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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.
SHIPPING & RETURNS
Free shipping and free returns exclusively for Madewell Insiders
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The Convertible Canvas Backpack

The Convertible Canvas Backpack is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 9.
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 Love this bag! This backpack is sturdy and functional. Very roomy inside. There is a zippered pocket inside the bag which I use for my keys. The exterior pockets is great to hold your cell phone and sunglasses without having to dig around for it. The quality and style did meet my expectations. Note: the black sea color is more of a dark navy.
Date published: 2017-05-19
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 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 1 out of 5 by from straps too long! I wanted so badly to love this bag but the straps are soo soo long that the bag droops down to my butt and the straps fall down my shoulder.... and there's no way to adjust them!
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Beautiful backpack I felt in love with this backpack! I ordered it on line and by the moment I put my hands on it I realized that the fabric is too hard ... it has no movement... I sprayed it with water and fabric softener 3 times , but it doesn't work. Although I love the model and the size .. I can't wait for it to became softer.
Date published: 2017-05-15
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