From owning our first Panerai and trying to replicate the WWII watch strap, Wotancraft designs were always inspired by unique vintage aesthetics and we never stopped loving them.
In recent years, we have also been drawn to outdoor activities. Outdoor functionality and elements have also been slowly integrated into our designs, creating a new “Vintage Tech” concept. This unique concept could be seen throughout the Trooper, Pilot Bag Series, and now in the new City Explorer Series.
From the design, cuttings, and hardware to the heavyweight waxed canvas, a WWII military bag is sturdy and no doubt an eye-catcher. It is a bag with strong nostalgic vibes. However, when it comes to the weight of the bag, it might not be so practical for modern everyday use.
Military-grade Cordura® is a fabric that we are all familiar with and often seen on the market. We started thinking about how we could make it more unique and practical. After 5 years of research, we finally came up with our own waxed Cordura® canvas. Compared to traditional waxed canvas, the new fabric is stronger, and looks like traditional waxed canvas but is just half the weight.
Inspired by WWII military backpacks, leather Y-straps, small details such as distressed rivets, and metal hardware are also added to the Scout for a full nostalgic battlefield experience.
For convenience, the main compartment is accessed through a large accordion-style opening, which also makes it easy to spot your gear.
An individual opening is added to reach for your laptop/iPad directly.
For organizing your gear, the main compartment is compatible with Wotancraft Interior Pocket Modules.
Built from water repellent Cordura® canvas and YKK waterproof zippers, the Scout will protect your gear even in heavy downpours.
Hidden under the vintage military appearance, the bag comes with a soft anti-slip pressure-relieving shoulder padding and extra pockets, making the bag suitable for shooting, daily use, and traveling.
“I add modern features that I need to the vintage styles that I like,” said Chief Designer Albert Yuan, and this is the way of WOTANCRAFT.
Filled with WWII military nostalgic vibes, the Scout is built from military-grade waxed Cordura® canvas, battle distress leather, and detailed bits such as distress rivets and hardware.
The lid of the Scout can be completely folded to the back of the bag and with the help of its accordion-style 40° front opening design, spotting and accessing your belongings/camera gear has never been easier. The main compartment can hold up to 1 full-frame body + 3 lenses. The YKK watertight zippers will also prevent rainwater from seeping into the main compartment.
Covered in medical-grade Velcro, Wotancraft Pocket modules can be anchored to the interior for organizing your accessory.
*Click here for optional Interior Pocket Modules
The Scout is designed with an individual waterproof YKK zipper opening to access the laptop compartment that can hold up to a 13” laptop.
Nylon 6,6 yarn Cordura ® 500D tear-proof waxed canvas(CLICK HERE to see more)
"Battle-distressed" cowhide leather (CLICK HERE to see more)
Ultra-strength bonded Nylon 6,6 thread
Medical grade durable microfiber lining, less likely to fuzz after Velcro attachments
Cotton fabric liner
Zinc alloy & brass hardware, with vintage finish
High-density EVA foam padding (bag and dividers)
Neoprene Scuba Fabric (shoulder padding)
YKK water-resistant zipper
main bag x1
velcro divider L size(with lid) x2
velcro divider L size(without lid) x1
detachable shoulder strap x1
detachable shoulder pad x1
dustproof bag x1
A: With the divider, the Scout can hold a 13” MacBook Pro. Please check if your laptop is within 32 x 24cm (W x H) before purchasing.
A: The Scout can hold 1 full-frame body + 3 lenses or 2 bodies + 2 lenses.
A: Yes, it can fit up to a DJI Mavic foldable drone.
A: No. but it is water-resistant. The interior remains dry even under heavy rain.
CLICK HERE for more details of the water-resistance fabric.
A: No, but it is water repellent for a short while. When water is collected on the leather surface, the water will eventually seep through. Just in case the bag gets wet, please take reference from the next Q & A question “Leather Maintenance”.
If you have any questions regarding the ordering process at WOTANCRAFT, click here for more details.