Gesshoku Guide to Bags

Having trouble making the right choice in choosing the bag that best suits your needs? Our comparisons below may help you!

Tips:

☆ What is strap drop length? This is the longest length of the strap measuring from the shoulder to the bag. Use this measurement to determine where the bag will fall on you, or if it would comfortably fit you as a crossbody bag.
☆ You can email us to request your bag be printed on any of the custom colors listed for each style of bag.

Canvas Messenger Bags

Our biggest bags, these messenger bags are heavy-duty canvas cotton cloth, with a wide interior, and a front flap where the design is printed. They can easily fit textbooks or a laptop with room to spare, and make a great overnight bag. The long adjustable strap means it can optionally be used as a crossbody bag, and canvas material makes them soft and comfortable to carry while being durable at the same time. Two side pockets with snaps make convenient cell phone pockets.

Material: Heavy-duty canvas cotton cloth
Fastens with: Magnetic snaps
Pockets:
2 outside side pockets with magnetic snaps for cell phone/pencils/etc.
2 inside zippered pockets inside main compartment (pocket sizes: 7.5"x6" and 6"x8.5")
Measurements: 16 inches x 11.5 inches x 5 inches (41cm x 29cm x 13cm)
Strap: cotton webbing, adjustable
Strap drop length: 26 inches (66cm)
Optional bag colors: black, denim blue, khaki green, java brown, pink, natural tan

Best care: Machine or hand wash separately, tumble dry

Canvas Field Bags

These canvas "field" style messengers are a stylish choice for those looking for a vertical bag, or a slightly smaller alternative to our larger canvas messengers. They have a cool urban/utilitarian style that we love! ♡

These size bags can easily fit a laptop up to around 15.6", several textbooks, or a change of clothing. The wide strap is adjustable and made of sturdy, comfortable, cotton webbing, and the twist clasps in front keep the flap closed and your stuff secure.

Material: Heavy-duty canvas cotton cloth
Fastens with: Brass turn buckles
Pockets: Small inside hanging pocket
Measurements: 12 inches x 16 inches x 3.5 inches (30cm x 41cm x 9cm)
Strap: cotton webbing, adjustable
Strap drop length: 23 inches (58cm)
Optional bag colors: smoke grey, khaki green, denim blue, java brown, pink, natural tan, poppy red, yellow

Best care: Hand wash, hang dry to avoid damaging the clasps

Canvas Cinch Backpacks

These cinch bags are stylishly dyed and super roomy. The strong webbed straps fit neatly over your shoulder to allow hands-free carrying perfect for skateboarders and bikers. A large zip pocket on the front allows easy access to your important stuff.

The cotton canvas fabric is comfortable and sturdy, and also makes these bags a snap to take care of - just toss it in the wash and go!

Material: Heavy-duty cotton canvas
Fastens with: drawstring cinch ties
Pockets: large main compartment and wide zip front pocket
Measurements: 14 inches x 17.5 inches (35.5cm x 44cm)
Strap: cotton webbing

Optional bag colors: denim blue, pink, yellow, red, smoke grey

Best care: Machine wash separately, tumble dry

Two-Color Drawstring Backpacks

If you've been waiting for backpacks in purple and black (two of our most requested colors), they're here! These new canvas backpacks have a super cool and stylish design - these are the coolest backpacks we've seen in a while. They are really comfortable to wear with wide cotton weave straps (adjustable!) and a cinch drawstring with toggle. They're also big enough to fit a small laptop or several textbooks, or are perfect for hauling your loot around the convention floor.

Material: Heavy-duty cotton canvas
Fastens with: drawstring cinch tie with toggle
Pockets: large main compartment and zip pocket on back
Measurements: 11.5 inches wide by 17.5 inches tall (29cm x 44.5cm)
Strap: cotton webbing

Optional bag colors: black with grey straps, purple with black straps, turquoise with navy straps, red with navy straps, green with brown straps

Best care: Machine wash separately, tumble dry

Messenger Briefcase Bags

These polyester messenger bags mean serious business and can satisfy your hungriest craving for pockets! The adjustable strap with shoulder pad and nickel finish hardware adds style, and the reinforced carrying handle is amazingly durable. A front zippered pocket keeps important things handy, while a key clip and organizer under the flap lets you keep pens and pencils, small electronics, or zip up small items safely into little pockets. The roomy inside expands to 3 inches deep at the bottom and will fit up to a 17" screen laptop.

