by Jane Burleigh

The Roll-top Backpack

The roll-top backpack is perfect for daily use in the Pacific Northwest. It’s made from water resistant waxed canvas with a nylon lining to protect your stuff from the elements. It’s stylish enough to take to the office, and rugged enough to take on a hike. It features a large front snap pocket and an interior laptop sleeve that holds a 15” laptop. The expandable roll-top design is great for bike commuting and can be folded down to protect the front pocket from the rain. All of the straps are made from hand-cut vegetable tanned leather, and all the hardware is solid brass and copper.

Available colors:

  • Black

  • Green


The Materials

We select the highest quality materials for beauty, strength, and sustainability. The leather is Italian vegetable tanned and treated only with natural oils. It develops a deeper reddish hue with use and sun exposure. Vegetable tanned leather is a more socially and environmentally sustainable choice compared to common chromium tanned leather. Chromium tanned leather leaves behind chemical byproducts that affect both the people working the hides and the environment. The vegetable tanning process uses plant matter (in this case oak) to preserve the hides. It is also more durable and softens with use. ⁣

The waxed canvas is tightly woven and lightweight. It comes from the same 200-year-old textile mill in Scotland that a certain outdoors wear company in Seattle uses (wink, wink).

⁣The linings and laptop sleeve are made from lightweight nylon that has a water-resistant coating on the back to give your stuff an extra layer of protection. The nylon is easy to clean and in case of a mess you can turn the whole lining inside out for easy access. ⁣

And finally, all of the hardware is solid brass and copper. It will age and patina well, with no finish to wear off.


The Maker

Jane Burleigh hand makes her backpacks in small batches in Bellingham, Washington. She loves making durable, long-lasting goods. Most recently, she has worked for local outdoor company Brenthaven, and for several marine canvas shops in town.

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Handmade in

Bellingham, Washington