Harlington Backpack in Sandstone


The Harlington Cross Compression Strap Backpack is a traditionally inspired roll top bag crafted for the adaptability needed in a modern daily carry.

Our signature heavyweight waxed canvas and genuine leather construction is durable, weatherproof, and designed to age beautifully with patina. The roll top build secures a laptop sleeve and pockets on the inside and out, and is set with cross compression straps, soft padded back panel and shoulder straps for comfort and functional simplicity on the move.

Colour: Sandstone Brown
Also Available in Slate Grey
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The Harlington Backpack

Explore town, city & country with the Harlington shaped with a refined yet rugged character. A solution for contemporary travel pieced together with design elements of early exploration. The roll top design stows away essentials protected inside the weather resistant outer, while enjoying the benefits of a quick and easy to use bag for daily carry.

–  Water resistant waxed cotton construction
–  Protected 15″ laptop sleeve
–  Roll top design for quick and secure access
–  Cross compression straps
–  Exterior quick access zip pockets for valuables
–  Ergonomic straps for every day comfort
–  Soft cushioned back panel

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

–  Densely woven waxed cotton canvas outer
–  Wax treated cowhide leather straps and details
–  Rust resistant alloy rivets and hardware
–  Soft touch polyester cotton interior

Colour: Sandstone Brown
Also Available in Slate Grey
Capacity: 18 litres
Dimensions: 48 x 38 x 10 cm
Weight: 1.3kg


Wax treated cotton canvas & leather construction.


Designed to simplify life on the move from work to the weekend.


Through time a patina develops unique to your experiences.


Ergonomically designed shoulder straps & back panel.

The Harlington 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.