Material: Heavy polyester
Fastens with: top flap and clasps
Pockets: zippered pocket on flap, back sleeve pocket, multiple inside pockets
Measurements: 16 inches x 13 inches x 3 inches (41cm x 33cm x 8cm)
Strap: polyester adjustable strap and reinforced carrying handle
Strap drop length: 24 inches (61cm)
Optional bag colors: black

Best care: Wipe with damp cloth, do not scrub the printed design

Crossbody Tote Bags

These cotton canvas totes feature an extra-long strap that make them perfect for wearing crossbody style. At 13 inches wide by 16 inches tall, with a roomy open interior, they are large enough for shopping, school binders, or toting around conventions and festivals.

Material: Soft cotton canvas
Fastens with: open style, no fasteners
Pockets: roomy main compartment
Measurements: 13 inches x 16 inches (33cm x 41cm)
Strap: cotton canvas, Strap length is 47 inches (119cm)

Optional bag colors: navy, pink, red, black, natural tan

Best care: Machine wash separately, tumble dry

Canvas Sling Bags

These super-cute oversize tote bags are perfect for shopping in style! ♡ The "hobo bag" style gives them a surprisingly roomy interior, making this bag great as a carryall, beach bag, or even an overnight bag.

Soft canvas makes them super comfortable, and an inside mini pocket prevents you from losing important things.

Material: Heavy-duty canvas cotton cloth
Fastens with: Open style, no fasteners
Pockets: Small inside sewn pocket
Measurements: 14 inches x 16 inches (35.5cm x 41cm)
Strap: cotton canvas, non-adjustable
Strap drop length: 14.5 inches
Optional bag colors: black, deep red, java brown, navy, pink, turquoise blue, grass green, natural tan

Best care: Machine wash separately, tumble dry

Designer Canvas Tote Bags

These canvas tote bags are infused with extra fashionable-ness! They have a distressed finish around the edges, contrast stitching, and direct-dyed colors. The wide, comfortable canvas straps are attached with brass hardware for a stylish look. They're roomy enough to carry plenty of books, electronics, or all your purse essentials, and definitely cool enough to stand out in a crowd.
Pockets: large main compartment and inside hanging pocket
Measurements: 13.5 inches x 14 inches x 3 inches(34cm x 35.5cm x 7.5cm)
Strap: cotton webbing

Optional bag colors: black, deep red, java brown, navy, pink, turquoise blue, grass green, natural tan

Best care: Hand wash

Poly Cinch Bags

These polyester bags have a tough water-resistant exterior and come in purple or black. The mesh lining across the top makes a pretty sweet stylish accent. ♡

The drawstrings let you easily carry over-the-shoulder or backpack-style, and reinforced corners add extra durability. A large zip front pocket covers the whole front and provides a secure sleeve for important stuff separate from the main compartment.

Material: Polyester
Fastens with: drawstring cinch ties
Pockets: large main compartment and wide zip front pocket
Measurements: 14 inches x 17 inches (35.5cm x 43cm)
Strap: polyester cord
Optional bag colors: black, tan, purple, red

Best care: Wipe clean with damp cloth, avoid scrubbing the printed design

Large Zip Tote Bags

The ultimate tote! These polyester bags are extra-large with a water-resistant polyester exterior. The main compartment zips fully closed to keep all your items secure. The strong webbing handles have reinforced sewing for durability and are long enough for easy over-the-shoulder carrying.

Material: Polyester
Fastens with: top zipper
Pockets: large main compartment
Measurements: 18 inches x 16 inches (46cm x 41cm), with a depth of 4 inches that lets the bag easily sit upright on its own
Strap: polyester webbing
Strap drop length: 14 inches (35.5 cm)
Optional bag colors: black, red, pink, kelly green, khaki tan, navy, orange, purple, royal blue, turquoise, white

Best care: Wipe clean with damp cloth, avoid scrubbing the printed design

Laptop / Tablet / iPad Sleeves

These neoprene laptop sleeves will give your computer a little extra padding and a lot more style! The 10.2-inch size is perfect for iPads or other similar-sized tablets, and the 13-inch and 15-inch sizes will keep your laptop or Macbook snug and safe.

Material: neoprene
Fastens with: zipper
Pockets: main compartment
Measurements: available for laptop/tablet sizes 10.2 inch, 13.3 inch, and 15.6 inch
Strap: none
Optional bag colors: black, navy

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