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The Canvas Somerset Backpack
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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 eight 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
*For complete details, see our Shipping Policy.

The Canvas Somerset Backpack

The Canvas Somerset Backpack is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag such a beautiful bag, great for every day! Love it!
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic and well made Love this backpack purse! The canvas is super sturdy with heavy duty stitching. Very well made. The leather straps and eyelets make it a classic. Zippered and open pockets inside. Stiff enough canvas to withhold its shape. I sprayed it with scotch guard to protect it from wear and tear. Only recommendation would be to add a more secure closure but I love it nonetheless!
Date published: 2018-04-29
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 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 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 Excellent Just got mine in acorn today ..on sale. I really love the quality of it - I prefer it as sturdy as it is. I also love the color..I was thinking of olive/green version, but got acorn since I already have one tote in similar color. Wish they had this one in blush or dark blue/denim... I also love the size, a bit smaller but definitelly fits everything I need for out and about with my dog! Anyways, how I decided to get it - just happened to be walking by Madewell store, which was still closed, but the backpack was in the was love at first site, because it’s been a while I wanted to get Madewell canvass collection anything, but I didn’t want a tote since I have so many of them. Even though acorn is not on the list of my favorite colors, I think with this backpack it goes really great... it’s super stylish actually, I definitely recommend this backpack, especially at 30% off sale...
Date published: 2018-04-22
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 LOVE I bought this as a gift and my friend loves it so much she sends me pictures of her wearing it on her travels. Get medium size travel bag and much cuter than a backpack.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Bought this backpack to wear while riding my bike. So far I’m in love with it. Looks great and is very good quality!
Date published: 2018-05-04
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