A 2023 Buyer's Guide to Choosing the KAVU bag that fits your lifestyle.

Author: Sarah Scott

How to choose the right KAVU bag for you? 

That’s a good question since they have an entire Rope Bag Collection! All our outdoor friends need a great adventure bag. Their bags are made for your everyday errands around town or bigger ones into the great outdoors. They’ve got a few bags to pick from so we’ll break down each one and you can decide which fits your lifestyle best. 

Here’s a few key points that’ll help you decide which bag is best for you: 

  1. Decide your material: Cotton, polyester, nylon or a combination 
  2. Style of the bag- Original, mini, or Paxton
  3. What are your KAVU days like? Park days? Lake days? In and out hikes? 
  4. Pick your favorite design!
  5. Go on a new adventure!

KAVU Rope Bag

BESTSELLER! It’s the classic 15-year-old KAVU Rope bag, a go-to outdoor choice! 

It’s made from cotton with an over-the-shoulder sling with an adjustable strap made for your right side. You can adjust it to have it as tight or loose as you want. There’s a buckle on this strap too in case you want to just strap it to something else like a tree branch so it doesn’t get muddy. There are two large vertical compartments for storing your essentials like water, wallet, and snacks. The larger section has a zipper pocket on the inside. Nice for your essentials to keep close by but out of sight. 

The bag has 2 vertical phone-size pockets on the outside (one is velcro and the other zips). Perfect for your most handy items: headphones, mints, keys, phone, lighter, or… bear spray. We don’t know what type of adventure you’re going on?! Also, the back of the bag is padded with KAVU embroidered on it. Feels good on your long adventures not to have something digging into your back. It comes in a good selection of colors and patterns so you can find one you love. 

Dimensions 20 x 11 x 5 inches

Price: From $55 

KAVU Rope Sling: 

The Rope Bags Twin! The KAVU Rope Sling bag is another BESTSELLER! 

The only difference between the Rope Bag and the Rope Sling bag is that the Sling is made of polyester and not cotton. It’s better if you have a lot of KAVU days around water since it’s water-resistant. The body and design of the bag are the same. The only difference is this one is polyester and the Rope Bag is cotton. 

Price: $55

KAVU Mini Rope Bag: 

Here’s a great video to go over the differences between the KAVU Rope Bag and KAVU Mini Rope Bag! https://kavu.com/collections/rope-bag-line/products/mini-rope-bag

It really just comes down to the size! How large are your necessities? That’ll help you decide which one would be better for you. This bag really is 1/3 of the size of the Original Rope Bag. The front pockets for your phone and other stuff are the same size.

If you’re worried about everything being too crammed, go with the Original Rope Bag for that extra wiggle room. 

Dimensions 16 x 9 x 4 inches

Price: From $50 

KAVU Mini Rope Sling: 

The Rope Sling and Mini Rope Sling are the same, the only difference is the size once again. 

Price: From $50

KAVU Paxton Pack: 

BESTSELLER ALERT! The Paxton Pack really packs a punch when it comes to space. This video opens up the bag and shows the size of the pockets. Check it out! https://kavu.com/collections/rope-bag-line/products/paxton-pack

It’s water-resistant and comes in a retro color-blocking style! So cool! There’s a mesh outside pocket too, which is great for your water. 

The adjustable rope strap design is made for your right-hand shoulder. The bag’s teardrop shape is made of one large compartment with a zip pocket on the front. The large compartment gives you space for something larger you may need to bring like shoes/clothes or a first aid kit.

No wonder it’s a top seller too. Get that classic black or express your colorful side with their fun patterns and colors. 

Dimensions 19 x 11 x 5.5 inches

Price: From $55

KAVU Rope Sack

If you like the Rope Bag and Rope Sling, then you are sure to like the Rope Sack too. This one is made up of 100% Nylon Taslan. It’s considered one of the best outdoor materials because it’s quick-dry and super water-resistant. Super durable too! If you’re rougher with your stuff, this is the right one for you! 

Dimensions: 20 x 11 x 3inches

Price: From $65

KAVU Interwoven Rope Bag: 

If our classic KAVU Rope Bag got together with our KAVU Rope Sling bag, the Interwoven Rope Bag would be the baby. Half cotton and half polyester, it’ll be your go-to bag for the park. It might match your outdoor blanket too!

This bag is stylish and perfect if you love color and want a beach-vibe bag. If you love the Baja Hoodie style, this bag is for you.

Perfect for your chill day strolling through the park or riding your bike through town. 

The body is the same as the KAVU Rope Sling bag. 

Dimensions 20 x 11 x 3 inches

Price: From $85

KAVU Remix Rope Bag: 

Like the Interwoven Rope Bag, the KAVU Remix Rope Bag is also made up of polyester and cotton. The body is similar to the classic KAVU, but this one’s got an extra zipper pocket on the back of the bag. Plus a little KAVU peek-a-boo pattern on the front velcro closure. 

We love the bold colors of this bag!!!

Dimensions 16 x 9 x 4 inches

Price: From $70