It seems that most who have the Telemark pack have the nylon version, which, for me, rather defeats the point of the exercise. It looks as though I might try out the Savotta 323 and see how I get on with it. I think - hope! - that I won't regret it!The Norwegian telemark pack might be a good option then, a little smaller than the Savottas but really comfy. It's getting tricky to find grade 1 packs these days but if you hunt around they can still be had.
I don't think you will. Surplus and outdoors have the canvas telemarks in stock but only grade 2. That's where I scored mind from although I snagged a super grade one linky https://www.surplusandoutdoors.com/...rwegian-vintage-rucksack-vintage-1082205.htmlIt seems that most who have the Telemark pack have the nylon version, which, for me, rather defeats the point of the exercise. It looks as though I might try out the Savotta 323 and see how I get on with it. I think - hope! - that I won't regret it!
I know what you mean but I got my super grade telemark only a year or so ago, so they do turn up now and then. I'm sure you'll be pleased with the Savotta.They have the 'Super' graded packs in nylon but I would prefer the canvas incarnation. I'm sorry to be fussy! At least if I start with a new 323, I know what I'm getting in terms of the quality of the thing. I might have another rummage around before I click the 'add to cart' button...
Many thanks for your help and advice. If only I'd managed to snaffle a canvas Telemark pack in good condition but I fear those days - and packs - are now gone.
Just lovely....…….A bit of an update:
I ordered a Telemark pack from Varusteleka and it arrived today. sadly, it's a nylon one but seems in pretty good nick, despite the signs of wear and use. I have also ordered some replacement straps for it as the leather ones on it are perilously thin. So, I have ended up not with a canvas pack but with another of the sort of thing I already have! That said, I do like the shape and simplicity of the Telemark and I'm sure it'll do me well in the woods and out and about generally in the coming years.
Maybe I'll keep looking for a canvas one, just in case...
I've fancied one for years they're just a bit pricey. I have the newer rubberised canvas one but it's not the same. I think we need to see a picture!I've just bought a Swiss Army salt and pepper rucksack made in '72. I've thought about it on and off for years and found a recent one in what looks to be good order at the right price. I just need to get my head around the difference in carrying it in comparison with my usual Kifaru offering.
This is one of my concerns how to carry it comfortably. Do you have any photos of you wearing it? Comfortably.I took out the Telemark one recently, with its new shoulder straps. It is a different way of carrying stuff, having the back bit at the bottom resting on your hips and the shoulder straps relatively loose but very comfortable and pleasantly ventilated on the back. Maybe there is something in the 'old school' way of doing things!