Wax treated cotton canvas & leather construction.
Designed to simplify life on the move from work to the weekend.
IMPROVES WITH AGE
Over time a patina will develop unique to your experiences.
FIT FOR COMFORT
Adjustable shoulder strap & padded leather carry handles.
Referencing back to British travel heritage, we designed the Ashdown Weekender bag using waxed canvas & leather, to create a duffle bag built to last, ensuring utility and functionality in a contemporary travel environment.
The large capacity of the Ashdown is adaptable with compression straps at either side, crafted for flexibility needed across a range of travel needs. This large capacity is supported by the weatherproof heavy duty waxed canvas outer, wax treated leather detailing, padded carry handles, detachable shoulder strap, and a reinforced stitching.
The Ashdown weekender bag has been constructed using our signature high density cotton canvas and genuine cowhide leather detailing, which have both been treated with wax. A process designed to enhance, strengthen and stylise the holdall, but crucially bring the bag a form of weather resistance. First appropriated by Scottish Mariners in the 1500s, waxed canvas has been a historically fundamental fabric for life in the outdoors, so it became a natural fit for our travel bags.
We look for materials that are rugged and durable, but it’s also crucial that they age well. Over time, the waxed cotton will soften and conform to the way in which you use it and a patina will develop. The combination of exposure to the hot sun, driving rain, and the movements of your body, will lighten the color in the creases of the waxed fabric to create your own unique wear patterns. It truly is a thing of beauty.
The cowhide leather detailing is again treated with a wax coating, which enhances the fibres of the leather for a soft touch and an increased durability and moisture resistance. Like the waxed canvas, with use a natural patina will form onto the leather, unique to your piece and the journey in which you travel.
The beauty achieved when combining waxed treated canvas & leather naturally commands a need for a specialist workshop with the experience needed to shape something special. However marrying up the rugged durability of waxed cotton & leather, with the design for comfort and flexibility needed from an everyday carry option, complicates the production process profoundly.
So the task of finding a production partner grew increasingly hard for us. After some time trying to figure out the impossible, we were introduced to a boutique workshop located in mainland China who have the experience required to specialise in crafting high quality bags using these difficult materials, who are able to produce unusually small production runs to support our early days business, and importantly have a full understanding of the value created from maintaining excellent conditions of work. As soon as the mail arrived delivering our first test sample we knew we made the best decision. In fact, with our first sample we had so much confidence in what we had, that later that day we officially launched Oldfield onto the web, and have since never looked back.
– Large capacity with expandable compression hardware
– Weather proof coating for durability in long haul travel
– Dual padded leather carry handles
– Adjustable shoulder strap
– Top entry dual zip opening
– Exterior & interior zip close pocket and pouches
– High density waxed cotton canvas exterior
– Wax treated cowhide leather handles and details
– Rust resistant alloy rivets and hardware
– Soft touch polyester cotton interior