Grey Fox x Tusting Backpack

From: £805

Bringing to life the ideas of David Evans of Grey Fox Style for the perfect gentleman's backpack, this stylish fusion of classic tweed, distressed leather and meticulous design hits a retro-contemporary note right on point. Comfort, utility and great looks all in one superb package. A companion for the long haul, and not just for gents, this one's good enough for the girls too.

These bags will be MADE TO ORDER – select BUY NOW to create your order. Dispatch time will be around two weeks from the order date.

From: £805

Personalise with Embossed Initials

Personalise with a message on the leather

Key Features

40 x 28 x 12 (16″ x 11 x 4.75″) approx. 1.5kg

Ergonomically designed, curved straps for balance and comfort
Large internal compartment
Internal padded computer pocket
Internal zipped security pocket
Front zipped pocket under flap
Full-width rear zip pocket
2 external side pockets
Fully lined in velvety-soft ‘guards red’  microsuede
Antiqued brass fittings


From the Fox

As a lover of everything British-made, it’s a real privilege to have worked with Tusting on this backpack. It started some time ago when I visited their factory and spotted a gorgeous heavy tweed in their archive. Made by Lovat Mill of Scotland it was designed as an extremely robust tweed whose high twist yarn construction provides natural water resistance, making it perfect for its original intended use for outdoor and country activities. After some discussion, and a couple of sample iterations, a final prototype backpack was made, and I have used it extensively for over two years to ensure that every detail of practicality, construction, comfort and robustness was just right.

We used Tusting’s Crazy Horse leather which I was familiar with as I’ve been using a Tusting Clipper bag for many years and I loved the way it has gained a beautiful patina of use but shown no signs of wear. I selected a bright Guards’ tunic red for the lining both to provide a cheerful contrast to the tweed and also to acknowledge family links to the five Foot Guards regiments of the Household Division.

I’m enormously proud of this product featuring the best of British manufacture. Packed with useful pockets and compartments, this is a well-tried and comfortable backpack which I’ve used for everything from business trips to country dog walks and which has stood up perfectly to several years of use.

The Materials

The GreyFox Backpack is created from Scottish Tweed from the Lovat Mill in Hawick, Roxburghshire, a town that lies on the Teviot river, a tributary of the Tweed, and which is world-famous for its mills producing fine knitwear and fabrics. This cloth is very tough and yet unexpectedly soft, with a close grain that easily shrugs off abrasion. We’ve teamed the tweed with our iconic Aztec Crazyhorse leather – a perfect match in both colour and resilience.

The bag is lined in velvety-soft “Guard’s Red” Alcantara microsuede to lend both cheer and textural contrast to the tough exterior. Built to last, this rucksack will soften and mellow as it accompanies you on your travels.

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Bespoke & Personalisation

All Tusting bags are hand-crafted in our Lavendon workshop which gives us great flexibility. We can make your bag even more special by personalising it or create a bespoke colourway from our set of leathers. So whether it is a personalised message inside the bag, embossed initials or a special colour combination, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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