Discover our Curated Selection of Vintage Canvas Duffle Bags, Weekend Bags & Overnight Bags
Discover our shop and its collection of handmade and timeless vintage waxed and non waxed canvas duffle bags and go on an adventure to discover the wonders of the world that are opening up to you!
Whether you are looking for a high capacity and adventure-ready style duffel bag and need only enough pockets to store a few items during quick trips or for a large canvas duffle bag, designed to store more gear, we have everything you need to travel in style with the best travel gear bags that are a symbol of workmanship, always at a fair price with free delivery!
Our elegant and functional overnight bags (alongside our canvas backpacks and our canvas messenger bags) are made from strong, light but above all durable high-quality materials (namely full-grain leather, heavy duty cotton canvas, sturdy cotton stitching and solid brass hardware) to guarantee you comfort, reliability and optimal durability.
Cotton canvas is known to be a breathable, reliable, water-resistant, lightweight, stiff material that has good resistance to abrasion and keeps a good shape over time. Waxed canvas has been used for centuries. You can be sure that your future waterproof travel bag will withstand the test of time, wear and tear and keep your stuff dry. Waterproof duffles are ideal for a weekend abroad, to keep everything at hand. A duffel bag is the toughest bag on the market. The adjustable and removable shoulder strap will help you carry your duffel over the shoulder.
Built to last, our vintage canvas weekender bags are designed to evolve over time with maximum attention to details, developing a different patina for each vintage bag, making yours completely unique, a bit like you!
Indeed, full grain real leather is known to be an aging material that develops wonderful colors and grain over time giving a wonderful leather accent to your outfits. You'll be sure to have a well made stylish duffle bag, with a sleek and minimalist design that is as unique as you, retracing the saga of your shared adventures! It will quickly become your new best friend and will follow you on your next trip.
These nicely sized and convertible canvas holdall bags are functional and practical, offering great flexibility to excellently accommodate to your different activities: from sports lessons to traveling to the other side of the world throughout the weekend, our canvas overnight bags adapt perfectly to your desires and your needs, easily supporting heavy loads and becoming a gym bag or a sports bag in a snap.
Minimalist curves, vintage style and a variety of colors (not only the classic black and grey), you're sure to find the travel duffel bag you're looking for, and to make the ultimate versatile choice!
Versatile Waxed Canvas Travel Bags & Holdall Bags Handcrafted with Care for Men and Women
As its name suggests, the canvas weekender bag is a must for short stays or weekend trips away from home, whether you are commuting to work, fleeing everyday life with your loved one or preparing a business meeting on the other side of the world. This type of large canvas holdall is the best travel ally.
Why is that? First, the dimensions of a canvas weekend bag, smaller than heavier suitcases or bulky wheeled luggage but wider than a canvas rucksack, make it perfect for carrying just what you need for a few days. Second, its flexibility, solidity and versatility allow you to move around with ease and speed while keeping all your valuables at hand.
Sling the adjustable shoulder strap around your neck or over your shoulder and you're ready to hit the road with your weekender. Hold the doubled and reinforced top leather carry handles and remove the detachable strap and be sure to walk around with a unique and remarkable casual and sporty yet elegant style. Carrying a holdall bag on a shoulder can be painful at some point so feel free to mix carrying style (crossbody, like a tote bag or by hand) to avoid back pain. It's still more practical than a bulky suitcase.
The big plus of weekend bags is that they are extremely large but packable, making them the perfect carry-all luggage. Speaking of which, it is the ideal ally for travelers because it is accepted as carry-on luggage on airplanes (except for the largest models). With our overnight bags, the top-zip closure makes it easy to pack in and out so you can save time packing and not having to check them in when you arrive at the airport. In our era, every second counts, especially when you travel a lot, so we help you to make the most of it!
Designed to fit everyone's needs and tastes, these large travel bags are not typically designed as men or women duffels. Even a large duffel bag can be worn as an oversized bag so don't worry, just follow your heart, you'll tighten the straps!
