Strutting straight out of their Maverick Collection, Millican’s “Smith The Roll Pack” is contemporary rucksack simplicity incarnate. So rarified and unadorned it makes you want to reach out and touch it, a single vertical strap ascends the implacably cool front face of the pack, and — punctuated neatly by the iconic Millican diamond and embossed title — that’s just about all it needs. Designed by Millican to be ideal for commuting and short trips, its waterproof organic canvas not only defies the elements but is made from recycled fabric, adding further kudos to Millican’s eco-friendly approach to quality products. While it is expertly streamlined on the outside it does contain internal pockets, and its graphite colour is no-fuss yet engagingly holds a portion of the light surrounding it, rather than dully absorbing it as the colour might encourage in a different fabric. You’ll be glad to snatch up this faithful companion and tuck it confidently onto your shoulders each and every time you leave the house, safe in the knowledge that, Millican Maverick Collection alumnus in toe, you are a bona-fide member of the roll pack revolution.
Millican, named after local legend of the Lake District Millican Dalton, are a truly wondrous contemporary brand that create the finest, most sustainable, most lovingly crafted and well-thought-out bags of all shapes, sizes and varieties. Dalton was a maverick who lived out in the wild and put an emphasis on use and practicality over all else, and Millican have taken his ethos and ran with it, creating rucksacks, backpacks and briefcases that are all deliciously practical -- and, of course, seriously cool, thanks to their simple, ergonomic designs in lovely natural block colours. Whatever material they use, Millican make sure it's responsibly sourced, recycled where possible or carrying very few miles of travelling, to create sustainable bags for independent spirits and conscious travellers.