Meet the Zip-Top Tote

November 10, 2015

Introducing the Zip-Top Tote: our take on the classic, over-the-shoulder carry-all. Its simple, pared down design, zipper closure, and lightweight single-layer construction make it the perfect companion for weekend travel or daily use.

We’ve constructed the body of the Zip-Top Tote using our signature 20 oz heavyweight waxed canvas, which will withstand the change of seasons and wear beautifully over time. Popping up from the rim of the bag, a flexible zipper panel (made from a contrasting lightweight 10 oz canvas) provides both easy access and extra security. Detailed with a solid brass YKK zipper, the pop-up panel allows you to fill the bag to the brim for greater carrying capacity.

 There is something satisfying about finding the perfect handle length: just long enough to sling comfortably over the shoulder, but not too long that the bag dangles recklessly and feels floppy. Opting for a clean and simple handle design, we’ve finished the Zip-Top Tote with a pair of vegetable tanned leather handles with a comfortable 9-inch drop (the distance from the top of the handle arc to the rim of the bag). For increased weight-bearing ability, the leather handles are anchored to a sturdy, reinforced rim with solid brass rivets and leather washers.

The best news about this tote? It comes in two sizes. The Large Zip-Top Tote is sized generously for all-weather weekend trips (or longer if you’re a smart packer), while the smaller Zip-Top Tote proves perfect for daily carry. Both totes have a roomy, open interior with a single accessory pocket to keep small items from falling to the bottom. And to avoid any awkward bag-tipping, we’ve given the bag a fairly wide bottom so it will stand up easily on its own when filled. Either way, large or small, the minimalist design makes this our lightest bag so you can save the weight for what you need to tote.

Explore our full collection of Zip-Top Totes and other bags here.