Waxed Canvas Roll Top Fanny Pack
This limited production hip bag was hand-made to our specifications by Porcelain Rocket in Alberta, Canada. Utilizing a zipper-free roll-top design made of rugged American 11 oz. waxed canvas with a reinforced 1-1/2″ wide no-slip waist strap, padded cordura back, internal key clip, and two inside pockets, this bag is deigned to last a lifetime.
MaterialExtremely durable American made vegan 11.14 oz Waxed Cotton Canvas
Internal Dimensions9.5"wide, 10"high, 2.5"thick (4 litres)
Waist sizeUp to 42"
BucklesDuraflex™ acetyl buckles throughout
Paul is VERY particular about his riding gear, so it’s no surprise these bags had to first pass his technical specifications and real-world ride testing to feature the PAUL patch of approval. Hand sewn in Alberta, Canada and bartacked at critical stress points to last forever, the beauty of this bag design lies in a simple one-handed roll-top buckle release (allowing you to get your gear in and out fast and easy) with no zippers to break or jam. This also means it can be rolled down small for a phone and some basic tools, or unrolled very big to easily fit 3 burritos, a full-frame camera, or even an entire 6-pack. The closed-cell foam padded back keeps it comfortable fully loaded.
We’ve sourced the highest quality Maltexin 11oz waxed canvas material for this bag which is mercerized with reactive dyes for the very best dye penetration and intensity of color with virtually
no crocking or bleeding. Over time the fabric will soften and take on a lovely patina. This is the hallmark of a well-loved piece of equipment. The history of waxed canvas is pretty interesting:
“Waxed canvas is tied to the history of clipper ships. Historically, impoverished sailors would sew scraps of ruined or discarded sails and rub them with linseed oil to create a water proof poncho that protected their skin from harsh weather conditions at sea. In the mid 1800’s, taking a cue from history, a Scottish mill that contracted as a sail maker for the British military fleet, responded to the creation of fast moving clipper ships by replacing flax sails, for sails made from cotton impregnated with linseed oil. This strengthened the sails, keeping them lighter and more waterproof in heavy gales. This trend rapidly spread to protective clothing worn by fishermen and sailors, who now, not weighted down by sodden clothing, could respond more quickly to dangerous situations. Linseed oil treatments were replaced with paraffin wax in the 1930’s, a big improvement over linseed which hardened and cracked with age.
Water resistant waxed canvas garments expanded from nautical use, becoming profoundly useful to farmers and outdoorsmen, not just Britain, but New Zealand and America. Co-opted by the military and motorcycle enthusiasts during the world war periods, waxed canvas gained a foothold in the fashion and millinery world. Use of waxed canvas in bags and clothing is enjoying yet another renaissance as contemporary Americans once again favor the practical in durable, quality materials that last a lifetime.”
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