Halstead Tote in Sandstone

£75.00

The Halstead Tote Bag, crafted from our waxed cotton canvas for the strength and durability, finished with soft leather detailing and elegantly organised pockets and pouches to complete an subtly finished every day carry option. Crafted for those who are looking for something with a considered design aesthetic, which is functional and durable.

Colour: Sandstone Brown
Dimensions: 35 x 30 x 12 cm
Capacity: 12.5 litres

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Waxed Cotton Canvas and Leather Tote Bag - Rugged Weatherproof Shoulder Hand Bag Tote - The Halstead Tote in Sandstone Brown by Oldfield

The Halstead Tote


The Halstead is a tote for both elegance and functionality completed by an understated design. An oversized tote can often swamp smaller frames, so we built this more compact tote and added all the organisation you would need to keep things simple. While being organised, we made sure to keep the exterior of the bag wax treated to ensure a resistance to the elements and harsh weather we are all too often exposed to on the daily. 

Waxed Cotton Canvas and Leather Tote Bag - Rugged Weatherproof Shoulder Hand Bag Tote - The Halstead Tote in Sandstone Brown by Oldfield
BUILT TO LAST

Travel with confidence with a backpack built to take on the unpredictability of daily travel through town, city & country.

The Halstead is crafted with a densely woven waxed cotton. A time tested material developed to be strong, durable, and weather resistant.

Waxed Cotton Canvas and Leather Tote Bag - Rugged Weatherproof Shoulder Hand Bag Tote - The Halstead Tote in Sandstone Brown by Oldfield
DETAILED COMFORT

A tote bag designed to compliment your lifestyle, with carefully organised options, and soft handle cotton lined leather handles, sized to easily fit underneath jackets prepared for those colder days.

Waxed Cotton Canvas and Leather Tote Bag - Rugged Weatherproof Shoulder Hand Bag Tote - The Halstead Tote in Sandstone Brown by Oldfield
ELEVATED SAFETY

A group of low profile pockets and pouches have been raised to the top of the bag, keeping your phone, car keys, snacks and other essentials safe.

The separation keeps everything at hand for quick access, while also away from getting squashed underneath anything else you might choose to carry.

Waxed Cotton Canvas and Leather Tote Bag - Rugged Weatherproof Shoulder Hand Bag Tote - The Halstead Tote in Sandstone Brown by Oldfield
ORGANISATION REFINED

The Halstead is fitted with pockets and pouches for all your valuables, devices, and bottle pockets at either side.

Organise your day with simplicity, inside a wide open access at the top of the bag to let you see and reach everything inside without the hassle of rummaging.

Waxed Cotton Canvas and Leather Tote Bag - Rugged Weatherproof Shoulder Hand Bag Tote - The Halstead Tote in Sandstone Brown by Oldfield

WAXED COTTON CANVAS

The Halstead has been built with our signature cotton canvas, that has been densely woven and wax treated, along with genuine cowhide leather detailing. A process designed to enhance, strengthen and stylise the pack, but crucially bring the bag a resistance to moisture.

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 bags.

Waxed Cotton Canvas and Leather Tote Bag - Rugged Weatherproof Shoulder Hand Bag Tote - The Halstead Tote in Sandstone Brown by Oldfield

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

–  Weather resistant waxed cotton canvas outer for safe travel
–  Wax treated genuine leather detailing
–  Magnetic button close point top entry
–  Interior zip close pockets & pouches for safe valuables
–  Ergonomic cotton lined straps for every day comfort

Each element is made with durable materials that are built to last with functionality at the core.

–  High density waxed cotton canvas outer
–  Wax treated cowhide leather straps and detailing
–  Soft touch cotton lined double carry handles
–  Rust resistant alloy rivets and hardware

Colour: Sandstone Brown
Capacity: 12.5 litres
Dimensions: 35 x 30 x 12 cm
Shoulder Strap Drop: 25 cm
Weight: 0.65kg

The Halstead has been constructed using our signature densely woven cotton canvas and genuine cowhide leather detailing, which have both been given a wax treatment. A process designed to enhance, strengthen and stylise the pack, but crucially bring the bag a resistance to moisture. 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 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.