This backpack was made of one of the best waxed canvas on the market. 20 oz Duck Martexin Original Wax canvas is a durable, natural, time tested, and water-repellent fabric. The American family-owned company has used the same process for over 170 years. Duck Canvas with wax finish was the first choice waterproof clothing for the British armed forces during World War II and the traditional fabric used by the US government for equipage items. As the fabric ages, it develops a well-worn and comfortable patina, unique for every bag. The waxed finish is environmentally friendly, food and pharmaceutical graded, completely non-hazardous.
The backpack has passed heavy-duty "crash tests" for its durability and sturdiness during our numerous hiking weekends.
✓ Handsome, rugged, full of class and functionality
✓ Water-resistant and waxed for durable and lasting wear
✓ Spacious main compartment with two slip pockets (19*15 cm each)
✓ Outside pocket for easily accessing important items.
✓ One-way heavy duty YKK metal zipper with a leather pull on the front pocket
✓ Comfortable and adjustable 4 cm leather shoulder straps made of sick belt leather
✓ Arched and easy-to-use roller buckles
✓ Stainless steel hardware
✓ Heavy-duty nylon thread
✓ Fully lined with a beige fabric
✓ Stress points were reinforced with rivets and double stitching
✓ Made to order
Size when rolled: 43x30x12 cm. (17x12x4.7 inches)
An ideal companion for bikers and commuters alike, the bag offers the option of rolling the bag down to accommodate a small load or higher to pack everything you might need. The pack rides snug against the back; meaning no shifting around on your ride to work, and no accidentally bumping strangers on the subway. This bag is sure to be your go-to everyday backpack.
All the bags are made and designed in our studio with care and attention for details.
Hand constructed of #10 waxed canvas and leather for durable quality and heritage "better-with-age" aesthetic.
Fabric: 14.7 oz/sqyd before finishing, ~19.84 oz/sqyd after finishing
500 GSM before finishing, ~675 GSM after finishing.
✓ Martexin Original Wax Care
Martexin Original Wax is a highly specialized textile that precludes normal cleaning. Just as you wouldn't wash a leather product such as shoes, gloves, or jackets, you won’t be able to wash or dry clean your Martexin Original Wax. Wax fabrics have been successfully used for many years without washing. A periodic cleaning with a hose, damp cloth is all that is needed. Bare areas can be refinished with Martexin Original Wax refinishing compound which can help restore the wax finish.