As one of the oldest materials in the world, waxed canvas is still quite a popular choice for making bags and accessories. Several centuries ago, mariners observed that sails perform better when moist. But, wet sails are heavier.
A key feature of the wax canvas is its water resistance. This fabric usually repels rain and moisture, but if it’s immersed in water for long, the fabric may eventually absorb the water. Waxed canvas large tote bags and accessories repel and wick moister while keeping you and your stuff dry.
The first few days of owning a new bag are the honeymoon phase: we keep the straps in check, try to shield it from the rain, and inspect every inch for unwanted stains. But once it’s broken in—and the cloth has become used to holding our things—we forget about it.