Boatgirl uses Sunbrella Marine Canvas on all tote bags and weekender bags. Sunbrella marine canvas has been the trusted choice for boaters for 50 years. With proven performance on the water, Sunbrella is made of 100% solution-dyed acrylic and has the following performance qualities:
UV and Fade Resistant
Mold and Mildew Resistant
Water Resistant Flourocarbon Finish
Inspiring Palette of Rich Colors Made in USA
Over time, the Sunbrella marine canvas on your Boatgirl bag may take on a weathered textured look and feel. This is a natural occurrence due to the finish on the Sunbrella marine canvas and will eventually take on a unique patina.
Boatgirl bags are designed to be durable water repellent (DWR). The materials we use, including Sunbrella, ballistic, liners and zippers are all DWR, allowing for high performance around water. To call something waterproof, a product has to be able to be submerged in water and to be completely impervious to water. Generally, this requires that all seams are welded and all zippers and enclosures are completely waterproof. These characteristics drive up the cost of products and usually are not necessary in most situations. Having a product that is durable water repellent is sufficient for keeping the items in your Boatgirl bag dry from water splash.
We are committed to having Boatgirl bags built in North Carolina, to provide jobs in our state, support our community and our economy, and to ensure the quality of Boatgirl bags. As a result, our labor costs are significantly higher than costs for products that are made overseas. Our manufacturers pay their employees a living wage and this is important to us here at Boatgirl. In addition, our manufacturers share our commitment to quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, stand by their products, and are equally invested in seeing our state thrive and grow.
Boatgirl is one of the few women-owned companies producing outdoor gear for women. Over the years, many companies have used the "pink it and shrink it" approach to designing products for women, meaning that they take a product designed for men, make it smaller, and produce it in 'girly' colors. Boatgirl's mission it to create bags with the look and functionality that women really want and need. We blend superior materials with quality craftsmanship, build our products in North Carolina, to produce a line of bags with exceptional performance characteristics that do not sacrifice style. We believe that these qualities separate Boatgirl bags from others on the market and we will always stand by our products!
Your order will ship out the day or day after your order is placed, depending on the time the order was placed. Holiday schedules may affect shipping time. There are quite a few shipping options you can choose when you place your order. Once your order ships, a tracking number will be sent to you. Tracking numbers sometimes take up to 24 hours to appear on the carrier’s site. Please continue to check your tracking number.