Four Amazing Benefits of a Waxed Canvas Bag
Waxed canvas is experiencing a much deserved renaissance. Starting with an already durable fabric (canvas) and then adding a water resistant wax coating, waxed canvas stays true to its historic roots while still living up to the modern day hype. In other words, waxed canvas is a durable, practical, and unique material that has endured - and passed - the test of time.
For those of you still on the fence, here are five key benefits to buying waxed canvas bags:
- WATER RESISTANT
Waxed canvas bags are known and loved for their water resistance. The wax coating repels water, making this a popular material that has stood the test of time for constructing military rucksacks & backpacks, sails, tents, and outdoor gear.
- STRAIGHTFORWARD CARE
Because of the wax coating, scuffs and marks actually add to the character of waxed canvas bags rather than making them look dirty. This means they do not require frequent cleaning. Over time, however, the wax coating will thin and you’ll need to re-wax the canvas (usually every 1-2 years, depending on the amount of use). This is a fairly simple process which only requires a bar or tin of canvas wax and a hair dryer to help soften the wax when applying.
- DURABLE & AGELESS
Well Waxed canvas far outlasts its fabric counterparts in long term endurance. Like fine leather, the more you use it, the better it looks. Given the proper care, the same wear and tear that would wear out and tear up another fabric will instead develop the character that makes waxed canvas bags even more valuable and desirable over time.
- ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND LIGHTWEIGHT
Another advantage is that canvas bags are available in a variety of shapes and styles and you can choose one depending on the purpose and the occasion you are heading for. There are canvas laptop bags, duffle bags, travel backpacks, gym bags and more.
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