A List of The Best Canvas Backpacks For Men 2019

It is no news that canvas fabrics were once the most popular fabrics used on backpacks. Currently, they are not as popular as they once were but are still a great fabric option been used on packs because of their durability, sturdiness, ease of maintenance and so many other reasons. We put together a list of some of the best canvas backpacks for men that we feel based on reviews of users are some of the best out there.

In no particular order, below you would find some of our best selections of some top quality canvas backpacks.

The Best Canvas Backpacks For Men

Ibagbar Canvas Travel Backpack

Main material

Ibagbar canvas travel backpack was manufactured with a combination of both cotton canvas and PU leather fabric with the cotton canvas occupying most of the parts of the bag. It was manufactured with 90% high-density cotton canvas and 10% PU leather fabric which makes the bag to be very durable.

Structure, organization, and compartments

At the front of the pack, there is a big sized and a small sized zipper pouch that can be used to store medium to small sized items. The big sized pouch pocket has several organizational pockets with a padded pocket in it that can be used to store several items. The padded pocket can be used for small sized laptops or your tablets and iPad.

At the side of the backpack, there is a mesh pocket that can be used for holding a water bottle. The main compartment of the bag can be accessed from the main zipper at the side of the bag and inside the compartment, you would find a laptop sleeve able to house up to a 15inch laptop.


It comes with a one-year warranty which means that any quality problems with your bag within the first year of purchase would be taken care of.

Standout feature(s)

Ibagbar canvas travel backpack is a convertible bag which means that it can be used not only as a backpack but also as a messenger bag and a briefcase style bag.

There is a handle at the side of the bag that can be used in carrying the bag in the form of a suitcase style and also, inside the laptop sleeve you would find a shoulder strap that can be used in carrying the bag in the form of a messenger bag.

There is a roll-up flap at the top of the backpack that can be used to cover the shoulder straps of the bag at the back of the bag if you intend to make use of the pack in the form of a briefcase or a messenger bag. All that has to be done is to roll it down and zip it up to cover or hide the straps.

If you intend to make use of the shoulder straps you just unzip and roll up the flap and secure it with the velcro that was provided.

Who This Bag is Ideal for.

This is a top quality canvas backpack for men and also for women. It can also be used by teens for school and also by college students. It is also perfect for business, traveling and even for hiking.

My overall rating of Ibagbar Canvas Travel Backpack

I think this is a pretty solid bag and it’s multiple carry style makes it’s uses versatile. The fabrics used in its manufacture would make it water resistant and it’s sleek look and layout gives it’s a sought of fancy old school look.

I would have probably preferred if it had two water bottle pockets and if the opening was from on top the bag but due to the style of the bag, this might have been a bit difficult.

Also, accessing the big sized front pouch pocket might be a bit tasking for some people but all in all this is a pretty awesome bag and on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this bag an 8.5.

Lifewit Casual Day Backpack

Main material

Just like Ibagbar canvas travel backpack, Lifewit backpack was constructed with a combination of both canvas and leather fabric with more canvas than leather. The backpack contains about 90% high-density durable canvas fabric and 10% genuine leather fabric.

Structure, organization, and compartments

The lifewit canvas leather backpack has various pockets both inside and outside the bag. There is a large zipper pocket at the front of the bag, two side zipper pockets with two mesh pocket for items like water bottles or umbrellas attached to the two side zipper pockets.

There are 5 pockets inside the backpack that can be used to store medium to small sized items. The main compartment is pretty large and should be able to contain quite a lot. Inside the main compartment, there is a shockproof laptop compartment able to house up to a 16.5″ sized laptop.


Warranted for 12 months against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship.

Standout feature(s)

There is an anti-theft pocket at the back of the backpack that can be used to safeguard items you probably don’t want anyone to have easy access to.

Also, in the main compartment of the backpack, there is a key chain that can be used to store and prevent keys from scratching other items.

For an added security to the inner compartment of the bag, a drawstring and a magnetic reinforced buckle were included to further secure the items in the bag.

Who is this bag Ideal for

This is a standard school backpack that can be used by students in college or high school and it is also a perfect backpack that can be used for traveling.

My overall rating of Lifewit Canvas Leather Backpack

Lifewit canvas vintage leather backpack is another great choice among top quality canvas backpacks. Its shoulder straps and back panel are well padded to provide comfort during long usage. It has multiple pockets both inside and outside the bag with mesh pockets attached to the two zippered pockets outside the bag.

It has a pretty nice look and the addition of drawstring and buckle to further secure the main compartment was pretty awesome. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this backpack a 9.

Gootium High-Density Canvas Backpack

Main material

Gootium high-density canvas backpack is a heavy-duty backpack constructed with 100% pure cotton thick canvas fabric which makes the pack to be highly durable. Be rest assured that you are going to be using this one for a long time before you decide to stop using it.

Structure, organization, and compartments

The Gootium high-density canvas backpack is another pack in this our selection that also has an old school kind of look. It has several pockets both in and outside the bag for storage and organization.

