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5-Star Buys: The Ultimate Convertible Backpack

by Katie Hawley

Jun 18, 2019

Meet our new go-to bag—perfect for work, school, and all your everyday essentials—and learn why we’re not the only ones obsessed.

Woman wearing convertible vegan leather backpack from Canopy Verde in olive green and espresso.
Photo by: Canopy Verde

In our 5-Star Buys series we spotlight popular Etsy items that recently struck a chord with shoppers—and let their rave reviews do the talking.

Every now and then (and delightfully more frequently on Etsy), you come across an item so extraordinary it stops you in your tracks—a piece so thoughtfully designed and carefully constructed you feel certain it came into the world just for you. Canopy Verde’s convertible two-tone backpack, made from GOTS-certified organic cotton and supple PVC-free vegan leather in five stylish colorways, is one of those truly remarkable finds. With its just-right size (big enough for an impromptu overnight stay, yet small enough for all your daily office essentials), versatile adjustable straps, and strategically placed pockets, this timeless, transformable tote is a bestseller for a reason. But you don’t need to take our word for it—just ask these three super-satisfied customers:


“This is such a beautiful and functional bag! The zippers are really good quality and the hooks on the straps of the backpack swivel, so they never get tangled. The length of the bag is perfect for my laptop and there’s still room to fit all the usual belongings. I’ve had this bag for a few months and use it three to four times a week. The handles are holding up so well, even with heavy contents, that I know it’ll last for years to come.” — IH

“I absolutely love this bag—it's exactly what I needed in a convertible backpack for commuting to work. There’s plenty of room for my stuff (and lots of pockets), but it doesn't feel too big to carry. The backpack straps are a nice thickness for my shoulders and it's great how you can tuck them into a pocket if you just want to use it as a shoulder bag. The whole thing feels very well made and like it will last a long time. I’ve already received several compliments from my coworkers.” — AT

“I ordered this bag for an international trip I was taking. I’ve been using it for almost three weeks now and I am extremely impressed—this is the most well-made bag I’ve seen. It’s tough and durable and the seams are impeccable, including at stress points. I’ve had this thing jam-packed from the US through the bush in Masai Mara, Kenya, and back to Nairobi, and there’s not a sign of wear or tear yet. It still looks great! It’s so nice to see a well-made product such as this these days. Keep up the great work!” — DM

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Katie Hawley

Katie Hawley is a senior editor at Etsy. She's also an aspiring weaver, a perpetual snacker, and head-over-heels obsessed with her dog.