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Sailor Ditty Bag - SHIPCANVAS

with storm flap + cargo pocket

A/O Sailor Ditty Bag



The A/O Sailor is a traditional seabag built from 15oz. canvas duck with oil-tanned leather and solid brass grommets. It features a vintage New England rope lanyard with a solid copper slider, which is fully adjustable and enables the bag to be carried in 5 positions:

  • Simple shoulder bag
  • Crossbody / Messenger
  • Backpack
  • Duffel Bag
  • Upright Tote or Tool Bucket

The interior has a full-size storm flap which prevents rain, fog and heavy sea spray from entering the bag. The storm flap also incorporates a cargo pocket for organizing smaller, 'quick reach' items (phone, wallet, passport, GPS, etc).

There's an external utility loop for attaching keys, flashlight or rigging knife, and each bag includes a marine snapshackle key FOB that can be snapped onto the bag or used separately.



Size 00: 8" diameter x 12" tall      603 cubic in./ 2.6 gal (US)
Size 1:  10" diameter x 16" tall   1257 cubic in./ 5.4 gal (US)
Size 2:  12" diameter x 20" tall   2262 cubic in./ 9.8 gal (US)   [add $20]

Also available as a Full Set, a matching trio of seabags so you'll always have the right size for your next adventure! Includes all 3 Bags/ one of each size... (special price by the set... select option from dropdown menu above)



  • Water repellent 15oz canvas duck construction
  • Double layer bottom (30oz)
  • Traditional hand-tied stitching with #138 sailmakers thread
  • Oil-tanned leather reinforcements
  • Fully adjustable, 12' New England rope lanyard, rated at 2000#
  • Solid copper slider to keep bag securely closed
  • Marine-grade solid brass spur grommets
  • Interior storm flap with cargo pocket
  • Utility loop for keys, flashlight, rigging knife, etc
  • Heat-branded leather badge + embossed Serial Number
  • Hand-built by Morris & Barth (USA)
  • Includes signed Builder's Certificate
  • 25-Year Warranty on stitching, ropework + hardware



Beautifully packaged for gift giving or presentation. Includes tags, signed Builder's Certificate, embossed Serial Number, Warranty Card, plus Care & Instructions Sheet. Also includes Snapshackle Key FOB (as pictured).

 > customer reviews (opens in a new tab)

 "Ahoy Ed, The sea bag came this a.m. It is the top of the line... nobody comes close to making anything like it. You can see it was built by a craftsman. It is a work of art, that takes you back to the time of sailing ships, when sailors carried all they owned, needed, or held dear in one very much like it. I can't wait to show it off. I'm a customer for life. Thanks, Tom Green"   


size chart


 Bag Size Interior VolumeTypical UsesCompare with:
Size 00
8 x 12"
603 cu. in.
2.6 gal (US)
Carries personal effects, handheld tools & electronics, bottled beverages, rigging items, camera, iPad, small grocery items, fishing gear, first-aid supplies, ammo, etc.small backpack, tool bag, kit bag, rigger's bag, handbag or purse
Size 1
10 x 16"
1257 cu. in.
5.4 gal (US)
Ship-to-Shore/ Dinghy/ Excursion bag. Holds a small laptop, change of clothes, books, larger rigging items & gear, bagged groceries, jacket or sweater, backpack, messenger bag, crossbody bag, +carry-on luggage
Size 2
12" x 20"
2262 cu. in.
9.8 gal (US)
All purpose sea bag for long weekends, passagemaking, etc. Packs & protects bulkier items like foul weather gear & chartbooks, with still more room for personal effects. Also makes a great provisioning and cargo bag for hauling groceries, ice, laundry, etc.duffle bag, XL backpack, +carry-on luggage


Quality, Service & Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Order Handling:  Timely shipment is part of our commitment to you. Online purchases receive immediate confirmation by e-Mail. Seabags and rigging products are normally shipped within 3 business days or less (Mon-Fri, except holidays). Single orders for manufactured items, such as rigging knives and tools, are usually shipped out the next day. Online tracking is provided the same day your order is shipped.

For large quantities or custom project inquiries, or if you need something faster, please e-Mail or call us at 1-800-758-6979.


$99+ FREE USA Shipping & Tracking: Orders over $99, including all bags, are offered with free standard shipping and tracking within the USA. Other options, such as expedited shipping may be available at the checkout page.

Worldwide Shipping: International shipping rates, including service to Canada, are location-based and calculated at the checkout page. Other options, such as expedited shipping, may be available at the checkout page. Please note that any customs fees, duties, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.


25-Year Seabag Warranty: All SHIPCANVAS seabags and ditty bags include a written 25-Year Warranty which guarantees the quality of our workmanship, as well as the fitness of all hardware and materials used in the bag's construction. Any bag found to be defective within the terms of our Warranty will be repaired or replaced (at our discretion) at no cost to the original Purchaser, except shipping.


+30-Day Returns: M&B SHIPCANVAS CO will accept any item as a return within 30 days of the confirmed delivery date that the item was received. To be eligible for a full refund, the item must be unused and in the same condition that it was received, with tags and packaging intact. We do not charge restock fees on new/unused items.


Secure Payments: We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal, as well as Apple Pay and Google (GPay). All payments are collected in USD. Please note that SHIPCANVAS.COM is a secure (SSL) website with 256-bit SSL encryption protocols on our hosted payment gateways. All transactions are processed behind a secure firewall; M&B SHIPCANVAS CO. does not store your credit card information.

Other Questions & Special Requests: If you have a question or special request that has not been addressed here, please eMail or call us at 1-800-758-6979.


101425 Overseas Hwy #264
Key Largo, FL 33037 USA
+1 (305) 396-8535
toll free +1 (800) 758-6979

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