Roots Canada bagsI’m not so much a fashion guy, so clothing doesn’t do much for me, however I’ve always appreciated the company’s rugged outdoors-y bags and totes. My old Roots backpack has been through a lot, and yet it has stood up to the test of time better than anything else I’ve wasted money on. The same goes for my duffel, and the bag my wife uses to cart things to the beach. If you have lots of stuff to lug around, I can give you choices that let you hold your everyday essentials with Roots Canada bags.


Why Buy a Roots Canada Bag?

Sure, Roots has an international rep for clothing. But why? Just because they hang around with world-class athletes? Because their symbol is the mighty Canadian beaver? No, Roots has pretty much earned that reputation through trying to live up to its values of “Quality, integrity, and longevity.” But that’s more than just marketing lip-service. The company has an environmental commitment, which includes using recycled, reclaimed and non-toxic materials in the building of stores; making sustainable products; supporting environmental organizations and related projects.


That’s awesome, but I also want something that’s got great design and comfort, is made from quality materials, and is going to last. Roots Canada bags and totes come through on all accounts (see my above testimonial), and if you’ve ever walked into a Roots Canada store, you know they have a heck of a lot of choices for people who lead a bit more of an athletic lifestyle, but still want to have some real style. I’ve done some research, in case you were on the hunt for a good Roots tote for the summer season, so here are three great bags from the Roots 73 Collection.


The Roots 73 North South Crossbody Bag

The Roots North South 3-compartment cross-body bag is a versatile handbag that’s perfect for your everyday essentials at the beach, around town, or anywhere you’re on the go. The top zipper and magnetic closures keep your belongings secure, while the front and back zippered pockets give you fast access to your most frequently used items. The Wall zipper pocket and open slip pocket help keep your daily essentials organized, and the bag’s Adjustable shoulder strap allows you to customize the perfect fit. Once she sees this article, my wife will totally make me buy her one.


The 73 Roots Weekender Bag

This is a large tote that can hold pretty much everything you’d need – you guessed it – for the weekend away. The East West Weekender bag sports a brushed silver tone hardware, and comes in black or maroon. The main compartment features a two-way top zippered closure, and side slide-lock attachment to keep your items securely inside. It also has a front zippered pocket for the stuff you need to keep handy.


The Roots 73 Business Tote

For those longer trips, I’d totally recommend the Roots 73 Business tote. The bag’s main compartment features a zippered closure to keep your items securely inside, while also offering a padded laptop sleeve with tab and Velcro wall zipper and two slip pockets for secure storage of your laptop and computer accessories. And along with that sweet and stylish Roots interior lining, the tote also offers a variety of pockets that keep your daily essentials organized and close at hand.


Are you a Roots Canada fan? Do you prefer their clothing or do you still carry around a Roots bag of some kind? What is your Roots Canada story? Let me know in the comment section below.

Steven Hill
I am an award-winning writer, freelance journalist and blogger who is a self-confessed geek and tech lover. When not playing the latest video games or salivating over the newest gadgets, I enjoy cooking for my family, mountain biking or snowboarding the deep powder on Whistler Mountain.