Ingenious canvas and leather travel bag with concealed shotgun compartment: The Ripon, a snip at £83 delivered


For a really good, stylish travel bag which not only carries your overnight or weekend gear but ingeniously hides your shotgun, then this Ripon travel bag will meet the need. Both are cleverly tailor-made to protect your gun while hiding it from prying eyes. Ideal for rail and car journeys whether you are carrying a gun or not, this is the perfect overnight bag for a country-house weekend or sporting trip.

Large, roomy, and well-made in thick, waterproof laminated canvas and tan leather, it looks the part as well as being practical—if it was in St James’s it would cost several hundred pounds.

The design is based on two roomy central compartments on each side of a sturdy leather ‘spine’. It has a mirror-image full-length flap on each side, accessible separately. The bag is easily carried with the comfortable thick leather handle or canvas shoulder strap. It can carry a gun in a special shotgun pouch between the two main compartments, accessed by means of a two-way zipped section at one end. It’s a clever touch which, with its classic military-style design, transforms it into the sort of vintage luggage that a sportsman or officer would have carried in times past.

The Ripon is 2ft 2in by 1ft 8in and 2.5in (68x53x6cm).

Non Members £129. CCUK Members £83 including UK mainland delivery.

For the even larger Walsingham bag in the same style, please see separate entry in the Club shop.