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Freitag's R508 Bonnier

was part of the company’s Reference line.


The Reference line was a limited run of bags made from vintage uni-coloured tarps — usually white, grey, or black. All featured clean lines that brought to mind the every day carry of journalists, sailors, or a war correspondent’s attaché.
The hardware (clasps & buckles) were metal rather than plastic and the bags were lined with cotton.
Though some of the Reference models were manufactured for more than a decade, the R508 Bonnier had a particularly small run. In fact, so few were made that, when Freitag and I were discussing my becoming their Toronto reseller, they specifically inquired to how I’d gotten my hands on one. Upon release the price was approximately C$500. This one is new with original tag. $420
Text 416 556 6278 to schedule a pickup.


  1. Metal hardware
  2. Cotton lining
  3. Large external pocket
  4. Adjustable shoulder strap
  5. Second handle on the side


  • Used truck tarps (polyester fabric with PVC coating)
  • Cotton lining
  • Metal hardware and logo plate
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