To be more specific, there are two pockets at the side of the bag that makes use of a button closure and a larger pocket at the front of the bag that also makes use of a button snap closure.

The main compartment is able to fit up to a 17-inch laptop while also having enough space to store several other items. This compartment also contains a fairly large zippered pocket that can be used to store several medium sizes to small sized items.


A lifetime warranty for the backpack accessories such as the shoulder straps, buckles, etc

Standout feature(s)

Does not really have any standout or unique feature except the interior zippered pocket that serves as an anti-theft pocket

Who is this bag Ideal for

A perfect backpack for high schoolers, college students and travelers.

My overall rating of Gootium High-Density Canvas Backpack

I found a lot of compliments about how durable this backpack is and a lot of people have made use of this backpack for several years and it is still going strong. I personally would have loved a laptop sleeve or separate laptop compartment and also a water bottle compartment that does not have a closure.

These are just my opinion but from what I have found out this is a solid backpack and I think the price of the pack is lower than I expected. Based on my thoughts on this bag from a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this an 8.5.

Dakine 365 Backpack

Main material

Dakine 365 was constructed with 600D polyester fabric having a sleek and yet simple design making it a perfect choice for anyone in the market for a simple durable backpack. The lash tab at the front the backpack was made with leather and a string can be passed through it to fasten items to it that you probably don’t want in the backpack.

Structure, organization, and compartments

Dakine 365 is a 21L backpack with one main compartment that has a laptop sleeve able to fit a laptop of at most 15inches. There is an organizer pocket at the front of the bag where several small sized items such as pens, pencils, cords, and phones can be stored.


Comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Standout feature(s)

A lash tab is attached to the front of the bag which can be used to fasten items to the outside of the bag

Who is this bag Ideal for

The Dakine 365 backpack is a pack that is perfect for school students.

My overall rating of Dakine 365 Backpack

This is a pretty simple backpack. It has your basic main compartment with a laptop sleeve in it and a pouch at the front of the backpack. It is a pretty cool backpack and based on my personal thoughts from a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this bag an 8.5 due to its simplicity.

Marmot Urban Hauler

Main material

Marmot Urban Hauler was constructed with 420D 100% polyester big ripstop fabric and what this means is that if for any reason your backpack gets punctured or it happens to have a tear, you can be rest assured that the tear or puncture would not exceed that particular spot or if it does it would do so at an extremely slow rate or if intentionally ripped apart.

Structure, organization, and compartments

The main compartment of the backpack is pretty spacious and it has an internal organization pocket for storing small sized items. There are slip pockets at the front and side of the backpack with the side slip pocket meant to hold a water bottle.


The warranty covers manufacturers defect

Standout feature(s)

Marmot Urban Hauler backpack is a convertible backpack which means that it can be carried in more than one way. The padded shoulder straps can be adjusted converting the straps to tote handles. By doing this, the backpack can then be carried in the form of a tote bag. The backpack also has a key clip attachment.

Who is this bag Ideal for

It can be used for traveling, hiking, and can even be taken to work.

My overall rating of Marmot Urban Hauler Backpack

A pretty sleek backpack with an awesome feature of being convertible from a backpack to a tote bag. From a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this an 8.5.

6 comments on “A List of The Best Canvas Backpacks For Men 2019

  1. I think that canvas backpacks are going out of fashion with all the new waterproof material backpacks that are being used today

    It makes sense to use a waterproof material I suppose but I personally think you would get more wear and tear out of the canvas backpacks rather than the new water resistant packs

    The Gootium High-Density Canvas Backpack is very similar to what I use myself when I go hiking and I love the fact that mine has many compartments to keep things in

    What would you prefer to go hiking with in a dry environment, a canvas backpack or the new material ones?

  2. My nephew is just starting middle school and I thought that I should buy a nice cool-looking backpack for him (cool uncle huh?).

    This Gootium High-Density Canvas Backpack seems absolutely amazing and something that my nephew will actually keep using for years.

    Just out of curiosity, does it have any waterproof compartments or not?

  3. Wow, some of these canvas backpacks are super styling! My favorites are the Ibagbar Canvas Travel Backpack and the Lifewit Casual Day Backpack… they have more of a city look than the traditional K-12 backpacks that I grew up with. I also like that they both include a year-long warranty! Plus, the classic styles would look great on either a man or a woman! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Back in the old days, canvas bags were my favorite. I’m glad canvas bags are making a comeback now. Canvas has a good quality and can with stand wear and tear with everyday use. It’s also good to know that they offer warranty period. So it means they are providing very good quality bags. 

  5. Hello Manuel, this are really good picks. I remember using something like the gootium high density backpack back in the day but not as sleek as this though. I think I should get myself one of this bags even though I’ve really been using antitheft bags lately. I’d definitely go for the Dakine 365 Backpack, i like that it has a limited lifetime warranty. Means the manufacturer are really confident of the bags quality. Thanks for putting this up. 

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