handcrafted in britain – guaranteed for life
BearMade exists to challenge what it means to be a sustainable business.
Our bags are made in the UK using GOTS certified organic dry-waxed cotton canvas and we only make 25 bags a week. That’s our capacity. We have no intention of exponential growth. We just want to make great bags, for awesome people, and have fun doing it.
a small team doing big things
Making anything leaves a footprint. To make something in the most responsible way possible, we think it needs to last a lifetime, be made locally in small batches and be recyclable.
My only real gripe with the bag is that the strap that connects the back straps across your chest (and doubles as a Handel) is a bit awkward. But otherwise fantastic bag. Especially love the design of the inside laptop sleeve and it's two pockets. Highly recommend this bag to other people, VERY sturdy design and has been extremely good on the back thus far (also their customer service is excellent)
I usually use a stuff sac for my toiletries but seeing the Lodge Dopp Kit on the website i could'nt resist, it has seperate compartments for your stuff and even though it is going to be changed i really like the Bright Orange nylon lining. Like everything else i have had from Bearmade it is superbly made and will give me years of use, and i'm sure you could use it for other things as well.
This is such a nice cap! I brought the blue one, it looks just as the picture shows, it's comfortable, sturdy, and gets lots of compliments!
After buying the Gouthwaite 18-23l backpack at the store in Pateley, I was browsing the website and came across this washbag and it really is the perfect size/materials for everything I need. Over the last few years, I've typically used either a Sainsbury's bag or smaller carrier bag for toiletries when travelling as I've never seen anything made sustainably while also hitting the market from a size/features perspective.
Absolutely love it, the small toothbrush pocket is perfect and it's generally big enough to fit all the bits and bobs I need in there. Would recommend highly to anyone looking for something sustainable, rugged and long-lasting!
Order delivered very quickly. Lovely colour and seems well made and robust. It is the right size for my intended use. I’m glad it has two open pockets inside and has an adjustable strap - versatile. Most importantly, it’s made of organic materials!
What a surprise to find an online purchase so easy and with the most polite and lovely messages from the makers.
I was so excited to receive this pouch! The quality is great and the size is perfect. Just recently came across this brand from a YouTube review and couldn’t wait to try one for myself. It holds all my essentials and I could easily add more. I consider myself a bag snob and I highly recommend this product.
We love our BearMade backpacks so much our little family all have one. Even our 1 year old daughter has her own custom version for her days at nursery. They're incredibly well made, long lasting, stylish and fit everything you could need for a day out with a baby (no small task!) whilst not being bulky and heavy. It continues to be my go to bag for every activity. Couldn't recommend highly enough! Thank you to Oscar and the team for making these products available and for the incredible customer service
I got the mini after purchasing a life-changing Gouthwaite 18-23 several months ago, which I’ve since used for work every day, travelling, picking up my veg box, countryside walks, and a million other big and small adventures. But whenever I didn’t need to carry lots of stuff, I didn’t have anything that worked. The mini has filled that gap. It has more capacity than I expected, is comfortable to wear, and my partner perpetually tries to “borrow” it. Super recommended product and excellent customer service too.
An amazing backpack! I look forward to using it for many years :)
I searched and I searched...and I searched a bit more - then I bougt the perfect bag for me. It arrived two days later and words cannot describe the disappointment I felt upon opening the plastic wrapped parcel. Sent it straight back and got a Bear Made creation instead, which I should have just done in the first place! Genuinely couldn't be happier. Beautifully made - really looks like something I'll enjoy for years. I rarely write reviews but I am actually happy about a bag, the packaging and the personal nature of the whole experience. By the way, the internal bottle holder is a little narrow for some bottles, but is absolutely perfect for an umbrella, which I just put in mine. I'm not usually happy about spending money but will no doubt be back. Thanks
Very well made backpack for both commuting and free time. Terrific build quality.
I needed a backpack that could handle rainy weather and some long days walking and was really keen to get the gouthwaite. I contacted the team directly as I was working with a short timeframe and the rust was showing as preorder. Nell was an absolute legend, she had one at the shop that I could purchase and get shipped out asap. I now have my bag ready for travels on monday and it is beautiful, so comfy and functional! A blooming dream! Honestly so pleased to have purchased and supported this lovely company based in Yorkshire where I’m from who so clearly care about the environment and community. I have spotted the bespoke service and already have my eye on the Jorvik for the work commute…. I’ll be back!
Bought the backpack for commuting. Its great - comfortable with laptop and weight in it, and big enough for headphones, book etc
I use my bag every day. It's robust but smart. It holds everything I need to carry around. I use it for dog walks, shopping and even to smart events. I love the orange bear logo. I bought the black version.
who cares wins
Whilst we love making great bags, we think there is a lot more we can do with our platform and profits. So we started The Wildish Club. A movement that brings awesome people together to do interesting stuff outdoors.