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The Convertible Canvas Backpack
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The Convertible Canvas Backpack
The Convertible Canvas Backpack
The Convertible Canvas Backpack
Product Details
Made of durable canvas, this versatile backpack doubles as a bucket bag—just pull the leather drawstring through and, voila, it's a shoulder strap. An instant favorite that can go from the office to the beach and back again (the hidden magnet closure will keep all your stuff secure).
  • Monogramming now available for US customers: To have this item embroidered with up to nine letters (initials, a pet's nickname, your hometown) for $10, please call 866 544 1937.
  • Made of durable canvas with a perfectly worn-in finish; Italian leather straps.
  • Drawstring closure.
  • Exterior and interior pockets.
  • 37" shoulder drop at longest.
  • 13 1/4"H x 9 7/8"W x 7 7/8"D.
  • Import.
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The Convertible Canvas Backpack

The Convertible Canvas Backpack is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag! Really love this bag! Durable material, so many pockets, and very chic! I would appreciate a stronger magnetic closure - the magnets don't hold when the bag has some heavier things it in, like a water bottle, etc. I wish this bag came in the same green as the tote bag does! I agree with other reviews saying this bag is far more navy than it is black. Very pleased!
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish and functional For my needs, this was a great buy. My needs were a hands-free Disney experience with two older children (9 and 10). Because my children are older, I didn't need to carry much in this bag. If you need to carry a lot, this bag is not for you. Why? First, it's not big enough. While not quite a mini back pack, it's definitely not full sized either. Two, if you put too much in it, the straps will become uncomfortable. Here is what I carried around in my pack two 12 hour days at Disney without even the slightest issue: cell phone, large wallet, sunglasses and sunglasses case, large scarf folded up, zipper pouch full of lip gloss, pens, change (etc), facial sunscreen stick and full sized tube of suncreen. And a few other small odds and ends. This was perfect. At one point my husband stuck a full sized water bottle (full) in it and that was just too much. The quality is perfection- exactly what you'd expect from Madewell. I got the white and it hasn't gotten dirty at all.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So many uses already I LOVE this backpack because it's a thicker canvas that i won't worry about scuffing like I do with my leather backpacks... the front pockets are awesome...straps are indeed thin and I haven't worn it with a lot of items inside so i don't know how that will be but I am not worried about it as a bag for the beach or saturday market! Can't wait for it to get even better with more use... it goes with everything. Beach, thrifting, coffee, and i am not as crazy about it as more expensive purses. DEFINITELY. go to bag.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fav summer bag In LOVE with this bag. I've been wearing it on repeat since I got it. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of canvas--it's THICK and well made. The straps are a pretty cognac leather. There's an interior zippered pocket and magnetic closure at the top of the bag. If you're considering this bag...GET IT! You won't be disappointed. The color is a little more navy than black, but I think it makes it perfect for summer. I persobally would recommend the Black Sea over the Vintage Canvas because I feel like the Black Sea won't stain, but you do you. Basically everyone needs this bag in their life ASAP. Thanks Madewell for this amazing summer staple.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great casual backpack......lightweight with pockets and style I am very pleased with the style and function of this casual backpack. Madewell always meets my needs
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect This bag is sturdy, a great neutral color, perfect for toting around the essentials and a light cardigan or jacket and keeps my hands free. It will get lots of use. My only complaint or concern is the straps are a bit too thin/not wide enough. They almost seem out of proportion for the bag. That's the one piece of this bag that doesn't feel as substantial. I hope they'll hold up after frequent use.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from White spring backpack I really like this bag but there are a few drawbacks. I got the white and the dye from my jeans has discolored parts of the bag. The magnetic closure is not very strong so it never stays closed. This doesn't bother me too much but worth noting. Also when you wear it as a crossbody the strap is so so long so I mostly keep it as a backpack. It even fits my laptop so I take it to work everyday.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Form and function! I love the more ergonomic factor of the backpack but find it can be cumbersome at times. I love the convenience of the bucket bag but it can be tiring if you're carrying a lot. This bag is perfect marriage of ergonomics and convenience while being super cute! Its a touch long for my shorter torso so I knot it in the middle to make it a bit shorter. The canvas is thick and stiff, and I am confident it will soften up beautifully with wear. A few things that make it less than 5 start: the magnets aren't strong but the cinching at top makes me feel fairly secure. Straps are on the thin side so it will be a bit uncomfortable if you have too much stuff in it. Would love to see it in more colors or dipped colors!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not black... Great looking & well constructed bag...however...if you want a black bag, this is not it. The "Black Sea" color is much more navy blue than it is black.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Does not really work as a backpack This does not really work as a backpack, at least not if you use the space fully. When you fill it up (not that heavy: wallet, phone, small pouch, sunglasses in case, book, scarf, water bottle, keys), the magnets don't meet so it does not stay closed. You cannot just casually sling it around to your back because of the continuous nature of the strap. The strap is far too thin to support much weight and it digs into your shoulders. Another issue is probably just height related, but the straps were far too long on me and the backpack rested on my rear. This is a cute bag, but only really works as a backpack if you fill it with only a few things and treat it like a small purse. The price point is too high for this low functionality, in my opinion. I wanted to use this as my personal item on flights, but it's not adequate.
Date published: 2017-08-14
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