Outbound Canvas Tote
Your new go-to bag for this summer's local outings
Natural canvas (Medium shown)
In two generously-sized options
Full grain leather accents
Forest Green (Medium shown)
Two interior side pockets hold small items
Leather-wrapped handles for comfort
Carry on your hand without dragging (Large shown)
Leather bottom panel keeps bag from sagging
Clean, elegant profile ready for stuffing
Rivets hold leather panel in place
Leather-wrapped handles provide good grip (Medium Size)
Sturdy enough to hold tech equipment (Medium shown)
All Four Colors
Brown Waxed Canvas (Large)
Blue Waxed Canvas (Large)
Forest Green Waxed Canvas (Large)
Natural Canvas with water repellent (Large)
Brown Waxed Canvas (Medium)
Navy Waxed Canvas (Medium)
Forest Green Waxed Canvas (Medium)
Natural Canvas with water repellant (Medium)

Outbound Canvas Tote


Mid-weight Canvas + Full-grain Leather

2 in stock

Made for the long haul. Lightweight and comfortable to carry, the streamlined Outbound Canvas Tote is your go-to bag for just about any occasion. An interior leather panel helps distribute weight and prevents sagging.


All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.



  • 15 oz. waxed canvas specially-coated with Martexin™ water-repellent wax
  • 15 oz. natural canvas with water-repellent coating (Natural Color only)
  • Full grain leather
  • More details here

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Medium: 
  • 13" (l) x 5" (w) x 14.75" (h); 1.5 lbs.
    33.02 (l) x 13.97 (w) x 37.46 (h) cm; 0.68 kg
    Volume: 15.7 Liters
  • Large: 
  • 16.5" (l) x 8.5" 9 (w) x 15" (h); 2 lbs.
    41.91 (l) x 21.59 (w) x 38.1 (h) cm; 0.907 kg
    Volume: 34.5 Liters



  • Two sizes accommodate varied uses.
  • Two interior pockets hold small items.
  • Full grain leather accents adorn the bag.
  • Flat side seams keep the interior clean and open.
  • Made of heavy-duty 15-oz. waxed canvas that repels water. 
  • Streamlined design keeps the bag lightweight and comfortable.
  • An interior bottom leather panel keeps the tote from sagging when full.
  • The Natural color is not waxed; it is coated with a but has a water repellent.
  • Leather-wrapped handles provide a comfortable grip and don't dig into shoulders.
  • 11-inch drop handles won't drag on the ground and are long enough to carry over a shoulder.
  • OPTIONAL: Martexin Original Wax can be used to touch-up and and refresh the wax on your bag.
  • Domestic: Flat rate 2-day shipping. Details.
  • International: 2-3 business day delivery. Country duty/tax calculated at Checkout. Details.

Customer Reviews

Based on 32 reviews
Paul G. (Texas, United States)
My number one Tote!

I bought the large size to carry multiple items on an upcoming foreign trip. But it looks so great and it was the perfect size that I began using it for grocery shopping on the first day. I especially appreciate how it stands up straight for packing/unpacking. Great work Team SF bags!

Rob B. (Texas, United States)
Another Excellent Product from Waterfield!

My wife is a school teacher and the little tote bags the administration hands out at the beginning of the year, while a nice gesture, just don’t hold up very well. She uses an older Waterfield waxed canvas laptop case for her MBP, so when she asked for a tote bag for Christmas, I decided to see if Waterfield had something that was both durable and would match the laptop case. Sure enough, the Outbound Canvas Tote fit the bill. The bad arrived before Christmas and she absolutely loves it. It is the perfect size, and she can even put the MBP laptop bag inside the tote. Thanks for another great, well-built product.

John J.
Awesome and Durable Bag

I recently purchased the Outbound Canvas Tote. It matches my messenger laptop bag I purchased a few years ago from Waterfield. And similar to that bag, this tote is extremely well made, stylish and durable. With the new reality of working in a hybrid model, I found myself needing to pack lots of work materials to have at the ready regardless of my work location on any particular day. Initially, I was using grocery bags. Eventually, I realized something more sturdy and professional was in order. Having had such a great experience the first time I purchased from Waterfield, I was delighted to find this bag and purchase it. It is perfect and I couldn’t be happier.

Nathaniel K. (Washington, United States)
Functional and beautiful

This is a heavy-duty, well structured tote bag. It can stand on its own and has two small inner pockets for easy access to handheld items. The leather lining on the handles is a great touch for when carrying for more than a couple of minutes.

Jan S. (Oslo County, Norway)
Handle nett!

Hei. Kjøpt to stykker av Outbound Canvas Tote.
Og jeg liker dem veldig godt. De har plass til veldig mye. Det er det eneste jeg kan tenke er noe negativt. De er store for mitt bruk og enn jeg trodde de var. Og jeg vet det står mål men ja. Eller er de topp.
Pris er jo ikke billige men tenker jeg skal ha dem resten av livet så da er det vel ok.
Som alltid leverer SFbags på kort tid. Bestilt fredag og levert på døra mandag ca kl 13 i Norge.
Så anbefaler produktet på det varmeste!


The rugged-looking Outbound Canvas Tote is generously sized to hold a variety of items. Heavy duty waxed canvas and full grain leather keep the Tote durable for the long haul. 

  1. Medium
    • Great for daily errands or casual outings. 
    • About as tall and wide as a paper grocery bag.
    • Haul your binders, books and file folders vertically.

  2. Large
    • The roomy interior and sturdy materials make the Large a good utility bag.
    • Ideal size for laundry, sports equipment, camping gear, a set of clothes, or your occasional odd-sized item.
    • Great for day trips to the beach, picnics, or leisurely weekend getaways.

Avoid sagging bottoms

A leather panel, riveted to the bottom of the bag, provides a lightweight structure to stabilize the Outbound Canvas Tote and keeps it from sagging when full. It also helps balance the weight so your shoulders won't tire quickly. 

Heavy Duty 15 oz. Waxed Canvas

Not all canvas totes are created equal. Lower quality totes use 6 oz. canvas. Those designated as “durable” use 12 oz. canvas. At 15 ounces, our waxed canvas exceeds the industry standard, yet still feels lightweight. It has a naturally rugged, distressed look and can be re-waxed to freshen it up. 

The canvas comes from a reputable mill that has produced these waxed fabrics since 1930. This specialized textile is coated with Martexin™ Original Wax and won't require much cleaning. Stains can be wiped off with a damp cloth. NOTE: The Natural color is not waxed canvas, rather a natural canvas with water-repellent coating. 


Your Outbound Canvas Tote will help you haul many years' worth of experiences. 


Keep your bag looking new by applying wax when you think it needs a little refresh. Although any wax is applicable, you can use Martexin Original Wax which was initially used to coat your canvas bag. 

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