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Casual Vintage Backpacks made of canvas, authentic and sustainable

Our unique backpacks made from durable canvas material are perfect companions for life's adventures – whether big or small. Inspired by the honest and functional designs of the 19th century, they embody the spirit of true explorers when travel meant real adventure. Let yourself be captivated by the authenticity and timeless charm of our handcrafted canvas backpacks.

What is a Canvas Backpack?

A canvas backpack is more than just a simple container for your personal belongings. It is made of canvas fabric, a particularly robust and durable material often made of high-quality cotton. Canvas was originally used for sails and tents, emphasizing its durability and versatility. With its sturdy properties and comfortable wear, a canvas backpack is an ideal companion for various life situations. Whether for city exploration, a hike in the great outdoors, or as a fashion statement: A canvas backpack offers the perfect blend of functionality and aesthetic elegance.


What is a Good Size for a Canvas Backpack?

The ideal size of a backpack for men and women depends on various factors and varies according to your individual needs. For everyday use, such as commuting to work, university, or a short day trip, a backpack with a volume of 15 to 25 liters is usually sufficient. It offers enough space for a laptop, books, and other everyday items. If you are planning longer trips, special outdoor activities like hiking and camping, or need more storage space for your equipment, opt for a model with a volume of 30 to 50 liters. These backpacks offer additional features like multiple compartments and pockets and are tailored to the needs of adventurers and travelers.


Can I Take a Canvas Backpack on an Airplane?

Yes, you can generally take a canvas backpack as carry-on luggage on a plane. It is important that the dimensions and weight of your backpack comply with the guidelines of the respective airline. Most airlines have specific rules for the size and weight of hand luggage, which you can usually find on their website. It is advisable to check this information before your trip to avoid possible additional fees or complications.

Furthermore, you should ensure that you do not have prohibited items in the backpack, such as liquids in containers over 100 ml or sharp objects. Also, pay attention to the number of permitted pieces of hand luggage, as some airlines can be very strict.

The advantage of a canvas backpack lies in its flexibility and adaptability. This makes it easier to place the backpack in the overhead compartments or under the seat. In addition, canvas backpacks are usually robust and durable, so they can withstand the stresses of air travel well.


What Backpack Models Does DRAKENSBERG Offer?


These smaller backpacks are ideal for everyday use and can hold everything from books to a laptop. Due to their compact size, they are particularly practical for city trips and short excursions. Daypacks are also suitable as classic school backpacks or for university.

Hiking Backpack:

Specifically designed for outdoor activities, these backpacks often have additional compartments for water bottles, maps, and other hiking essentials. Their ergonomic construction offers maximum carrying comfort, even on longer tours.

Laptop Backpack:

These are specifically designed to safely transport a laptop and often have additional padding and special compartments for this purpose. They are ideal for commuters and students who are frequently on the move.

Vintage Backpack:

These backpacks combine modern comfort with classic design and are often made from materials like canvas and leather. They are perfect for those who appreciate both style and functionality.

Rolltop Backpack:

These have a rollable closure at the top and are particularly suitable for cyclists or commuters. The rollable closure allows for flexible volume adjustment and protects the contents from weather conditions.

Military Backpack:

With a rugged, functional design, these backpacks are ideal for adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts. They often feature multiple attachment loops and other tactical features for extended functionality.


What Sets a Vintage Canvas Backpack Apart?

A vintage backpack for men and women is not just a fashionable accessory, but a statement of timeless elegance and craftsmanship. What makes it special are the design and materials that consciously evoke past eras. Natural and authentic materials like canvas and leather are often used, impressing not only with their look but also their durability. A vintage canvas backpack is thus not only a visual highlight but also a reliable companion for any adventure.


Why Choose a Canvas Backpack from DRAKENSBERG?

At DRAKENSBERG, we place great importance on quality, sustainability, and authenticity. Our canvas backpacks are lovingly handmade and go through a rigorous quality control process. Made from high-quality materials, they are not only robust and durable but also impress with their timeless design inspired by the 19th century. In addition, we ensure social responsibility and sustainable production methods, making our backpacks not just a product, but a philosophy of life.

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