The 35 Best Canvas Backpacks for Your Guy

Updated on September 02, 2021 by Chris Bajda

He’s constantly moving, loves learning, and has an obsession for adventure. Letting him have a backpack for a gift would be something he would truly appreciate as a practical tool. Don’t let it just be any backpack though. Give him a heavy-duty canvas backpack that is made of strong materials. One of the best you can give him is a canvas backpack that he will be using for years. Consider his style and comfort as you choose the backpack for him. Comfortable backpacks usually come in padded shoulder pads and great backside shape so it won’t hurt his back.

Here are 35 of the best canvas backpacks you can choose from: 

35. G.I. Bro Pack

army green canvas backpack

Let your man live out his G.I. Joe dreams with this G.I. Bro Pack. With its padded shoulder straps, breathable mesh, and tons of color options, it's strong enough to take any punishment you want to throw at it.  Hiking? Traveling? Schooling? Whatever you're into, this is how you carry around your stuff from now on.

34. Combat Backpack

Anyone would love this military style duffel backpack! This canvas bag with complementing details will definitely be a favorite item. Functioning both as a duffel bag and a backpack, you can easily fill it with almost every thing you might need and so much more for your next adventure. As a gift this will be one he won’t forget as you present him with this backpack personalized with his initials.       

To see a closer look at this cool tactical backpack, check out the video below:

33. Carhartt Legacy Backpack


The Carhartt Legacy Backpack is as rugged and smartly designed as it gets... made of durable 1200D Poly with Rain Defender water Repellent, plus a Duravax abrasion-resistant base. With contour fit, padded shoulder straps and zippered exterior organization compartments for keys, pens, and other small items, it makes this the quintessential, multi-purpose bag that can take him from work to an outing event. 

32. Personalized Rucksack

This versatile and rugged rucksack is a workhorse backpack. Whether using for the gym or weekend trips it can handle it all. Coming with a large main compartment with drawstring closure and leather accent buckle straps as well as 2 side pockets this bag can handle a lot while looking good. Also available in 4 colors.

    31. Jungle Canvas Backpack

    This Jungle Canvas Backpack is made of cotton canvas. The backpack can be washed at 30 degrees with hands, dry clean recommended. It is a medium sized backpack, big enough to accommodate, a tablet, A4 books, a bottle of water and etc. It closes with very safe metal clasp, and has one pocket inside to keep your valuables safe. The buckle strap and the handle are made from strong webbing and straps of adjustable length.

    30. Custom Classic Backpack

    Canvas custom backpack

    This custom canvas backpackwill serve any guy well. Whether he's working 9 to 5 or walking the university halls this bag will meet the demands, with a laptop compartment and padded straps he can be sure to be well equipped and comfortable. This vintage style canvas backpack can be easily customized with your guys initials. 

    29. Canvas Sling Backpack

    This Canvas Sling Backpack is made with soft and durable washed canvas with leather decoration. While the inside is made from more luxurious material. The shoulder bag can fit a 13" laptop/tablet/iPad. However, this canvas leather chest bag is not a large bag. It is a great size to take to a day trip or shopping. The bag can be either carried with the hand handle or through the adjustable shoulder strap.

    28. 3 in 1 Multifunctional Backpack



    This 3 in 1 Multifunctional Backpack offers a vintage canvas style that is easily convertible to a Duffel Bag and is luggage approved, making it perfect for travel. This backpack is made of durable canvas and leather handles suitable for outdoor, camping, sports, hiking, traveling and everyday use.

    27. Backpack Waxed Canvas and Leather

    It's reliable and durable. This Backpack Waxed Canvas and Leather will definitely "not creep at the seams" from the heavy weight. It has a simple and discreet design, but at the same time has a full set of features that he will definitely like. It can easily fit a laptop and a bunch of various necessary things.

    26. Personalized Mens Canvas Backpack

    This relaxed Olive color backpack comes with a nice washed out look. Equipped with 1 large main compartment and 3 outside zippered pouches for additional gear. The comfortable padded adjutable shoulder  straps allow for all day use.

      25. Heavy-Duty Laptop Backpack

      canvas laptop bag

      The main bag is a specially thickened canvas.  This Heavy-duty Laptop Backpack has a thickened-washed canvas that doesn't fade easily. It's wear-resistant and heat-resistant. With full-grain layer of vintage leather which has little imperfections. This bag can hold a laptop and has many other compartments to hold your belongings

      24. Oversized Canvas Backpack

      This Oversized Canvas Backpack comes from Poland from 1980 in an army green color canvas. It features two pockets on the front. The dimensions of this are as follows: 40 cm x 35 cm / 15.7 " x 13.7 ". It's one bag he will truly appreciate for all his outdoor adventures. 

      23. Bag Canvas Jeans Upcycled

      It's a denim drawstring backpack. This Bag Canvas Jeans Upcycled is perfect as a schoolbag for a boy, a picnic bag, travel backpack, and even a hiking backpack. It can also be used as carry-on baggage on an aircraft. Plus, it can accommodate everything he needs and more.

      22. Weekender Canvas Backpack

      This Weekender Canvas Backpack is vintage, luxurious and has a classy style.  Due to the unique shape and comfortable quality of the canvas with a number of organizational pockets, this attractive artisan crafted backpack elevates your work/school attire and gives that comfortable feel wherever he plans to go. 

      21. MUZEE Canvas Rucksack Laptop Backpack

      This MUZEE Canvas Rucksack Laptop Backpack features a selection of high-density canvas material that is scratch-resistant and abrasion-resistant. It has a genuine leather logo, SBS zippers, retro brass fittings that contributes to its retro charm and long performance. 

      20. WOWBOX Canvas Backpack 

      The overall dimension of this WOWBOX Canvas Backpack can be enlarged. Its laptop compartment is upgraded to fit most 17” laptops, with more thick shockproof padded foam cushion to secure your laptop/notebook/ computer/Mac Book. It even comes with an add-on keychain to make his keys organized and handy.

      35. Lacoste Solid Canvas Backpack

      Anything and everything Lacoste is an item he would really love. There's no perfect gift to give him than this Lacoste Solid Canvas Backpack. This one is made from 100% Polyester and features 3 slip, 1 zip and 1 exterior pocket. It's that one gift he will always remember you by. 

      18. Gootium Canvas Backpack Rucksack

      It's made of soft material and is 100% cotton. This Gootium Canvas Backpack Rucksack is a 16oz garment-washed canvas that comes with a drawstring closure. It comes in a large size, but it is easy to carry and has multiple pockets. 

        17. Jiao Miao Canvas Shoulder Backpack 

        This good looking Jiao Miao Canvas Shoulder Backpack can fit a slim 13inch laptop. It is made of high quality washed canvas with PU leather decoration.  It can be used as one shoulder pack or a cross-body bag for shopping. This canvas backpack is vintage and multifunctional with lots of pockets. The main compartment has two zip heads and pulls:1 inner zipper pocket; 1 inner laptop pocket and 2 inner small pockets.

        16. The Vintage Messenger

        Vintage canvas sachel

        This bag is the perfect work bag for those traveling to and from the office. The Vintage Messenger has an authentic heavyweight washed canvas that has a vintage style right down to the leather accents. This bag gets it right from quality to style and makes a great gift for any man in your life.

          15. Modoker Canvas Laptop Rucksack Backpack

          The Modoker Canvas Laptop Rucksack Backpack comes with padded device compartments with room to accommodate up to a 16-inch laptop as well as an 11-inch tablet. It has a total of 7 compartments for daily essentials. Roomy and comfortable, this backpack comes with a nylon strap inside to keep his electronics stay & safe. 

          27. Water Resistant Canvas Backpack

          This Water Resistant Canvas Backpack is user friendly and has an anti-theft design. The main compartments, the upper space is for organizing clothing while the lower space is designed for camera zone for 1 DSLR camera with 70-200mm lens attached, 3-4 standard lenses. It also features dedicated pockets with 3 access points. 

            13. Tommy Hilfiger Backpack Patriot Colorblock Canvas

            This Tommy Hilfiger Backpack Patriot Colorblock Canvas comes with 1 large main zip pocket, 1 small front zip pocket, and adjustable shoulder straps. You can never go wrong with this bag as it is best for bringing to the gym or for his next adventure. 