A Classic Collection of Old School & Unisex Overnight Bags and Weekender Bags with Aesthetics in Mind
We choose to design unisex duffel bags because we believe that such a product should not be gender labeled. When old-school and ancient duffel were crafted, designers of that time didn't have in mind gendered designs. They created canvas weekenders that were designed for adventure, no matter who will be their owner. The design of these weekender was pure, minimalist and made to withstand anything while offering maximum capacity. Waxed heavy-duty canvas is known to be water resistant.
We know that certain forms and shapes might be more suitable for one or the other but that's exactly why we designed our canvas weekend bags with clean shapes, classic forms and lots of colors. They could fit everyone's styles and needs. You'll look great!
Therefore, you can choose what is best for you in a selection of both versatile and fashionable canvas overnight (if you're more of a leather lover, we have similar leather duffle bags designs, have a look!).
Their designs are vintage but timeless and their construction is light but tough, thanks to a natural water-repellent fabric, precise seams and well-worked finishes. Your duffle canvas bag will follow you all your life's adventures and expeditions. They offer polyester lining and all have a wide opening main compartment, spacious side-pockets (flap or zipped) and generous and roomy interior so you won't have a hard time packing or unpacking.
Some are expandable, some are foldable and some offer a shoe compartment, a padded laptop pouch, and a set of zipped internal pockets to store accessories. We offer you large travel bags with just the right amount of space, plenty of storage and zipper pockets to fit any situation. You'll have enough space to carry some weight such as some garments, jeans, footwear, sweaters, a dopp kit, a toiletry bag or even some camping gear if you are a bushcraft lover.
Enough talking, it's time for you to discover them in detail and choose which carry-on size canvas weekend bag will be the new member of your globetrotter luggage collection. See you at checkout!
However, if you're a leather type of guy and you want to deep dive in raw and retro style, you can have a look at our deluxe leather backpacks or our brown leather shoulder bags. They will answer your needs and will enhance your various outfits. If you also need a luggage tag, we can also provide you with some. If you need corporate rates or need personalization (whether embroidered or embossed), please contact us.
Don't forget that these items are sometimes on sale and that we offer free shipping and satisfaction guarantee.
Canvas Duffle Bags Most Frequently Asked Questions
A travel bag is a life companion and a fashion accessory. To buy the best duffel bag for you, you need to think about its use and your current lifestyle. This will guide you to a canvas duffle bag with the right volume, whether you need a compact, regular or a high capacity bag.
Next, examine the materials and build quality of the perfect duffel bag. If you travel a lot, or enjoy going on a cross-country trek and tend to abuse your bag, don't skimp on quality and opt for a sturdy and if possible waterproof bag with leather trim and protective rivets. We offer travel bags with a durable construction, made of canvas (sometimes waxed) and full grain leather because these materials are naturally resistant to wear and tear.
You can also choose your weekender bag according to your style and your morphology to have a bag that fits your body to the maximum. The adjustable shoulder strap will allow a tight fit and ensure that the bag fits comfortably on your shoulders.
Finally, don't hesitate to take a look at the essential features of the bag such as the storage spaces, the presence of dedicated compartments for your technology as quilted sleeves are a must now, an adjustable and detachable padded shoulder strap or protective rivets. Some holdalls offer nice add-ons such as a shoe compartment, quick access anti-theft pocket, lockable zippers or even a waterproof zipper.
At Eiken, we offer two kinds of five stars durable canvas fabric, classic cotton canvas and waxed cotton canvas. The only difference between the two is that one has been waxed, giving it water repellent properties.
As a result, an unwaxed canvas travel bag cannot be considered completely water-resistant even though the fine mesh and a polyester lining protect its contents. But it can be waxed, so if you're having second thoughts after buying a classic canvas duffle bag, it's doable.
In contrast, a waxed canvas duffel bag 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.
Waxing a canvas duffle bag, a backpack or a shoulder bag, is very simple and a fun project. All you need is a block of wax (if possible beeswax - or paraffin), a brush, a soft cloth and a hair dryer.
If the wax is in the form of a block, you can use a hair dryer to heat the tip 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. Use the soft cloth to gently spread the melted wax over all the corners of the fabric.
Once the entire canvas is waxed, let the wax air dry overnight. You can repeat the process to make sure the fabric pores are properly sealed.
