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The guys at Nash have been very busy behind the scenes of late and the result is a complete overhaul of the Scope range, along with a number of other new products. We were invited to have a preview of it all at a recent trade-only evening and particularly liked the luggage, notably the rucksacks.

Taking the Scope ethos to the next level, mobility has been a key part of the designer’s M.O. There is a very clever usage of available space on show, with some really neat ideas, such as:

1. A collapsible, folding back-plate on the Recon Rucksack, that transforms into a miniature bivvy table.

2. The ability to unzip and unfold the body, on the Recon Ruckall, which allows it to be stored flat under your bed chair. While that is nothing new, the fact that it has a built-in cool-bag compartment, is certainly a first.

3. The Deploy Rucksack has a rigid, free-standing body. The body has two separate inner compartments that are available from the side, meaning you don’t have to empty the contents all over the place to get to the bottom. The flap that allows entry to the top section, has a lipped, rigid EVA construction, giving you a handy fold-out bivvy table when travelling light.

For those who really do travel light, the Scope Security Stashpack will be a godsend. What appears at a glance to be nothing more than a mini ‘man bag’ is in fact, a fairly spacious rucksack – although for the most part hidden inside is a discreet zipped pocket, perfect for those spur-of-the-moment walkabouts.

There are lots of other eye-catching details too... the lining on the ZT Crewneck, the butt grip on the latest Black Ops rod, the concept of the R6/9/10 Transporter, and, last but by no means least, there is of course a Titan, in the same all-new camouflage livery!

Whilst some of the items are available immediately, expect the rest of the range to roll out by mid/late October. We’ll have a more in depth look at the whole range very soon.

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