Just like when I do any post on bags I lead off with this disclaimer in some form or another - I really could care less about bags and whatnot so it takes a lot for me to get worked up. That brings me to these really impressive waxed cotton rucksacks currently being sold by L.L. Bean.
No argument for or against masculinity needs to be made when talking about rucksacks. Unlike with various totes or carry-alls, the rucksack's badass ruggedness speaks for itself. Both of these numbers are done up in waxed cotton and fit the aforementioned bill. I guess what made these post worthy in the first place was their surprising pricepoints. Not that L.L. Bean isn't always an affordable option no matter what you are looking to purchase, but the blogosphere has conditioned me to expect stuff like this to cost around $300+. Well done, L.L. Bean, well done.