Canvas Drawstring Backpack
On the road again.
Inspired by a WWI Navy laundry bag and a 1900s apple picking bag, this backpack is made of sturdy canvas dyed a soft, broken-in shade of slate (exclusive to Food52!). There’s a simplicity to the entire construction: Fisherman’s knots allow you to adjust the cotton rope shoulder strap, which are then threaded around the opening through grommets to cinch it closed. Even if you do have all of your tech inside (it fits most iPads and tablets, with two interior pockets to store cords or anything else), you can still feel like you’re walking around in simpler times.
Photography by Rocky Luten and James Ransom
Details & Materials -
Canvas (body), cotton rope (straps), vintage fabric (pocket lining), leather (brand and loops), brass (rivets and grommets)
Bag is 14” W x 16” H; rope straps measure approx. 33” L, with 22” L shoulder drop; 2 interior pockets are each 4.25” W x 4.25” H
Care & Notes
Spot clean with a damp soapy cloth, rinse and air dry.
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