Rucksack Magazine is a creative and minimalist online publication that is re-imagining the role of the adventure magazine. Still in it's infancy, it is currently published online with plans for a printed journal in late 2017. The magazine is divided into stories, articles and interviews exploring incredible destinations by showcasing beautiful photography and offering a clean and simple perspective on adventure lifestyle and travel. Rucksack Magazine also features a selection of hand-picked adventure gear, only writing about products we would truly recommend. By using gripping editorial content and stunning photography Rucksack Magazine will immerse you into the beauty of each and every destination.
A Rucksack, also known as a bookbag, kitbag, knapsack, backpack, pack, or sackpack is, in its simplest form, a bag carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders. The word rucksack is a German loanword mainly used by western military forces. In German, Rücken means "back" and Sack means "bag". The name rucksack is cognate with the Danish rygsæk, Norwegian ryggsekk, Dutch rugzak, Afrikaans rugsak and Swedish ryggsäck. Rucksacks or backpacks are a staple for many types of people: working professionals, photographers, travellers, backpackers, hikers and students.
The idea of strapping your gear to your back is older than we can say. In ancient times, the rucksack was used as a means to carry the hunter's larger game and other types of prey and as a way of easier transport for other materials. Today, the rucksack isn't just a fashion or style accessory but also a lifestyle necessity for millions of professional urban workers and adventure travellers. We believe the rucksack perfectly identifies with adventure and minimalist travel. Packing light is an art form. How many times have you gone on a trip and realised you didn’t need or wear half the items you brought with you?
A rucksack only allows you to bring whats necessary. Whether its for a business trip, a weekend city break or for a longer journey we believe the rucksack encourages a more minimalist and creative approach to both adventure and travel.
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