Why canvas bags are the best choice April 12, 2021 – Posted in: Tips, Travel – Tags: ,

Canvas bags are a great choice for any use or occasion. Their versatility & durability provides travelers with a bag that can be used for a variety of different purposes.  Let’s take a deeper dive into why canvas bags are the best choice when it comes to purchasing your next bag.

The best choice?

Often the choice will come down to one of two options, leather or canvas. Both materials look great, are durable and come in a variety of different bag types. The choice is always difficult and largely depends on the primary reason for purchase and price.


Canvas is a material made up of cotton and linen. An eco-friendly fabric, canvas provides protection against moisture, sun, wind, rain. The quality and strength of a canvas bag is determined by the thickness of the yarn and the density of the weave. Its unique features and properties produces slight differences and variations in texture and colour.


Canvas bags come in all different shapes, sizes and styles. Let’s take canvas tote bags for example, they have a million uses. They can be used as shopping bags, gym bags, work bags, beach bags, overnight bags, school or uni bags, knitting bags and even carry-on luggage.


Canvas is a heavy duty material that provides protection against the elements. Fibers flex and adjust with weight and size of the items you place inside. Canvas will handle heavy items easier than other materials and it does not tear as easily.

If you are looking to explore the great outdoors or take the kids camping, canvas is the perfect choice. Waxed and waterproofed canvas is provides greater protection of tents, packed items than leather.


There are many different canvas bag types. Backpacks, messenger bags, laptop bags, tote bags, duffle bags, barrel bags just to name a few.

Fashionable & functional

Canvas bags are fashionable as well as functional. There are many quality, canvas tote bags and backpacks available that are stylish and make great everyday bags.


Canvas tote bags are not only big but also very roomy. They can fit in everything that you need during a day at work, play or travel and still have room for those extra items you can’t do without. Canvas bags, backpacks, tote bags come in a variety of shapes and sizes.


Leather products in general are more expensive than canvas ones.

Great gift ideas

A good quality canvas tote bag or messenger bag makes an excellent gift.  Canvas bags will last, look great and can be used for many different things. The TOSCA Waxed Canvas Tote bag is one of our best selling items and makes the perfect gift!

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