Alpine Luddites

Black Crag

Black Crag

The Alpine Luddites version of the classic Chouinard Creag Dubh pack from the 70's.

These are built patterned off the original. The leather patches are pressed by hand to match the ones Chouinard Equipment used. Originally this pack was built out of 16 oz ballistic nylon. I still use ballistic's, but also 11 oz Cordura for more color options.

There is also the about Face, which is the bigger version of the Black Crag, based on Chouinard's Face Nord pack, I can build on a custom basis. The About Face is 30% bigger in volume, comes with a custom sized padded waist belt. Every one I have built has had the full zippered panel opening. please contact me if you are interested in one. they are $325, custom sized and with a custom hip belt. 



  • volume 1600 Cu in./ 26 Liters
  • weight 28 oz.
  • one size
  • removable 10mm closed cell foam back pad
  • removable 1" waist belt
  • original metal buckles
  • leather lash patches in natural or black.  Natural is the default leather color.
  • two fabric choices: 16 oz Ballistic, 12 oz Cordura.
  • custom colors, please email or call for details.
  • optional full leather bottom and lower rim.