Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gift Wishlist #3 - Mills Canvas Bags


Wm. J. Mills & Co. have quietly been making top quality canvas goods since the late 19th century. Based in Greenport, New York, they started out as sailmakers first and foremost. Today, sails comprise but a small portion of their business. What they make primarily now, is great items out of Whaler Canvas.





I have a small travel duffel in the red above; well, it's burgundy, to be specific. Made of their Sunmbrella marine canvas, it's a great useful bag for long weekend trips, or trips to gym, or...whatever. Pick one up and support a company that has 120 years of practice in making excellent gear.

3 comments:

Marc said...

Are they waterproof?

Jake Fourthreeone said...

No, although it would be easy to wax the canvas make them so.

George said...

I am sorry I missed this post, but the canvas material used is water resistant, not waterproof. Waterproof is not possible with a woven fabric. The bags are made from 100% cotton canvas. Therefore, water resistant and machine washable.