Retro WWII Military Details + Modern Functionalities - A Backpack with a History

The latest upgrade of our iconic Commander Backpack is delivered through Wotancraft's "Vintage Tech" design language, a hybrid of vintage nostalgia with modern functionality. The original Commander was the proud winner of "Best Backpack 2018" by Carryology for its tough WWII military style.



A Hybrid of Vintage Nostalgia with Modern Functionality


Inheriting the same battle-distressed aesthetics, the New Commander is reborn with a modern touch!



Equipped with YKK watertight zippers to keep your precious gear and belongings dry throughout unpredictable weather situations during your journey.

Enhancing the user's experience, larger side doors allow easier, smoother access to your camera/gear. Located on the side doors are waterproof zipper pockets for storing keys, coins, cards, lens caps, filters, batteries… etc.



Paired with Wotancraft's Interior Pocket Modules to organize your accessories, along with a new ergonomic shoulder strap system, a stress alleviating waist strap, and a tripod sleeve, the New Commander is your New-Old favorite!



Hit “Features & Specs” for more images and details on the New Commander





Retro WWII Military Details + Modern Functionalities - A Backpack with a History

Inspired by the WWII Swiss Army "Salt & Pepper" Rucksack, designer Albert Y. continues to perfect the style and functionalities of our classic Commander backpack. Behold, as Wotancraft proudly presents: the New 2022 Commander!

Built with vintage metal hardware, distressed rivets, and sturdy cowhide, the New Commander not only substituted traditional heavy waxed canvas for lightweight water-repellent Cordura® fabric but also added YKK Watertight Zippers on each of its pockets making the backpack weatherproof and more!

※ Click here for optional modules



Larger Quick-Access Side Doors + Side Pockets

Easy access even without putting the backpack down. The larger side doors also have zipper pockets for you to store your small accessories such as coins, cards, lens caps, filters, batteries… etc.



A Dedicated Laptop Compartment

Accessible from the top is a laptop compartment (25 x 43 cm / 9.8 x 16.9 inch ) that can fit up to a 15" laptop / 2021 16” MBP



An Upper / Lower Deck Design for Better Organization

Split by a removable deck divider, the lower compartment can store 1 DSLR body + 3 lenses; clothing, shoes, toiletry, etc. personal items can be stored in the upper compartment. OR, you could use the optional portable camera insert to store another set of lenses and camera.

※ Click here for optional Portable Camera Insert







External (W x H x D)
30 x 50 x 17 cm / 11.8 x 19.7 x 6.7 inch



Internal (W x H x D)
27 x 45 x 15 cm / 10.6 x 17.7 x 5.9 inch


  • The lower compartment can accommodate 1 full-frame camera and 3 lenses with the original T-Shaped Divider.
  • The upper compartment can be fitted with an inner camera bag for storing more camera equipment.

    (Click here for the optional items)



15” Laptop Compartment (W x H)
25 x 43 cm / 9.8 x 16.9 inch



Side Access Doors (W x H)
10 x 20 cm / 3.9 x 7.9 inch



Side Door Zipper Pockets (W x H x D)
12 x 14 x 4 cm / 4.7 x 5.5 x 1.6 inch



Top Lid Zipper Pocket (W x H)
23 x 14 cm / 9.1 x 5.5 inch



Front Zipper Pocket (W x H)
25 x 18 cm / 9.8 x 7.1 inch



Side Zipper Pockets (W x H)
13 x 14 cm / 5.1 x 5.5 inch



Tripod Sleeve (Ø x H)
8 x 40 cm / 3.1 x 15.7 inch
Circumstance: 25 cm / 9.8 inch



with dividers ± 2350 g / 5.181 lbs
without dividers ± 2150 g / 4.74 lbs







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 & metal hardware, with vintage finish

high-density shock resistance EVA foam padding

YKK Waterproof Zippers



Package Includes


Main Bag x1

Detachable Chest Strap x1

Tripod Sleeve x1

Upper / Lower Deck Divider x1

T-shaped Removable Divider x1

Dustproof Bag x1


※ Click here for optional Waist Strap and Portable Camera Insert


Q & A


Q: Is there warranty to Wotancraft bags?


A: All Wotancraft products have a 3-year warranty period (“CLICK HERE” for more details).



Q: Can this bag hold a laptop?


A: Yes, it can fit up to an 2021 16” MacBook Pro (”CLICK HERE” for Macbook dimension comparison).



Q: Can the laptop compartment fit A4 size files?


A: Yes.



Q: Where can I fit the velcro pocket modules?


A: In the entire main compartment including the top zipper lid and on both side doors (Click here for modules).



Q: How many cameras and lenses can the Commander fit.


A: The lower compartment can store 1 DSLR body + 3 lenses; an optional Portable Insert can be added to the upper compartment to carry an extra 1 DSLR body + 2 lenses.



Q: What is the maximum sized lens that I can fit into this bag?


A: The bag’s main compartment is 27 x 45 x 15 cm (W x H x D). After removing the upper / lower deck divider, it can fit lenses such as the Sony 600mm f4 lens (28 x 17 x 44.5cm).



Q: Is this bag water resistant?


A: The bag has been tested out in the rain for over an hour and the interior still remains dry.

”Click HERE” for more details of the water repellent fabric.



Q: Is the leather waterproof?


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”.



Q: How do I maintain the leather parts?


A: “CLICK HERE” for more leather maintenance information.



If you have any questions regarding the ordering process at WOTANCRAFT, click here for more details.

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