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Canvas Backpacks & Canvas Rucksacks

Inspired by old retro designs and natural colors, our canvas backpacks are sturdy, functional and incredibly stylish. Handmade with care in cotton canvas and full grain leather, it will be your day-to-day best friend.

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    A Curated & Retro Collection of Canvas Backpacks, Canvas Rucksacks & Vintage Backpacks

    Discover our hand-picked and refined selection of travel leather and canvas backpacks for men and women and let yourself be tempted by the wild spirit of adventure! These high capacity vintage canvas rucksacks are made of carefully selected luxurious and natural materials, which are heavy-duty cotton canvas (waxed or not depending on the model) and full-grain oiled leather (which is the best part of genuine vintage leather).

    These natural materials are known in the fashion industry to be strong, light, reliable and durable: the perfect combination for a rugged vintage canvas daypack, resilient to wear and tear that will last and withstand the test of time in both urban and natural environments.

    EIKEN is a french based company, operating since 2018 and is now recognised as one of the leading suppliers of canvas bags, but also leather duffle bags and all sorts of canvas duffle bags all over the world. Our motto lies on a staple of quality and attention to detail.

    We love nature and its original, vibrant and lively colours, that's why all our vintage backpacks offer iconic designs and visually appealing colors! In this collection of outdoor hiking packs, you will find a wide range of natural colours and cutting edge designs to suit both men and women requirements, styles and needs! We have a rucksack backpack for everyone. Feel free to wander in our product categories, we're pretty sure you'll find the laptop or school bag you are looking for!

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    Classic & Old School Design Backpacks Shaped by Retro Heritage with Modern Sensibilities

    Our retro canvas rucksacks have been designed for many different occasions and to withstand the test of time. They are perfect as vintage backpack for students, workers, sports lovers or adventurers who are nostalgia-driven or who enjoy outings in the forest, mountains or camping.

    We believe that adventure is not reduced to long journeys and that it is essential to always be well-equipped when you decide to have a hike, wander in your hometown or do some shopping. That's why all our leather and canvas knapsacks offers a roomy and comfortable interior storage capacity of 20 to 40L (for the oversized models), but also adjustable - and sometimes detachable - padded shoulder straps, perfect to take what you need with you depending on your needs (whereas it is commuting supplies, travel accessories, valuables or camping / hiking gears).

    We are aware that in the 21st-century, technology is an integral part of many people's lives. This is why we have decided to integrate into the vast majority of our well-built and convertible backpacks, hardware closures made of zinc-alloy (wether it is magnetic clips, buckles or clasps) a large compartment with a dedicated padded laptop sleeve (from 13 inches to more than 15 inches depending on the model), reinforced shoulder-strap front, side or back zipped pockets and slot pockets so that you have the possibility to take your technology with you if you wish. Some even offers a small back anti-theft pocket! These packs will exceed your expectations and change your way to do backpacking. Sturdy, waterproof and ergonomic, some of your adventurer use them as outdoor camera backpacks to store and carry they DSLR and other accessories.

    You'll also find lots of exterior storage to keep some items close at hand. Our travel rucksack backpacks are therefore just as useful for a day at work as they are for a hiking outing. Attention to detail is crucial, that is why some of our bags also feature metal brass zippers (some features a YKK zipper), glasses hook and card slot on a padded shoulder strap or genuine leather trim.

    Embrace natural materials to evolve in nature, you'll feel so good. Poor quality plastic bags are becoming a real ecological problem. Our vintage-looking canvas rucksack backpacks are designed to last, but also to fit into the landscape in which you live for confortable miles on the trail. You'll have a robust, durable and weatherproof bag made of high-density ripstop canvas material that is breathable and scratch-resistant.

    a close up view of the full grain leather strap and waxed canvas fabric of a canvas rucksack

    High-Quality Vintage Bags Handcrafted with Natural & Noble Materials for Urban Landscapes & Wilderness

    We believe that quality and sturdiness are one of the main expectations of our adventurers. Our canvas travel backpacks for women and men meet perfectly these expectations, down to the smallest detail. The materials used are of premium quality (quilted back panel, zinc alloy buckle, polyester or nylon liner, leather belts) resistant to wear and time while guaranteeing your comfort, optimum safety and timeless style!

    We tested them in the rain, on trails at an altitude of nearly 3500 meters and even on the wild coasts of western France, where iodized winds were blowing strong: nothing could spoil the robustness of our canvas bags. The lightweight cotton washed canvas and thoughtful, sleek and ergonomic design of our vintage bags allow them to adapt to your body morphology to offer a perfect backside shape, and distribute the weight ideally to relieve carrying stress, reducing pain and injury.

    The canvas fabric, waxed or not, is the perfect ally for your urban or natural outdoors adventures because it is lightweight but sturdy and quite easy to clean. If you rub the waxed canvas against objects, a simple blow dry will give your travel rucksack a brand new look. Furthermore, waxed canvas is waterproof so it can withstand Mother Nature's assaults.

