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The Union Backpack - Waxed Canvas Backpack

$186.00     Write a Review
Handcrafted, waxed canvas and leather, fold-over backpack with inside and outer pockets and adjustable leather straps. Available in your choice of colors.
Handmade in the USA
  • FALL SALE! 10% off storewide (orders $100 +)
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  • Free shipping (lower 48 states)
  • Lifetime guarantee

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The Union Backpack is handcrafted from waxed canvas and leather with a canvas living. The unique, fold-over top design allows for extra space and the convenient front zipper pocket keeps your phone and other necessities conveniently at hand.  The 2 inside pockets (1 large with zipper for table or notebook and 1 small for accessories) provide organization and storage space. The adjustable, Latigo leather straps give a secure and comfortable carry.  Available in 4 colors and 2 lining colors.

This is an extremely durable bag, built for real life, everyday use. We use only high quality fabrics and heavy-duty thread with a high tensile strength.

  • Body of bag constructed of oilskin (waxed cotton fabric), for extreme durability and water/stain resistance
  • Adjustable Latigo leather straps provide support for extra weight and a comfortable carry
  • Inside and outer zipper pockets for keeping your items conveniently at hand and securely inside
  • Inside accessory pocket, for convenience and organization
  • Hand strap for easy carry
  • Bucket bottom for shape and storage space
  • Top zipper closure keeps your items safely inside
  • Lined with heavy canvas for an additional layer of durability
  • Available in 4 colors 



All orders ship free (to the lower 48 states) via UPS Ground. 

Shipping time-in-transit typically runs from 2-5 days.

 Production times:

Because our items are handcrafted for each individual order, they take time to complete. Bags, aprons and accessories typically take 2-3 weeks to complete.

Custom orders and orders for multiple items may take longer. 

You will recieve an email with a tracking number once your order is on the way. 

 Questions? Contact us here.

What is Waxed Canvas? Learn more here.


All Cottonwood waxed canvas goods are made with Martexin Original Wax Waxed Canvas, produced in the US since 1930. Martexin Original Wax is a highly specialized textile that precludes normal cleaning. Just as you wouldn't wash a leather product such as shoes, gloves, or jackets, you won’t be able to wash or dry clean your Martexin Original Wax. Wax fabrics have been successfully used for many years without washing.


A periodic spot cleaning with a damp cloth is all that is needed. Over time, you may want to refinish your item. This can be done with Martexin Original Wax Refinishing Compound, available for purchase here.

Please note:

You may notice a slight waxy feel to your new item. This is normal and will dissipate quickly.