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Adventure Awaits with a Waxed Canvas Backpack

Adventures refocus our attention, settle our worries, and restore our spirits. We believe that the integrity of our rest should match the integrity of our work: complete, whole, and life-giving. To properly adventure, make sure you bring along a timeless waxed canvas backpack. Whether inspired after reading a recent novel or the mountains are just calling you home, you need a bag to carry your essentials for that pilgrimage, one that can get you up the hill and then back down. A waxed canvas backpack will protect your gear from any elements you might encounter, discover why they’re a great investment for any avid traveler. 


A Timeless Invest-Waxed Canvas Backpack

Whether you’ve had your eye on our Dakato Rolltop Waxed Canvas Backpack or the Dakota Rucksack, you can’t go wrong with either of these gritty backpacks. Expertly crafted with canvas, protect your belongings on your hikes, in any climate. Now if you’ve tried to nail down the difference between a rucksack and a backpack, you’ve probably found a few more answers than you were looking for. Read up on our blog to learn the difference and see which one is right for your usage. 

On the Trail with a Waxed Canvas Backpack

No matter if you’re hiking in the mountains of Montana or North Carolina, every traveler needs to bring a trusted backpack. Hiking offers so many benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. It doesn’t have to be intimidating, but there are some hiking essentials for beginners to keep in mind. From packing the “10 Essentials” to choosing the right clothes, there are a few things you can do to make your hike safe and enjoyable. Bring along your waxed canvas backpack to store items like maps, bug spray, snugs, extra clothes, first aid, matches and much more. 

Cleaning a Waxed Canvas Backpack

You just got home for your latest adventure, and wow was it fun. But your trusted waxed canvas backpack got a little muddy on your way home. Don’t worry, you can clean it right up! Just let the mud dry up and gently scrub away with a bristled brush. If needed, you can even spray the canvas with cold water for additional cleaning. For our full guide on how to clean your waxed canvas backpack, head over to our blog post How to Care for Waxed Canvas. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How waterproof is waxed canvas?
    Waxed canvas is 100% waterproof making it a very sought after material for hikers and adventurous souls. 
  2. Does waxed canvas look like leather?
    Waxed canvas bags are usually made with some leather trim, but the material itself is easy to distinguish from genuine leather. Learn more about the difference between waxed canvas and leather on our blog.
  3. What is waxed canvas used for?
    Waxed canvas is used for a wide range of outdoor clothing, sales, tents, bags and other gear for its durability, strength, and waterproof capabilities. 
  4. How does Buffalo Jackson make waxed canvas backpacks?
    Buffalo Jackson makes waxed canvas backpacks by applying the wax on our canvas products like a bar of soap. Check out our guide on how to wax canvas yourself.
  5. Are Buffalo Jackson's waxed canvas backpacks waterproof?
    Yes, Buffalo Jackson’s waxed canvas backpacks are waterproof.