Kit Rucksack: RPD / 0003

Kit Rucksack: RPD / 0003


A limited edition Kit Rucksack made from a re-purposed vintage German Army surplus ‘rain camo’ groundsheet. 

Hand crafted in Cornwall with function and durability as the uppermost focus, this utilitarian pack is built for a lifetime of service.

This evolution of the original Kit Rucksack design features a roll-top / clamshell access combination to maintain volume adjustment and to maximise the ease of packing. Packed down it's compact and comfortable for for day-to-day use. Fully packed it's spacious and organised to be all you need for a weekend escape carry-on.


  • Packed down 50cm x 30cm x 15cm

  • Fully packed 70cm x 30cm x 15cm


  • x2 front pockets

  • Clamshell front zipped opening

  • x1 zipped interior pocket

  • Compression straps

  • Carry loops

  • Outside access laptop sleeve

  • Adjustable roll top closure

  • Padded/ergonomic back panel

  • Padded/adjustable shoulder straps

  • Stand-alone base

  • Carry handle


  • Re-appropriated German Army Strichtarn canvas groundsheet

  • British waxed canvas

  • Army surplus hardware

  • Military spec nylon webbing

  • Military spec acetate buckles

  • Vegetable tanned leather

  • YKK zips

  • Wax treatment

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The Re-Purpose Driven Series; Limited editions of the original Kit Rucksack design, hand crafted from selected surplus materials


This latest instalment to the Re-Purpose Driven Series is in response to a surplus German Army Strichtarn camouflage ground sheet. A pattern also known as ‘rain camo’ for the vertical, spaced lines that look like falling rain. Originally developed in the 1960s in East Germany, this unique design has been used across many central European countries up until the 1990s in applications such as uniform, shelters and equipment.

From a past life of utility, into one of new adventures. This one-of-a-kind rucksack is available on a first come, first serve basis only. 

Purpose driven goods for purpose driven people

Francli Craftwear is inspired by our maker lifestyle in Cornwall. For travelling to hidden workshops, exploring rocky beaches, and packing for surf/camp trips. Our packs are made to be functional, organised and ultimately durable.

Each design uses re-purposed materials. The aim is to give the fabric and hardware a new and longer lifetime. It's a reverse process where the materials directly influence the design so nothing is wasted. Please allow for the small marks of character and repair that naturally come with this way of sourcing.

Up to 7 days delivery

Returns can be organised within 14 days of purchase by email: