Witzman Vintage Canvas Rucksack Review

Witzman Vintage Canvas Rucksack Review

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Witzman Vintage Canvas Rucksack: QUICK OVERVIEW





What We Like

  • Incredibly durable zinc alloy zippers
  • High-quality craftsmanship
  • Very durable canvas

What We Don't Like

  • Cannot be machine washed
  • Not recommended for long trips

Whenever you are travelling, or just going about your daily business, if you look around you’ll see people carrying backpacks and laptop bags which are all functional, but there is nothing distinguishable about them. We mean the bags, not the people.

It doesn’t have to be that way, so if you are looking for a travel bag that stands out from the crowd, then this retro-styled canvas bag from Witzman is worth checking out. Read on, and we will tell you all about it.

Witzman Vintage Canvas Rucksack Review

This is a bag produced under the ‘Witzman’ brand which is one of several brands that are operated by ‘Altosy’, who supply a wide range of bags, backpacks and briefcases, with the emphasis very much being on style, and distinctive designs. 

This travel rucksack was first released in 2015 and has one of the highest satisfaction ratings within its category. There are two options for size, which are 22 x 13 x 6.5 inches, and the smaller one is 19 x 12 x 6 inches. 

There’s also a choice of 4 colors which are blue, black, green and brown. 

Who Is This Product For? 

Altosy has branded this Witzman canvas rucksack as a bag for men, and when you see its styling you can sort of understand why, but there’s absolutely no reason why female travelers could not use this bag either. To prove the point there are several females who have purchased and loved using this bag. 

Whilst it is primarily a bag for travelers, the fact that it is multiple bags in one, means it has other uses. It can be used to carry a laptop when used with the shoulder strap, so it’s ideal for taking to work or college. 

Apart from travelling, in its rucksack configuration it is also suitable for hiking or hill walking, so those of you who love the great outdoors can combine a touch of style with the practicality of the bag holding what you need for your trip. 

There’s also its more mundane use which is to simply use it as a tote bag to carry whatever personal items you need for the day and this is when you carry and hold it with the carry handle. 

What’s Included? 

You will receive the Witzman backpack, along with the shoulder strap, which is not attached prior to its being dispatched. 

Witzman provide 12 months warranty for the bag should any manufacturing flaws occur, and the shoulder strap warranty is a lifetime one. 

Overview of Features 

There are two aspects to this bag; its practical uses as a bag, and its style. If we start with the style, it is made from thick canvas with the color of this obviously being whichever one of the four colors you choose. 

The carry handles, the large panel on the back, and some of the trimming on the zippers are all brown in color and made from PU leather. This leather has a laminate on its surface to protect it and prolong its look for as long as possible. 

The bag can be used in three main set ups, which we’ll explain in the next section, but suffice to say this means there are lots of ways in which this bag will be very useful. It can be used as your hand luggage on flights, with even the larger size easily able to fit into the overhead storage bins. 

The bag has multiple compartments, with one of the main ones being where you can store a laptop or tablet device. The main compartment has front and side zippers for easy access, and your other belongings can be placed in one of the side or front pockets. 

How to Use It 

There are basically three main ways you can use this bag; as a backpack/rucksack, as a tote bag, or as a duffle bag with the shoulder strap. 

Taking them in order, to use it as a backpack, all you need do is unzip the pocket which holds the shoulder straps and then adjust them, so the backpack sits snuggly and comfortably. Tighten the straps enough so that the backpack does not move excessively as you walk. 

To carry it and use it as a tote bag you would hide the shoulder straps away in their zipped storage compartment and then use the side handle to carry it. 

Using the long shoulder strap allows you to hang the bag on your shoulder just like a duffle bag, and this is the ideal set up for carrying a laptop or tablet around with you, or to use it as your work bag. There is a D-shaped clip at either end of the shoulder strap, to attach it to the rings on each end of the bag. 

You can carry the shoulder strap inside the bag if you are using it in another way, and then bring it out if you wish to change to over the shoulder carrying. 


Another very stylistic backpack which has multiple uses is the Yousu Men’s Canvas Backpack. It has fewer individual compartments, so it may be more suitable for those who want to carry additional items of clothing when they travel, and this means it also makes an ideal sports bag. 


If you want to stand out from the crowd when you travel, or simply prefer everything you carry with you to have a bit of style, then this Witzman canvas rucksack is the answer. 

Its canvas materials, and distinctive leather handles and trim mean you have a bag that looks much more impressive than the usual black nylon ones everyone else is using but is every bit as capable of holding your personal belongings, laptop or travel documents.

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