    Regarding the style of our travel backpack bags, we wanted it to be universal, unisex, timeless and above all colourful! Nature is an incredible source of creativity, why not be inspired by it. Colours, shapes, smells and shadows: that's what our leather and canvas fabric backpacks are made of.

    Of course, we really wanted to keep a touch of vintage, retro or classic style, but this will give you an inimitable, timeless and remarkable style, whether in town or at the bottom of a mountain valley as these travel rugged-looking pack bags are remarkably versatile and multifunctional.

    a women sat on a rock near a mountain lake wearing a light blue vintage backpack

    Travel with Ease and a Peace of Mind with Reliable, Functional & Versatile Travel Backpacks

    We have already mentioned this, but why deprive yourself of an ally who will accompany you in all your activities? Whether you need to go to school, on holiday, camping, on a weekend or at work, our canvas and leather backpacks are THE solution you need. You will be able to discover a wide range of bags, from roll-top to drawstring bags, some perfect as school bag (could fit a notebook, purse, laptop and other smaller items) , other more fitted as hiking backpack or outdoor related pack.

    With them, you can finally combine usefulness with vintage style and pleasure. What more could you ask for? Our rucksacks, whether school backpacks, camping backpacks or travel backpacks are built for men and women and can be adapted to your various desires and needs with no shortage of organizational options.

    You won't need to buy a rucksack backpack, a satchel and a travel bag: opt for the all-in-one carry-on with our selection and find the classic pack that really suits you. A sports rucksack can quickly become a university bag and your work pack can turn into a weekend bag in a few second.

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    Unique & Original Heavy-Duty Backpacks for Women and Men Alike

    Different colours, different shapes, different styles: all our retro cloth backpacks are suitable for both men and women. We believe that there is no such thing as a men's backpack a women's backpack, but that everyone is free to wear what they like, men and women having their own desires. That's why, among our wide range of stylish and well-made rucksacks, you're bound to find the right shoe for you! If you're an army object lovers, you'll find the military vibes in some of our heavy-duty rucksacks.

    We prefer to focus and emphasize on the creative style, versatility, functionality and durability of our unisex backpacks so that everyone, man or woman, who is interested in our rucksacks, can find what he or she is looking for! Our travel backpacks can be worn in any environment, bringing classy style, elegance and originality to your outfits. A bag is not only a practical object of your daily life, it's also a fashion accessory that can step up your brighten your style. With a retro canvas backpack, you're sure to bring a timeless and vintage touch to your style.

    What are you waiting for to be the adventurer of your life? Claim your brown leather and canvas bag now. You can benefit from our free shipping policy and our satisfaction guarantee policy by returning your item for a full refund within 14 days after receipt. It's the best gift for a friend or a loved one.

    If you are more a cross body bag guy, we have wonderful canvas shoulder bags and leather shoulder bags. They will be the perfect fit to a hectic lifestyle. You can also opt of a stylish combination of a vintage backpack and a vintage shoulder bag or travel bag for example, they fit perfectly together

    Most Frequently Asked Questions


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    Cotton canvas is an extremely strong, durable and breathable natural material. It is used in many designs in different industries. Waxed, it was used by ship owners to create the sails of sailing ships, demonstrating its optimal resistance to time but also to the tensions that could be applied to the sail. A canvas backpack therefore offers optimal resistance to time, use and wear, making it a reliable companion in everyday life.

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    At Eiken, we offer two kind of canvas fabric, classic coton canvas and waxed coton canvas. The only difference between the two is that one has been waxed, giving it water repellent properties. As a result, an unwaxed canvas backpack cannot be considered completely water-resistant even though the fine mesh and a polyester lining protect its contents. In contrast, a waxed canvas backpack is water resistant and can be worn in the rain. Beware, however, that they are not completely waterproof in the original sense of the word, so don't throw yourself into the water or the sea with them.

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    Waxing a bag is very simple. All you need is a block of wax (if possible beeswax - or failing that paraffin) a hair dryer, and your backpack of course. If the wax is in the form of a block, you can use a hair dryer to heat the end of the block to melt the wax and then rub the block gently on the canvas to impregnate it with wax.

    If the wax is in pellet form, melt it in a bowl and apply it to the canvas with a fine brush.

    Once the entire canvas is waxed, let the wax air dry overnight.

    We recommend re-waxing a bag every 4-6 months for optimum protection.

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    You can wash a canvas backpack, but if it is also made of leather, you must be very careful not to put it in the washing machine or soak it in water, as this could seriously damage the leather.

    You can simply use clear water with a mild soap and apply it to the fabric with a cloth, taking care not to touch the leather parts. You can repeat this several times before rinsing with clean water and another cloth. Then let the fabric dry in the fresh air.

    As our fabrics are dyed, we do not recommend the use of chemicals that could discolour the fabric.

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