Buffalo Jackson Dakota Waxed Canvas Weekend Bag Review -$384.95

 

Sometimes it’s hard to differentiate a duffel from a weekend bag. In terms of size, they’re practically no different. However, I prefer weekenders as they offer a touch more sophistication. The Buffalo Jackson Dakota Waxed Canvas Weekend Bag is a quintessential carry all and in this review we will break down on how this one bag can eliminate 3-4 bags out of your closet. 

Construction

Buffalo Jackson’s entire lineup has a gift for distilling the very essence of adventure and imbuing into their bags. The heavy 15oz waxed canvas provides a measure of water resistance and excellent durability. We see top grain vegetable tanned leather accents as well as a large swatch on the bottom of the bag. 

Copper rivets add extra reinforcement at high stress areas and nylon thread is utilized for all stitching. This is a rather heavy bag weighing in at 5.5lbs – measurements are 18″ x 11.5″ x 12″

 Function 

If you’re willing to consolidate, the Dakota can likely cover the duties of a backpack, gym bag and light travel carry on. I found the size a happy medium in terms of carry abilities. I can fit it into a locker at the gym as well as the overhead storage on a plane. If you’re stuck on a bus or train, lap carrying it won’t feel like babysitting am emotionally needy Saint Bernard either. 

There are plenty of organizational compartments on this bag, however I really would have liked to have seen  a zipper interior compartment as things will easily fall out of the slotted pouch if your bag gets jostled. Thanks to the waxed canvas, brief jaunts in inclement weather won’t impact your cargo and the adjustable shoulder strap is very cush on the shoulder.

Aesthetic

As we mentioned earlier, all of Buffalo Jackson’s gear exudes a rugged vibe. The Dakota’s balanced mix of canvas and leather make for a bag that can handle the office as much as a trip to the mountains. 

The natural earth tones do a great job at handling life’s spills, mishaps and misadventures. And unlike nylon, the waxed canvas and leather will age beautifully, just like you handsome devils. Be prepared for compliments, envious looks and prying eyes.

Conclusion 

Just like an old friend, the Buffalo Jackson Dakota Waxed Canvas Weekend Bag will be there when you need it. And much like a bad friend, it will cost you a bit of cash – but given the bombproof construction, you’ll likely pass it on to your kids. A great jack of all trades carry option, we believe it’s big enough to handle a weekend away and small enough to accompany you on your daily errands.

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