anhaicabagworks

Hand-waxed Canvas Bicycle Bags and Backpacks

1581 Sales

anhaicabagworks

Hand-waxed Canvas Bicycle Bags and Backpacks

1581 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(298)

Shop owner

Marina

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Announcement   Welcome to Anhaica Bag Works.
Custom and ready made bicycle bags and backpacks from Tallahassee Florida, made with hand waxed canvas from locally sourced beeswax.

FAQ

-Are the bags waterproof?

Down here our average rainfall is 20" over the national average and you haven't really seen rain in you haven’t been in a southern thunderstorm, so I know the importance of keeping your stuff dry. That being said, my designs vary in waterproofness. Bags lined with vinyl and that have a roll top will keep you high and dry while single layer waxed canvas or bags with flap closures might let in a little dampness or leak.

-How do I care for my bag?

Don't wash it! A simple swipe with a damp rag or a soft bristle brush should be the most cleaning your bag needs. The natural patina process of waxed canvas is beautiful, embrace it! For the lining inside you can use a mild detergent or vinegar to help clean up any spills or messes.

Re-waxing a bag is a simple process and requires a waxing bar, a heat source like a blow dryer or heat gun and elbow grease. Simply rub the bar into the area of the bag you wish to re-wax creating a thin layer of visible residue on the top of the fabric, then apply low heat to the area until you see the wax absorb into the fabric, repeat as necessary. Apply heat carefully around thread and webbing, these materials are synthetic and can melt under high temperatures.

You can purchase care products for your bag from us at anhaicabagworks.com/bagcare

- Can I make a return?

I will refund purchases after the item is returned to me for any reason except in the case of custom orders. I will issue a full refund after the item is shipped back to me and within 7 days of the buyer receiving the item, it must be in the original shape and not show wear. I only refund shipping cost if the item is returned for seller error.
Do you have a repair policy?

I guarantee my work and if there is any problem with construction you can send the bag back to me within the first 3 months and I will refund your shipping, fix the problem and return the bag to you. After 3 months, I will not reimburse the shipping but will fix any problem and send the bag back to you.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 29, 2017

Welcome to Anhaica Bag Works.
Custom and ready made bicycle bags and backpacks from Tallahassee Florida, made with hand waxed canvas from locally sourced beeswax.

FAQ

-Are the bags waterproof?

Down here our average rainfall is 20" over the national average and you haven't really seen rain in you haven’t been in a southern thunderstorm, so I know the importance of keeping your stuff dry. That being said, my designs vary in waterproofness. Bags lined with vinyl and that have a roll top will keep you high and dry while single layer waxed canvas or bags with flap closures might let in a little dampness or leak.

-How do I care for my bag?

Don't wash it! A simple swipe with a damp rag or a soft bristle brush should be the most cleaning your bag needs. The natural patina process of waxed canvas is beautiful, embrace it! For the lining inside you can use a mild detergent or vinegar to help clean up any spills or messes.

Re-waxing a bag is a simple process and requires a waxing bar, a heat source like a blow dryer or heat gun and elbow grease. Simply rub the bar into the area of the bag you wish to re-wax creating a thin layer of visible residue on the top of the fabric, then apply low heat to the area until you see the wax absorb into the fabric, repeat as necessary. Apply heat carefully around thread and webbing, these materials are synthetic and can melt under high temperatures.

You can purchase care products for your bag from us at anhaicabagworks.com/bagcare

- Can I make a return?

I will refund purchases after the item is returned to me for any reason except in the case of custom orders. I will issue a full refund after the item is shipped back to me and within 7 days of the buyer receiving the item, it must be in the original shape and not show wear. I only refund shipping cost if the item is returned for seller error.
Do you have a repair policy?

I guarantee my work and if there is any problem with construction you can send the bag back to me within the first 3 months and I will refund your shipping, fix the problem and return the bag to you. After 3 months, I will not reimburse the shipping but will fix any problem and send the bag back to you.

Marina

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Marina

The mini, green small waxed canvas backpack
$165.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(298)
Kirsten Lee

Kirsten Lee on Apr 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This bag came faster than estimated! More importantly it's large enough to carry my lunch, laptop, and gym stuff on my bike ride to work and it's comfortable to wear. I love the smell of the wax used on it. Highly recommend! My new favorite bag <3

hawesmd

hawesmd on Mar 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love the quality of the bag. Only addition I would make is there is no carry handle for your hand as well. I use my bag daily and it is both study and stylish. Thanks guys!

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Just listed a handful of fleece lined waxed canvas zippered bags, perfect for carrying electronics!

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Light brown tablet sleeve
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Working on some custom orders today. A set of Highlands panniers in a custom color set, did you know you can easily get a color change by purchasing a made to order listing and adding on the color change listing?

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About

Anhaica

Designing and making bags for bikes lets me merge two of my passions into one idea. Nothing makes me feel more awesome then when I come up with a new way to make a bike more useful.

I started waxing my own canvas when I realized that I wanted to make waterproof bags and I was not happy with any of the materials commercially available to me. So I found a local honey producer who could meet my beeswax demands and started experimenting. My canvas still smells like honey since it has never been chemically deodorized. The process is long, hot and can be boring but I wouldn't trade having my own hand waxed canvas for anything.

Our community is a constant source of support and inspiration. Marina spends one day a week volunteering at Bread and Roses Food Coop a 100% volunteer run non-profit grocery store . The belief that community is invaluable is a guiding force behind Anhaica.

You can find out more about Anhaica Bag Works and about me by following on
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facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anhaica-Bag-Works
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or visting my website anhaicabagworks.com

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  • Marina Mertz

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    With a passion for bicycles guiding my design work, I create bags that are functional and beautiful.

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