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Ready for Summer Travel - The Explora Deluxe Rucksack

The Explora takes its name from our original combination gun/rifle, which was designed to go anywhere and hunt anything from tigers to jungle fowl, using shot or conical bullet ammunition.

The Explora Rucksack is equally at home in any situation or environment, be it formal or arduous. With its robust materials, beautifully constructed panels and hand-stitched seams it will shrug-off abuse and then clean up nicely for a day in the city. Picnic hamper, gym bag, office hold-all, flight companion, away-day suitcase, or hill bag; whatever use your lifestyle finds for this versatile rucksack, it will fit the bill.

Whatever your personal style, one of the six variations in the Explora range is sure to suit; from the practicality of canvas and leather to the distinctive luxury of buffalo hide or 2024’s limited edition walnut suede. For something more edgy, try British Millerain Camo.

The Explora has been a mainstay of our famous luggage collection for several years, but every season we make small adjustments to improve or update this classic. The advantage of a rucksack over any other bag is the free movement of arms that it allows; essential when roe stalking or climbing the hill for a red stag but also very useful when traversing airports, trains and hotel lifts with passports, wallets and phones all demanding attention.

The Explora is simply the ultimate rucksack. It is the best quality, the longest lived, the most stylish and the most fastidiously hand-made piece of practical luggage you are likely to ever own.

At Westley Richards, we firmly believe in the philosophy of ‘buy well, buy once’ and the world is catching on, with fast fashion and short-lived consumables now rightly condemned as representing an unsustainable model for long term happiness and sustainability.

The Explora features a large main compartment, bespoke lining, secure pockets inside and out and a leather carry handle. It is simply a wonderful choice for any situation when you need a few essentials close to hand, all the time, without restricting your ability to move fast and keep your hands free.

The Explora is not inexpensive but it is entirely hand made in Birmingham, by local artisans of the first order, using the very best materials available. The saddlery quality straps won’t stretch or fray, the heavy-duty brass buckles and studs won’t crack or bend and the stitching won’t come undone. You won’t have to replace it during your lifetime, so buy with confidence and say hello to a lifestyle companion with which to share your adventures long-term.

The Explora range costs from £1,150 to £1,875. All are hand-made to order, so expect dispatch to take place 4-6 weeks after we receive your order.

Westley Richards has been outfitting its clients for with fine leather goods as long as it has been building custom rifles and bespoke guns for them. Whether you are on safari in the African bush, in Paris for the weekend, or in New York on business, our heirloom quality leather luggage strikes the perfect balance between functionality, durability and timeless elegance. Made in our leather factory in Birmingham side by side with the gunmaking, the company offers a range of luxury travel bags made from leather and canvas, including holdallsbriefcasesbackpacks, messenger bags and weekend bags. The perfect partner to our high quality safari wear and country clothing.

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