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Waxed Canvas Tote

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
162 Reviews

$250.00 - $265.00

Constructed with durable waxed canvas and finished with brown vegetable tanned leather, our Tote is a blank slate waiting to be marked with the adventures and stories of use. This is the holy grail in unisex carryall totes: practical and perfect in every way. This tote was built to endure. Load it up, bring it everywhere.

For those city dwellers, travelers and others wanting more security, the Tote has a separating zipper that tucks neatly in the bag when not needed.

Waxed canvas originated in the sailing industry in Scotland in the 1920s and became widely used in sportswear and apparel because of its waterproofing abilities and superb durability.

- 15 oz. waxed duck canvas (19 oz. with wax)
- Adjustable and detachable leather strap
- Leather handles and strap from vegetable-tanned leather
- Vintage fabric pocket lining varies from bag to bag
- Brass rivets and button studs
- Black YKK zipper with brass teeth
- Fits up to a 13″ laptop
- 1 large exterior, 5 interior pockets
- 9 colors available
- Minimally packaged with tag and string

Custom Monogramming

Emmett, our laser engraving machine and in-house scribe, allows you to personalize our bags!

The monogram is laser-engraved on vegetable-tanned leather and attached with brass rivets (see the product photographs for an example). Note that the monogram is on the reverse side of the bag and does not replace the Peg and Awl brand. Be sure to include your wished-for letters in the order notes (up to 3) when placing your order! MONOGRAMMED BAGS ARE NOT RETURNABLE.



Approximately 1 lb. 4 oz.


Inches: 10.5″ tall by 16″ wide (top), 12″ wide (bottom) by 6″ deep
Metric: 26.5 cm by 40.6 cm wide (top), 30.5 cm wide (bottom) by 15.2 cm deep

Shoulder Strap:
Inches: Approximately 50″ long; 19″ shoulder drop
Metric: Approximately 127 cm long; 48.3 cm shoulder drop

Inches: Approximately 10″ long; 4″ handle drop
Metric: Approximately 25.4 cm long; 10 cm handle drop

Exterior Pocket:
Inches: 16″ wide by 7.5″ tall
Metric: 40.64 cm wide by 19.1 cm tall

Interior Pockets:
Inches: Two 5.5″ wide by 7″ tall; One 2″ wide by 7″ tall; Two pen/pencil sized
Metric: Two 14 cm wide by 17.8 cm tall; One 5.1 cm wide by 17.8 cm tall; Two pen/pencil sized

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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162 reviews
  • L
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    The Perfect Bag

    After eyeing this bag for a year I finally went for it. It might be the perfect bag?! It has been on city jaunts and woodland adventures. Keys and phone are easy to find when kept in the outer pouch. Plenty of room for the Mini-Sendak; I even keep a small jar of water in one of the interior pouches for watercoloring. Might have to put a second one of these on my wish list because it has become my everyday bag. Holds just enough and retains its shape so it never become a bottomless pit you have to go spelunking through. I thought the handles would pester me but they’re just right. It’s clear a lot of thought, care, and intention has gone into every stage of creating this bag. New fan for life, Peg & Awl!

  • HC
    Hector C.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    A "didn't know i must have" bag!

    I had been eyeing this bag for quite some time. So glad I finally took the plunge. A great catch all, go anywhere, fit almost anything carry all bag. The strap is actually very comfy due to its width and thickness. Easy to get in and out of. Great pockets. Lightweight. Inspired me to get a few more pieces from this company. Its the kind of bag that you feel like you should have it with you at all times.

  • MT
    Madlen T.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Hands down the best purchase of my life

    I've been struggling to find a "handbag" that suits me and my (relaxed) style. This is just perfect and beyond my expectations. The cleverly divided compartments even hold space for single pencils. I love the material, the color(s) and the story behind P&A. It's beautiful and thoughtful design and incredible craftsmanship. Thank you for making this. It will be my partner in daily life as well as in all the adventures to come as soon as we get to travel safely again. ... and maybe I (that is: so totally will go and) check out what else you got in the store to go with the Tote.

  • LL
    Lisa L.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    No other bag needed!

    Such a nice sturdy bag with room for everything. I’ve searched for years for the perfect bag and this is it. The construction is well done and seems it will last a long time. Since I’m one of those people who likes to keep things until they are worn out, I’m glad I stumbled upon this small business. Keep up the great work! I will pass the word.

  • ST
    Sue T.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Hi I love my bag

    Hi I love my bag but... I’m trying to make the strap shorter as I don’t always want to keep it long. Is there a special secret for moving the strap? I can’t get the “button knob” to go through the strap to remove. ( I hope that makes sense)

    Thank you for your help

    Sue Tourigny

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