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The Small Hunter Satchel

The Small Hunter Satchel

Regular price $126.00
Regular price Sale price $126.00
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It is said in the army when preparing for a mission, “bring only what you need.” In the world of exploration, “bring only what you need.” And again in setting out to scale a mountain “bring only what you need.”

Our Hunter Satchel is reminiscent of the satchels of colonial days – carried by the likes of George Washington, of the Possibles Bag from Mountain Men traversing the American frontier in the early 1880s, and of the military map cases strapped to the backs of soldiers who fought bravely in WWII. Each bag was designed to simply carry the essential items of their time and circumstance. Constructed from wax canvas, leather from WWII gunslings and vintage fabric from the late 1800s, our Hunter Satchel continues this legacy for our day. Whether it be a journal, pens, pencils and a few snacks for a walk in the woods, or a wallet, keys and phone for a night excursion on the city streets, the Hunter Satchel is perfectly sized to bring only what you need.

Constructed waxed canvas originated in the sailing industry in Scotland in the 1920s and became widely used in sportswear and apparel because of its waterproofing abilities and superb durability. 

Product Details

15 oz. waxed duck canvas (19 oz. with wax)
Vintage fabric pocket lining varies from bag to bag
Brass rivets and button studs
1 interior pocket
7 canvas colours available
Minimally packaged with a letterpressed tag and string
Weight is approximately 9 oz.
Inches: 8″ tall by 7.25″ wide by 2.25″ deep
Metric: 20.3 cm tall by 18.4 cm wide by 5.7 cm deep
Inches: Approximately 42″ long; 21″ shoulder drop, adjustable
Metric: Approximately 106.7 cm long; 64.8 cm shoulder drop, adjustable
Interior Pocket:
Inches: 5.5″ wide by 4.5″ tall
Metric: 14 cm wide by 11.4 cm tall

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Care Instructions

Chemicals will weaken the leather over time. Be patient. Its ruggedness will grow in character with you.

Don't be afraid of a scuff. Lick your finger. Rub it in. The oils from your skin shape the patina's look over time. So go ahead. Handle it!

Avoid leaving leather for extended periods of time in direct sunlight or extreme heat. We recommend Rustico's Custom Designed Leather Cleanerfor additional leather cleaning and conditioning.

Shipping & Returns

Many of our items are hand-made to order. To ensure the careful quality for which we’re known, it takes us some time to craft, package, and ship handmade or personalized items from our workshop. International orders will ship using the method quoted at checkout. International delivery times vary depending on the customs office of the arrival country and may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees which are the responsibility of the buyer. Customs vary widely from country to country, so please contact your local customs bureau for more information. Generally for large value shipments, you are required to pay an entry fee, plus a certain percentage of the value of the order.Rustico will not be held liable for shipments that are lost or stolen. You may add our shipping warranty to your cart at checkout in order to protect against incidents such as this.If your order has not shipped and you would like to cancel it, you may do so within 24 hours of ordering. In times of high volume, such as during the holiday season, this time may be reduced to 12 hours.Please account for the above details when placing an order. For more information you can view our full shipping and returns policy here.

California Proposition 65

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Ty Manzo (Alpine, US)
Sturdy, quality little satchel that holds quite a bit - and a few other things to consider

This little satchel has turned out to be perfect for throwing over my shoulder on my way out the door with just the essentials… which for me are my wallet, sunglasses or readers (yes, I’m that age!), a small pocket notebook and pen, an iPhone (smaller model), my AirPods and the smaller pocket inside is perfect for a tin of lip balm, an extra hair tie, and a small bottle of hand sanitizer. Phew! A lot for a little bag! But it all fits with a little room to spare. I’ve been using the bag for about a month. Things I really like about this bag are…
1. The quality of the canvas; its thick and durable and looks rustic without looking shabby, so its good for trails or urban adventures
2. The little metal knob closure is very cool and has two positions so that the bag closes securely when its packed with stuff or when carrying along minimum stuff
3. The adjustable shoulder strap is great and gives the opportunity for people of different sizes to use the bag comfortably; this is a must
4. The bottom of the bag is gusseted slightly so that it expands a little without being bulky, this is an excellent feature
5. I like the color I received, although it really does not resemble the “Spice” color that I ordered. The color is really more greenish brown… rather than the warm light brown that is represented in the Rustico product description. All the colors offered are nice and earthy or rustic
6. The inside pocket is nicely finished and is good sized to hold various small items - kudos to the makers for attention to detail here
7. There is a little leather “strap” sewn on the back of the bag that is the perfect place to clip on keys - another nice little functional detail
8. The stitching is nice and neat and seems sturdy and I expect it to hold up well to daily use.
Now, some things I think could improve or options that would be nice are…
1. The strap is a good thickness, perfect width and length, but it would be nice if the edges were sanded and smoothed a bit (like good bridle leather you would see on a nice pair of reins)
2. A nice-to-have for this small bag would be some good metal clips on the strap with d-rings on the bag, so that it could be converted to fit into other bags or even converted to a waist bag - wouldn’t that be cool!
3. Another nice-to have would be an option for options in the color leather for the strap and closure. I would have loved to have an option for a saddle, buckskin or natural color.
4. The leather I received on my bag is a medium-dark reddish brown, which is fine, but it not the very dark brown shown in the product description pics. I’ll suppose I’ll chalk this up to variations in natural leather processing inconsistencies… but other customers may wish to note that they may not get the exact same leather seen in the description.
Hope this helps you know a bit more about this little bag.

TOM FURR (Great Falls, US)
Great product!

This satchel is just what I needed to carry the extra items that I’ve added to my every day carry list. You know, those larger items that add too much bulk to my pockets. The satchel is a quality made product, well worth the price.

Gilbert Hutton (Phoenix, US)
Hunter satchel

Bought this for my wife and we both really like it. It’s a quality product top to bottom, perfect size to hold those essentials on a day trip, walk or hike, on time delivery was a big bonus
I would definitely recommend this productn

Ramon Flores (Torrance, US)
Handy for my daughter

My daughter love my Hunter Satchel and wished she had one. So I gave her a small satchel which she dearly loves. It’s my birthday gift to her.

Jack Surguy (Bloomington, US)
Great product

Great product and great delivery. Highly recommend

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