Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My Willis & Geiger Backpack



Getting ready for a trip next week means pulling out the luggage in order to pack. As usual, it also means I get to use my Willis & Geiger backpack. This carry all has been through everything. From multiple moves to numerous travels and only gets better after each use.

After seeing their catalog about 15 years ago I immediately began throwing hints to those closest to me that "I must have it". Needless to say the step mom came through and low and behold I was a proud owner of the coolest backpack ever! I have had strangers and friends offer to buy it from me over the years and when the company ceased to exist in 1999 the offers only grew. At this point, nothing will come between me and my backpack.

I was able to find some catalog shots online...






7 comments:

John said...

I have a Willis & Geiger back pack and a new one that has never been used. The old one is 20 years old and still going strong.

David Spalding said...

Thanks for posting these ... brings back memories. I bought a few things from them when they were on sale (their mail order prices were way too high; thanks, Lands End), and then bought a few dozen items on closeout when Lands End closed them down in 1999, 2000. Pity. A company with a long, long and very honorable heritage.

John said...

Orvis trys to copy a few Willis and Geiger items but they don't seem to compare to the original quality. I bought many things when they were closed and they all still look like new.

Anonymous said...

I'm posting these about any where I can. If anybody knows where I can find find a Willis and Geiger pack, pls. Let me know! I'll pay whatever it takes. I used to be a grunt in the 82nd airborne, and now I do a heck of a lot of traveling so I know better than most the value of a quality pack and I would give a right you know what for a Willis and Geiger pack.
Anyone can get a hold of me at mr.judej@gmail.com
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Willis & Geiger backpack available. I've used it less than 5 times.

Shane Hubbard said...

I'm also looking for a W&G backpack. I used to have one that was only used one time, but my parents accidentally gave it away to my nephew, but he no longer has it. If anyone can help me locate one, I would be forever in your debt. I will be regularly looking at these postings for updates.
Thanks for your help.

Anonymous said...

I have a W&G backpack that is for sale. PM me at HatRon56@aol.com