William Ross Weatherproof Travel Bag

Olive Green with Tobacco
Charcoal Gray with Galloper Black
Charcoal Gray with Dark Coffee
Olive Green with Dark Coffee

"More of us than ever are finding ways to balance work, life and the pursuit of it all in a way that seems healthy and sustainable. William Ross is making bags for this type of traveler, myself included, and I’m okay ditching a few bags in its wake."
Dustin Christensen | Founder of Territory Supply

Call it a travel bag or a messenger bag. From laptops to your basic necessities, this lightweight, weatherproof bag will prove invaluable. Whether you carry your bag on your next action planned vacation or to the nearest coffee shop, WR travel bag will surely leave an impression.


Fits perfect under the airplane seat so you’ll have plenty of room for your feet, but don’t leave this bag in your room. This weatherproof lightweight bag was designed to carry with you all day so you’ll be ready for anything. Small enough that it’s not heavy and cumbersome, large enough to keep your hands free all day - throw your sweater, raincoat, wallet, water bottle, and go and still have two hands free for your all-day adventure. Just enough zipper pockets to keep your things organized, but not left searching all day. I like a bag that stands up on its own for loading yet molds to you while carrying. Like your favorite pair of jeans, your double enforced waxed canvas bag will mold to your body- strong, durable, pliable and water resistant.


Premium Features on our Weatherproof Travel Bag

  • Free Domestic Shipping
  • Dimensions: 14"W x 10"H x 4.5"D
  • Water resistant 24 oz twill woven waxed canvas from Bridgeton, New Jersey, USA
  • Full-grain, American bridle leather- tough and durable - best you can buy
  • Zipper is high quality brass with a polished galvanized finish for a smooth opening and closing
  • Shoulder strap is full-grain leather and long enough to fit a broad range of sizes
  • Front pocket has a zipper closure with a leather flap held down by a pin closure
  • Two back pockets have hidden zippers to hold your passport while waiting in line at the airport. No more holding your passport for two hours while carrying a back pack on your back.
  • Fits under an airplane seat sideways while still allowing room for your feet.
  • Inside pocket holds Apples 15-inch MacBook Pro. I located the laptop pocket on the inside of the front panel, so your laptop won’t hit your hip while walking.
  • Just the right size to carry around all day, holds your sweater, wallet, and bottle water for daily use or big enough to pack for the weekend
  • The bottom is double reinforced for durability
  • Inside seams are lined in full-grain leather
  • The top has a grab and go handle made of full-grain leather
  • Rain flaps were added for extra protection
  • Designed for all day travel-no leaving this bag in the room

The William Ross Design Process


Our Leather

The leather is full-grain leather - the best you can get. Full-grain leather come from the top layer of the hide. It includes all the grain with it - hence the name full-grain leather. This type of leather retains the inherent toughness, as well as the imperfections because there are no surface alternations or splitting. It is the highest quality leather, thus the most expensive. It absorbs body oils and develops a patina over time- a characteristic that attributes to its popularity.

Our Belief

No synthetic materials are used in the production of our bags. At WR, we believe in quality over quantity. Shop sustainable and say no to fast throw-away fashion that only adds to our already overflowing landfills. All of our products are environmentally-friendly, and with the right care, will last you a lifetime. Natural materials, inspired by nature.

Our Waxed Canvas

A rugged natural fabric that unlike most synthetics, will look better with time. Waxed canvas develops a patina with age, each mark a reminder of your journey. Waxed canvas radiates rugged sophistication and the natural fabric looks better with wear and time. Unlike industrial materials, waxed canvas will become part of your timeless journey; stories to be passed down and adventures embedded in the natural patina of the material. Know it, feel it, and live the difference.


Verified Customer Reviews

"The Look of Elegance"
Ken and I take our William Ross Travel Bag with us whenever we drive more than 30 miles from home. It carries all the essentials for the day, including a file folder or two, plus numerous Ziploc's of "just-in-case" items. We love the rich feel of the materials and the understated look of elegance. In the olive and tobacco, it looks great on either one of us. You have a wonderful product, and I'm sure your grandparents would have been honored and proud.
- Phyllis M.

"Travel Bag Surprise"
I told my husband I wanted one of these for Christmas and to surprise me with the color-I couldn’t decide. He bought the Olive green and Tobacco-great choice! Outstanding quality! We both have shared this bag and are so impressed with the quality and functionality of the bag. I like the interior laptop sleeve. It holds my 12-inch laptop and the design is right on. The laptop sleeve is located on the inside of the front panel, which eliminates the bag hitting my hip while walking. My husband likes the outside front closure pocket, because it’s easy access unlike his previous bag. I’m short and he’s tall, but this bag looks great on both of us. Great design, quality, and functionality. I know what I’m getting my husband for his birthday-his own bag! We love this bag and we would recommend!
- Tina F.

"Just a Great Bag"
This bag is very well made. Heavy duty strap and great design. I’m a fan of full-grain leather, the smell is amazing and this bag is a beauty. I purchased the charcoal and tobacco leather. I like the wax canvas and am familiar with this fabric. The necessary rain flap can get in the way at times if you need to zip in a hurry, but I think it is a very much needed element. The quality of the zipper along with the leather and material make this bag a luxury. I would recommend this bag and look forward to more purchases from this company.
- Ryan D.

"5-Stars, Perfect Travel Bag!"
We took a short trip to Florida to escape the cold winter we were having. This bag was the perfect bag to take. Like the description said it fit perfectly under the airplane seat sideways and still allowed me to have room for my feet. I used to always stuff a bag under the seat-usually a backpack and pull it out. I carried the bag every day-even with very little items inside. I can’t believe how this bag brings together hand- crafted ruggedness and elegance. I liked the hands- free cross over strap. The leather strap is amazing! This bag will last forever! Highly recommend!
- Darcie S.

"Outstanding Work Bag"
I spent quite a bit of time comparing bags (function, style, quality) before committing to the purchase of this bag. Being a mom, female chemist, and head of the lab department, I find that this ever day work bag is just what I needed. I carry my Apple iPad, file folder, wallet, notes, bag of personal items, lotion, gum, sanitizing wipes, day mail, pens, earbuds, work phone, and believe it or not my thermos coffee has room to stand up in the bag along with my sweater. I needed a bag that stood up and packed well. The strap had to be a heavy duty and this bag delivers! Clever design, sturdy seams, high-degree of functionality, high quality leather and canvas material. I can’t say enough about this bag, it clearly shows that it was designed by someone who actually use their products. Yes, I recommend this product.
- Jennifer H.