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Pelmo waxed cotton rucksack

Pelmo - 18 litre waxed cotton daypack - for hillwalking and travel


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Pelmo waxed cotton rucksack

18 litre small grab and go daypack with zip closure for mountain walking and travel, it’s ideal for daily use too

£54.99 Was: £59.99

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That tricky last bit of Watkin’s Path, the undulant slopes of Aran Fawddwy, or the rocky ridge of Moel Siabod. From valley floor to summit and back again, it’s amazing what adventures you can fit into a single day.

Pelmo is a technical natural fibre 18 litre daypack for mountain walking and travel, with practical features that set it up for daily use too

It’s made from dry waxed cotton, which is cotton canvas imbued with wax to give it natural water resistance and a supple feel. Waxed cotton is lightweight and incredibly durable, that’s why it’s been used over the centuries for everything from sailcloth to garments for farmers, and why we’ve used to it make technical mountain daypacks suitable for day-in, day-out use.

Pelmo features a wide YKK zip with storm flap that makes it easy to find stuff inside, an internal laptop sleeve (for up to a 13” laptop), and an external pocket with hook closure for stuff you need to get to more often. A soft padded back support makes it comfortable to carry.

Pelmo is a backpack made to go everywhere with you, share in your adventures, be depended upon and live to tell the tale afterwards. Designed by Hebe and made by Dom and the team here in our UK factory (just outside the Peak District) to be hardwearing and enduring, all buckles are aluminium, zips are YKK, stress-points are bar-tacked and seams bound. We know how important a dependable backpack is, so you’ve also got the reassurance of a 25 year Alpine Bond warranty just in case.

Key features
  • 18 litre technical waxed cotton backpack for hillwalking and travel.
  • Waxed cotton is natural water resistant, durable, lightweight and supple.
  • We use dry waxed cotton to reduce transfer of wax onto your clothing.
  • Designed and made here in our UK factory to be hardwearing and durable.
  • Padded back support makes it comfortable to carry.
  • Wide YKK zip opening so you can find your stuff easily.
  • Rear external pocket with tension hook closure.
  • Key clip in main compartment so you don’t lose your keys.
  • Internal sleeve for 13” laptop makes it ideal for day-to-day use too.
  • 25 Year Alpine Bond
Vital stats

Capacity: 18 l
Weight: 480 g


Outer fabric: 330 denier Dry Waxed cotton
Lining: cotton
Hardware: Aluminium tension hooks, YKK zips

Origin: United Kingdom

Designer Notes

A flappy lid closure is great, but sometimes the convenience of a wide zip opening is what you need for a day in the hills especially when rooting for that last piece of mint cake. That and the neat, compact shape of the Pelmo make it ideal for day-to-day activities and adventures. - Hebe

Product Care Information

For us, caring for our gear is all part of the adventure. Tyrol is made from dry waxed cotton, which has a higher melting point than regular waxed cotton to reduce transfer onto your clothes (it will still transfer, but at a slower rate).

You still need to rewax your bag every so often so that it maintains its water resistance. We recommend rewaxing every 12 months, or if you notice your bag isn’t repelling water as it should. For more detail on how to rewax your bag, take a look at our rewaxing support sticky.

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