Canvas Clipper

From £475

The quintessential satchel, the Clipper is one of our longest-established and best selling bags. It’s not often a bag can claim to be all things to all people, but we think the Clipper comes pretty close. Stylish, durable and capacious, the Clipper’s a customer favourite and it’s easy to see why. Briefcase, holdall, handbag, flight bag…the Clipper’s whatever you want it to be. We’ve now added a smaller size to suit those carrying smaller loads (it’s perfect for a 13″ laptop) and upgraded the interior to make it even more useful.

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Key Features

Small: 38 x 25 x 13cm (15″ x 9.75″ x 5.25”) approx. 1.1 kg
(Olive/Tan is a little lighter than Safari/Aztec)
Padded laptop pocket, fits a 13” laptop

Large: 42 x 28 x 15cm (17″ x 11″ x 6”) approx. 1.3 kg
(Olive/Tan is a little lighter than Safari/Aztec)
Padded laptop pocket, fits a 15” laptop

Single large main compartment
2 half-width front pockets
2 full-width slip pockets: one on the rear, one inside
Fully lined with signature Tusting jacquard
Quick-release collar stud closures
Detachable shoulder strap


Clipper’s Story

The Clipper is based on a fishing-bag inspired style from our very first collection. A chance conversation with a customer in the USA led to the addition of a top handle, turning this from a country sports bag into a relaxed and charming briefcase.

This small and unexpected change gave us the bag that has become synonymous with TUSTING, and a style much copied by other brands since. We named it after the Clipper flying boats: the first aircraft to make passenger travel across the Atlantic possible, and in which Jack Tusting – from our family’s third generation – travelled on his selling missions to America.

The Materials

Our strong sail canvas is dyed and finished to our exact specifications in Scotland. It is thick and robust whilst still being soft and pliable, it is protected with a stain repellant finish and, is, in short, just the perfect partner to our wonderful leathers.

Aztec Crazyhorse
Our distinctive Aztec Crazyhorse leather is the perfect partner to our Safari canvas, whose earthy tones are matched by the already-broken-in look of the Aztec leather. Hot-stuffed with oils during the tanning process, this distressed appearance leather has a lived-in look from the get-go.

Tan Atlantic
In partnering our classically colourful Olive canvas, the smooth gloss and classic tones of our Tan Atlantic leather lends a slightly dressier look to the canvas Clipper.

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The Clipper Satchel – A True Classic

“Everything they say about it seems to be an understatement. Well worth the investment, and it will be my forever bag.”

Read more about what makes The Clipper such a customer favourite and gain some in-depth knowledge about the bag, including one of the key features of the Clipper’s design – the collar-stud closures on the front tabs.

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Bespoke & Personalisation

All Tusting bags are hand-crafted in our Lavendon workshop. By special order, we can make your bag even more unique by personalising it, or we can create a bespoke colourway from our set of leathers. So whether it is a personalised message inside the bag, embossed initials or a special colour combination, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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