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Our Favorite Canvas Backpacks

by , February 21, 2017

Practicality. Versatility. Durability. All goods things to look for in a backpack. But a sensory experience too? Well, why not? After all, why shouldn’t a bag you’ll be using regularly appeal to the senses? And with canvas you can have it all. A practical and durable material that can withstand hard use, while providing a great visual and texture experience as well. So in a nod to this fine material, we’ve selected our favorite canvas backpacks from brands who showcase the fabric well…

Fjällräven Rucksack No. 21 (from $104.99)

Fjällräven Rucksack No. 21

Constructed from Fjällräven’s durable and water-resistant G-1000® HeavyDuty fabric, this sturdy pack lends itself to a variety of carry requirements, from nature rambling to everyday use. The main compartment includes a laptop compartment, removable seat pad, and a pocket for holding a thermos or water bottle upright, while exterior front and side pockets stash quick-access items.

Treesizeverse Waxed Canvas Backpack ($229)

Treesizeverse Waxed Canvas Backpack

Handmade in Belgium with waxed canvas and leather, this eye-catching pack includes a flexible roll-top closure for accommodating diverse loads, three exterior pockets, and a padded laptop compartment.

Trakke x Kestin Hare Assynt 17 ($240)

Trakke x Kestin Hare Assynt 17

Trakke team up with menswear label Kestin Hare for this limited edition release of their Assynt 17 backpack. Featuring a striking Cairngorm Mountain print on dry-finish waxed cotton, this pack is nimble enough to hop between urban and outdoor adventure with equal relish.

Stone & Cloth Book Bag ($245)

Stone & Cloth Book Bag

Useful features such as a 3/4 zip for easy access and packing, a convenient front pocket, and a quilted laptop sleeve for up to 13″ tech makes this a practical pack for everyday use. And urban-friendly styling keeps it looking good on the campus, at work, in your local cafe, or on travel day trips.

Tanner Goods Voyager Daypack ($250)

Tanner Goods Voyager Daypack

Compact and multifunctional, the Voyager daypack is happy to roam city streets and outdoor trails alike. The pack’s exterior pockets keep frequently used items within easy reach, while an interior padded laptop sleeve takes care of your tech.

DSPTCH x 3sixteen Daypack ($275)

DSPTCH x 3sixteen Daypack

DSPTCH’s daypack collaboration with 3sixteen pairs waxed cotton canvas and leather in a functional design that suits urban and travel carry needs. Made in the USA, the pack provides a mix of pockets to keep your tech and EDC tidy, and comes with a lifetime warranty covering defects in materials or workmanship.

Mission Workshop Waxed Canvas Sanction Rucksack ($285)

Mission Workshop Waxed Canvas Sanction Rucksack

Attractive, durable and versatile, the waxed canvas Sanction rolls between bike and on-foot carry needs with ease. Made in the USA, the pack includes a lifetime warranty and keeps your essentials safe from the elements with its weatherproof and hard-wearing construction.

Bleu de Chauffe Woody Backpack (~$290) 

Bleu de Chauffe Woody Backpack

The Woody Backpack takes inspiration from climbing bags, and can be carried as a backpack or with the top handles. Crafted by hand in France and dated and signed by the artisan who made it, the pack offers an attractive combination of cotton canvas and vegetable-tanned leather, with two exterior pockets and a removable interior pocket for storing smaller items and valuables.

Ally Capellino Ashley Waxed Cotton Utility Rucksack ($343.34)

Ally Capellino Ashley Waxed Cotton Utility Rucksack

Crafted with water-resistant British waxed cotton and a waterproof lining, the Ashley features a practical and unisex design that lends itself to a variety of uses, from work to the gym or leisurely days out. The bag packs in a host of interior and exterior pockets for organization, and offers easy access with its wide zipped top opening.

Ateliers Auguste Caulaincourt Roll-Up Backpack ($348)

Ateliers Auguste Caulaincourt Roll-Up Backpack

Fancy a little French chic in your EDC? With its solid craftsmanship, durable materials, and clean lines, this slim and elegant roll-top looks equally dapper in a work setting and around town on your days off.

Teranishi Venture LT ($350)

Teranishi Venture LT

A lighter version of Teranishi’s Venture backpack, the Venture LT delivers the same handsome aesthetics with significantly reduced carry weight. Crafted from 10.10oz waxed canvas and vegetable-tanned leather, the Venture LT combines a roll-top opening with handy side zip access and fits up to a 15″ laptop.

Bedouin Foundry Delireis (~$356)

Bedouin Foundry Delireis

Beautiful. Versatile. Built to handle whatever you throw at it and keep on going. It’s easy to fall for this plucky pack. Handmade with premium materials including waxed canvas from renowned Halley Stevensons, the Delireis comes with a lifetime guarantee on workmanship and materials.

Filson Journeyman Backpack ($395)

Filson Journeyman Backpack

Ready for journeys near and far, this rugged pack will go the distance with its tough and water-repellent build. Suitable for EDC, as a carry-on or travel day bag, or for outdoor day trips, this pack isn’t afraid of demanding use and includes a range of pockets for organizing your bits and pieces.

Yuketen Triangle Backpack ($440)

Yuketen Triangle Backpack

Heritage styling expressed with quality materials, the Triangle pack is built to last using vintage U.S. army tent fabric and vegetable-tanned leather. A front pocket keeps frequently used items conveniently within reach, while interior pockets ensure small items remain readily accessible inside the pack.

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