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The Canvas Somerset Backpack
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The Canvas Somerset Backpack
The Canvas Somerset Backpack
The Canvas Somerset Backpack
The Canvas Somerset Backpack
Product Details
A carry-everywhere version of our newest (and coolest) backpack in sturdy canvas. Add an easy drawstring closure and a handy interior zip pocket and you've got a hands-free favorite in the making.
  • Monogramming available for US customers: To have this item embroidered with up to nine letters for $10 (free for Madewell Insiders), please call 866 544 1937.
  • Cotton canvas.
  • Drawstring closure.
  • Interior pocket.
  • 12 1/2"H x 15"W x 6"D.
  • Import.
Free shipping exclusively for Madewell Insiders
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The Canvas Somerset Backpack

The Canvas Somerset Backpack is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute bag for Spring/Summer or anytime really! I purchased this backpack in the Acorn color. It's a perfect sized bag for everyday use. Not bulky. I use it as a purse and love being hands free. The canvas feels sturdy and the leather straps are comfortable on the shoulders. Wish it was waxed canvas!
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps me organized I love this minimalist backpack by Madewell. It helps me keep my bag lite and organized with all the things I NEED to keep on me. I also love the fact that I can carry a book in it as well as my favorite coffee hydroflask.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intro to backpack ... Been searching high and low... tried both sizes leather backpacks at MW and couldn’t find right size / color combo. This fit the bill for my into to Backpack purse hype. The orangey rust color is beautiful. Won’t show dirt or stains as much as the canvas color or olive. (The olive is lighter in person ). Straps adjustable size perfect!!!!!
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and functional I like this backpack way more than I had anticipated! The canvas seems like it’s really durable and will withstand the repetitive motion due to the pulling on the drawstrings to open and close the bag. I choose the “acorn” color and it is a touch lighter than the picture shows; It is more brown than mustard or yellow. The leather on the bag is sturdy but not stiff like other leather bags from Madewell, they are thick and well stiched so I’m confident that they won’t pull out of the bag even if the bag is stuffed. They are also adjustable which is nice because you can tightened and loosen them when needed. This backpack is just a little smaller than the Medium Transport Tote but still holds a good amount. If you are looking for something that will allow you to be hands free but not look like you are rushing to a high school English class this is for you. It’s really cute and well constructed.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bagpack Just as expected, a sturdy canvas, nice leather straps, beautiful vintage look that complements my casual outfits. Roomy enough for most things I carry. I’m so happy I made this purchase! Thanks!
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute! Really love this backpack, very comfortable straps. I only took off one star because it does not close super tight and living in the city I have to think about people with sticky hands.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute bag for the summer It is a cute draw string bag for the summer. It is a bit smaller than I imagined, but fits everything that I would need for a day out.
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not their best I have quite a few of the canvas bag idea, so I was excited to see they made it into a backpack. When I got it, the material was a little too stiff to be easily open and closed and the size seemed smaller than the picture.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me I was disappointed at how stiff this backpack was. It’s very difficult to close the drawstring too.
Date published: 2018-04-04
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