            12. Rothco Vintage Canvas Compact Backpack

            This Rothco Vintage Canvas Compact Backpack comes with a large main compartment with zipper closure. It's made with cotton and has a canvas frame with three zippered front compartments and two elastic side pouches with tie-down straps. It's one gift that is best to carry his essentials. 

              11. Sling Backpack Laptop Shoulder Bag Retro Canvas

              This Sling Backpack Laptop Shoulder Bag Retro Canvas is made of heavy-duty washed canvas with leather decoration and sturdy metal buckles. It is stylish, sturdy, and durable. It comes with top buckles that open and close easily to keep items secure. The back and shoulder straps are fully padded for maximum comfort. The hook from the strap can be flexibly attached onto the left or right side for convenience. 

              10. AmazonBasics Canvas Laptop Backpack 

              This AmazonBasics Canvas Laptop Backpack comes with a padded compartment that fits most laptops up to 15.6 inches. The roomy internal compartments are perfect for books and folders. It has an external side pocket with a zipper that keeps smaller items handy and secure. 

              9. Kemy's Men's Canvas Backpack

              The Kemy's Men's Canvas Backpack is made from heavy-duty canvas and has a genuine leather trim. It gives it a very stylish and distressed look. This vintage leather rucksack has padded laptop sleeves and straps. It can also sit comfortably over his back and keeps all of his electronics safe and secure from falling or slipping out. 

              8. Large Military Backpack

              This Large Military Backpack is genuine and unused. It is made from sturdy heavy-duty canvas in army green shade. The leather shoulder straps are adjustable and wider on the shoulder for comfortable wearing. The bag is quite big and can hold a lot of your stuff in it, it also has a leather belt and a fabric pocket on one side where you can carry a big water bottle, a tripod, or a paper storage tube for example. It closes with a cord on the inside and fastens with a leather strap with a metallic buckle on the outside. It has a lot of small leather loops all over, on this loops the military equipment like helmet and tent can be attached.

                7. Transon Art Portfolio Case Artist Backpack Canvas Bag

                This heavy-duty Transon Art Portfolio Case Artist Backpack Canvas Bag is made of durable canvas, multi-function storage pockets for stretched canvas, canvas panels, paintbrushes, drawing pad, pens, pencils, sketching papers, and other art supplies. This bag is made of soft canvas, but they are also durable, with no “hard feelings” while carrying. It features an extra-padded backpack strap to relieve carrying stress. 

                  6. SOCKO Convertible Laptop Backpack Canvas

                  It's convertible. This SOCKO Convertible Laptop Backpack Canvas is a multifunctional backpack that features a top carry handle, a side carry handle, two hidden adjustable shoulder straps, and one long shoulder strap to offer multiple carrying options. With the buckles and hooks, he can convert it to a backpack or single shoulder bag or briefcase. 

                  5. Rothco G.I. Style Canvas Butt Pack Backpack

                  The Rothco G.I. Style Canvas Butt Pack Backpack is a G.I. style butt pack that provides an ample amount of space to store additional military and tactical Items. The two canvas tabs on the back include grommet holes, which will allow him to attach it to a harness. 

                    4. Poly Canvas Cap Mini Backpack 

                    Cute and cool. This Poly Canvas Cap Mini Backpack is a new type of 0197. It comes with side pockets and great for travel, hiking, leisure, outdoor living, and sports. It also comes with a wire to keep it open wide. Let him enjoy this minimally simple bag which can be used in various situations like piling up the annual rings. This one is focused on functionality in reasonable price with many color variations.

                    3. Orange Rolltop Backpack

                    It's perfect for the city and for travel. This comfortable Orange Rolltop Backpack is made of waterproof material. It is very strong and light. It has many pockets and a soft pocket for laptop that is 15.6". It features a front pocket, hidden pocket on the back, and a mesh back. It's that kind of bag he would love to carry with him anywhere. 

                    2. Military Canvas Backpack

                    This Military Canvas Backpack is made from nylon and polyester material. It's one gift that can carry all that he needs for his next adventure. You can be sure this bag will become his favorite buddy to carry his essentials as he explores different places. 

                      1. Sleek Military Green Canvas Backpack

                      Green Canvas Backpack

                      It's the backpack for any adventure. This slick green canvas backpack is lightweight and comfortable with more space and pockets. It simply gives a vintage look for school or travel. The extra pockets provide easy access for all his daily essentials too. 


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