Koolertron’s canvas cross-body bag is a compact bag ideal for carrying a number of essentials on a regular basis. It is lightweight, made from a durable, understated lined fabric with zipped pockets and an adjustable shoulder strap. It has a generous central pocket – big enough to fit a few items including a small water bottle – that also has a small internal zip pocket. The second pocket is a smaller zip pocket that comfortably fits a wallet. The third pocket is tall and slim with a popper fastening and fits both my Kindle and phone.

The zippers are the weakest point in the design, but although not top quality, mine has lasted 6+ months and haven’t shown any signs of wear. The cotton canvas is durable and the stitching is neat and tidy. The strap isn’t padded, but as it is wide and adjustable on a bag that is small and light, it fits fairly comfortably on the shoulder or cross-body.

I gravitate towards small bags that are large enough to fit my essentials as well as a water bottle and a Kindle. I’m always looking for small bags. A small bag with multiple compartments and adjustable shoulder strap. A lightweight bag that looks unassuming. Most importantly, a bag I can hand off to my husband without him giving me that look of horror as he starts humming “Alone at Home”* by Jonathan Coulton. This is that bag. It’s such a pity it isn’t waterproof or particularly eco-friendly.

It is certainly a good quality bag with an attractively low price tag that’ll last a while, making it a great budget choice purchase.

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Retailer: Amazon +

Price: ± RRP £15

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Specification

Product dimensions: 17.5 x 10 x 21 cm
Capacity: Small-medium
Item Weight: < 300 g
Colour: Black, Coffee, Green, Grey and Khaki
Materials: cotton canvas, PU-leather
Release date: 2014
Made in China

About Koolerton

Koolerton was established in 2009 in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen China. It is owned by Shenzhen Kuletong Technology Co. Limited and specializes in car electronics, electronic accessories and a small range of luggage, including camera and messenger bags.

 The review is based on the Koolerton Canvas bag (small). This article was first published on 22 July 2016 and last updated on 30 January 2018.