We recommend re-waxing a bag every 6 months for optimum protection.
You can wash it, 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 discolor the fabric.
Duffle bags are the perfect size for the gym because they are spacious, functional and versatile. They feature a transverse zippered opening, a large main compartment with multiple interior pockets and exterior pockets that can easily hold your gym gear, a change of clothes and your hygiene kit.
Some duffel bags offer a separate compartment for your shoes or dirty laundry. Since they don't have a rigid frame, they are compact and can often fit in lockers when not fully packed.
A duffel bag is a great bag and its skilled craftsmanship keep your belongings secure, with sturdy zippers to keep your wallet, gadgets, and other items safely tucked away. The durable canvas material allows for enough air circulation to keep wet clothes from becoming musty, making them the perfect solution for packing workout gear or beach essentials.
Beware though, a canvas duffle bag is not as easy to wash as a plastic gym bag, which may be its only flaw.
Weekender bags are very frequently used bags by frequent travelers and businessmen for a weekend trip because, as packable duffles, they are practical, light and offer large capacity. Compact and functional, you can easily use all the space available. The adjustable strap also allows easy carry and optimal comfort.
If it's not too big, it can be taken as a carry-on, saving you time when boarding and disembarking as they can fit in overhead compartments.
However, be sure to check the conditions of each company before booking your flight. You can always use them as checked bags or checked luggage even if we advise you to choose a robust rolling duffle bag or rolling suitcase for this purpose.
Our canvas duffle bags are the ultimate travel companions, featuring backpack straps, double leather handles, and cross-body straps for easy carrying. With multiple pockets, interior pockets and external pockets, these bags provide ample storage space for your belongings. A laptop duffle bag also offers a dedicated laptop compartment.
The overhead bin-friendly size and their flexible frame ensure that your bag holds everything you need while fitting comfortably in overhead bins during flights.
Carrying a duffle bag is easy and doesn't require much preparation. You have 3 ways to carry it (sometimes 4 if the travel bag offers convertible shoulder straps).
You can carry it by hand like messenger bags for a casual look, thanks to the top handles. This is the ideal carrying method if you don't want to be too crowded, in hot weather, or if your bag doesn't hold too much stuff.
You can wear it on your shoulder or slung around your neck using the detachable shoulder strap. This allows you to keep your hands free and move around more easily.
Finally, if the canvas duffle bag is convertible, it sometimes offers padded straps so you can carry it like a backpack. It's the ideal bag if you're looking for ultimate versatility
A Duffel bag is an ideal bag because it blends effortlessly with any outfit and any occasion:
- Casual Chic: Pair your canvas duffle bag with a simple t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers for a laid-back yet stylish look.
- Monochrome Magic: Opt for a canvas duffle bag in a neutral color like black or beige and pair it with monochrome outfits to create a minimalist and sophisticated aesthetic.
- Contrast and Pop: Add a pop of color by choosing a vibrant canvas duffle bag that complements your outfit. It can be a great statement piece.
- Boho Vibes: Embrace a bohemian style by combining your canvas duffle bag with flowy dresses, loose tops, and earthy accessories for a free-spirited look.
- Layered Ensemble: Use your canvas duffle bag as an additional layer by draping it over your shoulder or across your chest to add depth and texture to your outfit.
Caring for your canvas duffle bag when not in use is quite simple. Here are some few tips that will protect it and increase its longevity:
- Clean and Dry: Before storing, ensure the bag is clean and completely dry to prevent mold or mildew growth.
- Empty the Bag: Remove all items from the bag, including any loose dirt or debris.
- Avoid Sunlight: Store the canvas duffle bag in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent fading or discoloration.
- Avoid Compression: Do not stack heavy items on top of the bag, as it may cause deformation. Fill the bag with soft materials, such as tissue paper, to help it retain its shape.
- Zipper or Closure: Close the zippers or fasten any closures to protect the bag from dust and insects.
- Air Circulation: Allow for some air circulation by leaving the bag slightly open or using breathable storage containers.
- Regular Inspection: Periodically check the bag for any signs of damage or pests, and address any issues promptly.