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Alberton Japan Roll Backpack – Olive


The Alberton Japan Roll Backpack uses Alberton’s Army Duck, which was developed according to the US Military’s material standards and used extensively in the early part of the 20th Century. The standout property of Army Duck is its density, with its tight weave giving a substantial, strong and highly durable fabric that keeps the weather out and your belongings safe. The raw canvas produced by Alberton is dyed in original colours at a high quality dyeing facility in Japan, before being finished with a tanned leather belt and a die-cast buckle. It is easy to put in and take off as there is a through zip on the side. Pockets have been placed on the front, sides, and inside, making this backpack ideal for days in the hills or short trips away.

  • Made from US Army Duck Cotton
  • Custom dyed in Japan
  • Approximately 62cm x 30cm x 15cm in size
  • Tanned leather strap
  • Dye cast hardware
  • Front, side and inside pockets
  • Woven branding patch
  • Made entirely in Japan

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Size chart

The Alberton Japan Roll Backpack is a full size backpack. Its measurements are below. The measurements are taken with the roll top closed and buckled up.

Size Width Height Depth
One Size 12" 24.5" 6"


Alberton was a large-scale spinning company that existed in Baltimore, Maryland from the end of the 19th century to the early 20th. It was named after the founder’s son, Albert, who established duck cotton as the company’s main product. Duck cotton is known for its high density, warmth and water repellant properties. Because of this, the US government was a major customer, giving rise to the iconic US Army Duck, which was first used in World War I and is still used today. The great depression struck, Alberton was acquired and the name was lost to history until 2016 when the brand was resurrected in Japan. Using archival material and vintage pieces, the original US Army Duck has been painstakingly recreated using the exact same materials and processes as were used a century ago. Alberton Japan now offers a range of clothing and accessories created with this versatile, outdoor-focussed fabric for the modern market. Available exclusively outside of Japan at Those That Know.


There are no specific care instructions for this piece.

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