Sweetbriar Vintage Canvas Bag Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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Messenger bags are becoming a more stylish way to move around with all your essential items, and with bags that fit all types of budgets, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get yourself one as well. Some of the best bags available on the market are messenger bags. The Sweetbriar classic messenger bag would be a good place to start if you don’t have too much money to spend and have a lot of stuff to carry around. The bag is made out of cotton canvas which makes it quite durable, and comes with a padded shoulder strap that doesn’t put too much strain on your shoulder. The bag has a big front flap that covers the main compartment, and side pockets on both sides for quick access and storage. Is it worthy of being listed among the best messenger bags for men? Let’s find out.

Why We Like It – Sweetbriar Vintage Canvas Bag

If a simple design and a lot of room is what you’re looking for in a messenger bag, then the Sweetbriar Classic Messenger bag is the one for you. However, if you are interested in a popular messenger bag that is suitable for a wide range of professionals, you should definitely read our Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag Review. The Sweetbriar Classic Messenger bag has a main compartment that’s large enough to fit a 15-inch laptop, and even with that, you’ll still be left with a lot of space to fill in other stuff. This stylish bag will go well with these 9 gadgets to make your hotel room into a penthouse suite.

  • Roomy main compartment
  • Dual side pockets
  • Padded shoulder strap
  • Limited padding in main compartment


This is a bag that won’t mind being mishandled, and will still come out looking good after everything you’ll put it through ( just like a good quality gym bag like the Puma Womens Evercat Dispatch Duffel) thanks to its cotton canvas material.  The vintage canvas bag is also not completely waterproof, but it won’t let water seep through to your stuff in case you’re caught up in the rain. Inside, there’s just about enough space to fit up to a 15-inch laptop, and a lot more space for your books & folders. There are also two front pockets under its front flap that you can use to slot in your stationery, and two side pockets for your water bottle or flask. The canvas bag is also light at 1.2 pounds, but doesn’t really have as much carrying capacity as the Gearonic VIntage Canvas Messenger Bag.


The Sweetbriar canvas messenger bag is available in about 7 colors, though you won’t get any bright color choices if that’s what you’d prefer. The bag also bears a Velcro closure, but there’s not enough padding on the inside so you might have to include some folders, books or an item of clothing in the main compartment so that your laptop stays in place. The canvas shoulder bag measures 17.5 x 12 x 5 inches, and has an interior zipped pouch on the inside that you can use to carry small items like your pens or your wallet. It’s not as portable as the Leaper Retro Sling Bag, but it’s still a great choice for a crossbody bag.


Upon purchase of this canvas messenger bag, you get a 1 year limited warranty in case your order arrives with any defects. Of course there’s no expectation that the bag will arrive in any altered form, but the warranty is just there to give you peace of mind. Also, the bag is unisex just like the Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag, and has metal accents in place of leather. As far as being the best messenger bag goes, we believe it has everything you’ll need. At its very fair price, it remains one of the best messenger bags you can find in the market.

Sweetbriar Vintage Canvas Bag Wrap Up

The Sweetbriar Vintage Canvas Bag is for those who don’t care as much about style as they do functionality. The messenger bag is not the best looking one out there, but it’ll fit all your essentials and won’t hurt your wallet.

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