In an effort to further record and archive the great gear of old I’ve created a few Pinterest boards dedicated strictly to the art of the label. Check it out at pinterest.com/basecampvintage
Class-5 day pack rucksack. This bag dawns the original label with the reading “Class-5 Mountain Equipage. Designers, Manufacturers & Purveyors to the Public”
This bag has three compartments, one main, one front and a top compartment on the flap.
The bag also features:
- This maroon bag has navy stitching throughout
- 5 soft leather lashing squares
- leather gusseted shoulder strap mounts
- padded shoulder straps
- waist strap with aluminum clasp and ring
Class-5 was is California-based outdoor gear company founded in the early 70s by Justus Bauschinger a designer for Trailwise and The North Face. The company was known for their innovative designs and marketing.