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The Canvas Foldover Backpack
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The Canvas Foldover Backpack
The Canvas Foldover Backpack
The Canvas Foldover Backpack
Product Details
A carry-everywhere backpack that gives a nod to old-school army surplus bags (see: rugged canvas, utilitarian shape, roomy interior). The foldover top with its cool tab closure was inspired by vintage military style—we upgraded it with a hidden zip to make it even easier to grab that paperback you're reading.
  • Canvas.
  • D-ring closure.
  • Front pocket.
  • 8" handle drop.
  • 33 1/2" shoulder strap at longest.
  • 15"H x 12 1/2"W.
  • Import.
  • Select stores. 
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The Canvas Foldover Backpack

The Canvas Foldover Backpack is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bag! I love everything about this bag! The contrast between the nubby, slightly worn look of the washed canvas and the luster of the warm saddle leather straps, the roominess of the interior, the perfect size and stand-away shape of the exterior pocket, the utility of the hidden zip. I don't even mind messing with the double-D ring closure --it just gives me more time to enjoy using this bag. I did make one change to it: I cut a 10.5 by 5 inch rectangle of very sturdy cardboard and fitted it in as a floor before I used the bag at all, to keep it from becoming misshapen and unevenly worn by heavy objects placed inside. Madewell, you might think about providing a floor for your flat-based bags and totes yourself. Otherwise, perfect!
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy, cute, & useful This bag is such good quality and looks amazing (I got it in black). It's roomy but not bulky--large enough to fit my (relatively small) laptop or tablet, plus a notebook and book, plus whatever smaller stuff I need (wallet, keys, phone/charger, light sweater, even umbrella or water bottle, etc). The closure isn't bad at all, especially since you don't have to loop it through twice for it to reliably stay shut (I.e. if you just pull it once through the loops it's fine) and the front pocket can be used for cards/keys/whatever smaller stuff you need to access quickly. 10/10 would buy again
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice bag- plan to use for a long time Excellent bag. I agree that the opening isn't ideal (especially if you need something quickly). Other than that, I'm a huge fan. The material seems very high quality, and the adjustable leather straps are a nice touch.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Light Backpack I bought this in the white and it's exactly what I wanted. I was worried the other colours would fade quickly or the dye would rub off on my clothes (I have no idea if this could even happen lol, better safe than sorry). I'm not sure why people are having problems opening and closing the fastening. It's a backpack not a handbag, any other backpack would require you to take it off your back to access the interior. I've opened mine numerous times now and it takes MAYBE 15seconds. Perhaps people are fastening it too tight. There is a weird zip that I didn't notice in the images, it sits in the crease of the fabric below where it folds. I'll call it the neck. You can access the contents from this zip, but it's weird and seems unnecessary. It's invisible though so no drama. I bought the bag for Uni when I only have 2 lessons, so it's great for a tablet, wallet, etc, and small water bottle. I have a larger proper backpack with many compartments for days I'll need more things.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the City I'm so happy with the size, design and look of this Madewell backpack. Great to have for small shopper items in Chicago--with its annoying 7-cent bag tax.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for College I'm obsessed with this backpack! It fits my 13 inch computer, a few folders, a small textbook, and a book with room to spare! I use it everyday in college and have had no trouble opening and closing it.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish and practical This backpack looks good, the canvas and leather feel good. The leather strap that loops through would be an issue in terms of accessing items quickly- except for the well-designed zipper pocket in the main compartment. That was a genius addition! The front little pocket is perfect for my keys, phone, and lip gloss. It has been the perfect bag to handle daily life with little kids when you are tired of carrying a diaper bag.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect bag! I love this bag! I'm going to Morocco in a few weeks and was looking for a cute but functional bag and this is it! It's sufficiently large, durable, and cute. I was between the vintage canvas and black sea. I'm so glad I chose it in vintage canvas because it's apparently sold out. I am still considering getting it in black sea, since I love the bag so much. A bit of a splurge, considering the price, but totally worth it.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the investment Like the idea of backpack especially when shopping, Gives me the "hands free" option. Large enough to put a small purse in so when I don't need the large backpack I can pull that out. Like the front zipper to grab things quickly. Love the color!
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it It's perfect for me, roomey and comfortable. More stylish than my Swiss army backpack
Date published: 2017-08-25
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