman Sten Drop Holdall Olive Weekender Bag

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  • Practical travel bag inspired by the famous bags used by the British WW2 paratroops. By adjusting the handgrips, the drop bag can either be carried by hand or worn on the back like a rucksack. It is handmade in England from waterproof canvas, premium leather and brass, which makes it sturdy enough to jump out of an airplane with. We wouldn't recommend doing that though.

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  • John Chapman Ltd. is a British bags manufacturer. It started out with bags for fishermen and hunters, but soon became an all-round company that will supply anything from a briefcase to a weekender bag. What made John Chapman so popular still remains the same - all of the bags are handmade and sturdy, made from high quality canvas, leather and tweed. We live in a changing world where many of the formerly British brands have since relocated to Asian countries in order to lower the costs. John Chapman remains a proud exception with their one and only manufacturing plant still located in the Cumbria county in North West England. 

For a machine gun or for a field trip

During WW2 British Paratroops were issued with a drop bag for stowing the famous Sten sub-machine gun and ammunition (it was also used for mortar rounds). This was fixed to a leg during the parachute drop. Chapman has re-engineered this concept so that, by adjusting the handgrips, the drop bag can either be carried by hand or worn on the back like a rucksack (not, however, on the leg!)

You will find this beauty useful for commuting, as an aircraft carry-on, sports bag or as a weekend holdall. Other features include a high security zip closure with snaplink fastening, a storm flap with military spec quick release fastenings and a poppered exterior pocket. 

Practical dimensions. 53 cm x 25 cm x 30 cm.

Adjustable handgrips. To be carried in hand or on your back.

Indestructible British canvas. Tested by the English showers.

Vegetable tanned cow leather. Watch out for the details.

Brass hardware. Heavy-duty zippers, buckles and bottom pads.

Storm flap. Canvas, waterproof, with military spec quick release fastening.

Inner pocket. Spacious, undivided, closed with a sturdy brass zipper.

Poppered outer pocket. That one is a bit smaller of course.

Handmade in England. In the Cumbria county in North West England to be specific.

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