Top five affordable waxed canvas messenger bags

affordable waxed messenger bags
Holidays are around the corner and birthdays still happen; here's a run-down of gift ideas for your man (or you if you are into messenger bags).
/ November 15, 2016

Gift-giving time is right around the corner. I asked my boyfriend’s sister what he would want for a Christmas gift since he really hasn’t said anything, hinted at anything, nothing. She came up with a cross-body bag. Alright, for carrying clothes or for carrying “stuff.” Carrying “stuff.” So the web search began. Apparently, there are a ton of them out there. Leather, waxed canvas, really expensive, pretty inexpensive, the options runs the gamut. Just in case your man wants one, you might just find the one he needs right here.

LL Bean Field Canvas Messenger Bag


Looks like LL Bean developed a bag that was inspired by their field coat. The bag is classic in styling and pretty rugged. It doesn’t weigh much at 2 lbs. It is a more casual bag available in three colors. It has ample room and padded pocket for your laptop. At $99, it is a good deal.

JCREW Abingdon Messenger Bag


Buckles for closure and and an additional handle for carrying it around by hand (aside from the crossbody strap). This bag is also made of waxed canvas and has leather trim. It doesn’t have a compartment for a laptop but it does have several pockets for miscellaneous items like phones, keys, pens, and what-not. Costs you $98 and available in khaki and deep olive. The fact that it is JCREW might give you added cache with the man.



On sale at $99.99. This Fossil messenger bag has a laptop compartment that can hold hardware that has a 14″ screen. Several pockets and sleek styling creates a pretty well-pulled together look. Professional without being too serious. A perfect messenger back for work or any adventure your heart desires.

TIMBUK2 Proof Laptop Messenger Bag 2014


Water-resistant bag that only improves with age, apparently feels very nice according to reviews.  Reviewers also felt it was durable, stylish, and very roomy. Comes in two colors, midnight, and whiskey. Snap it up!

LolafalkLeathergoods Custom Waxed Canvas Bag (Etsy)


$188+ according to the store but it is handmade. You can choose the materials and waxed canvas is one of the options. Extras like a zip pocket, a plain pocket, a latch, and monogram add onto the cost. Most reviews are five stars so, I doubt you will be disappointed.