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.


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.