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  • Gouthwaite Backpack - 13-15L - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
  • Gouthwaite Backpack - 13-15L - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
  • Gouthwaite Backpack - 13-15L - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
  • Gouthwaite Backpack - 13-15L - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
  • Gouthwaite Backpack - 13-15L - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
  • Gouthwaite Backpack - 13-15L - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
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Gouthwaite Backpack - 13-15L

Regular price £175.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £175.00 GBP
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Simple is beautiful. Handcrafted in Britain with minimalist design principles. This bag will take everything you need for a day in the office, wherever your office may be.


As seen in WIRED & Stuff

      The Details

      Capacity: 13 - 15 Litres
      Weight: 800g
      Dimensions: 44-55cm H x 27cm W x 11.5cm D

      → GOTS organic dry-waxed canvas
      → Hemp x Organic Cotton lining
      → AustriAlpin Cobra buckle closure
      → Fits up to a 16-inch laptop
      → Internal organisation pouch pocket
      → Internal water bottle sleeve
      → Recycled wool felt back padding
      → 50mm cotton shoulder straps
      → All hardwearing metal fittings
      → Removable Sternum strap
      → Meets airline carry on requirements
      → Covered by our Lifetime Warranty

      Nell - 170cm + 63kg



      Our hardwearing, weatherproof, GOTS certified organic dry-waxed cotton uses 88% less water and 62% less energy than conventional cotton. It also uses zero toxic chemicals in its production.

      This bag is almost plastic-free (we use a recycled polyester thread)


      22 trees planted + 450kg CO2e offset


      Our bags are made to last a lifetime, but we get that not everyone wants to keep something that long.

      To avoid your bag ending up in the back of the closet, or worse, the bin, we will take your bag back in exchange for BearMade credit (10% of the bags original value).

      We will then recycle the parts from that bag and make it into something new.

      Our purpose

      We exist to connect people with nature. With every bag purchased, we commit to connecting one person with the outdoors. We are starting this mission with our local town, through out Wildish Club. Find out more here.

      Care & Guarantee

      Lifetime Guarantee

      Accidents happen and materials can fail. To give you peace of mind, all our products are guaranteed to last. We offer a free repairs service covering defects in workmanship and materials for the lifetime of the product. Find out more here.

      Care Information

      → Machine washable

      → Reproof annually

      Find out more information on how to care for your BearMade bag here.

      Shipping & Returns

      We offer free standard shipping & returns on all orders over £100.

      For orders under £100 the cost is calculated at checkout. We will always use the most reliable and affordable service we can.  

      All our packaging is reusable, recycled and/or biodegradable. 

      Find out more about our shipping & returns policy here.

      Sometimes you need to feel the quality.

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      Made in Britain

      BearMade is an exploration into a different way of doing business.

      Local. Impactful. Transparent.

      Notes from the designer.

      This bag was designed with slightly smaller frames in mind. We want to make bags for everyone, and this design came out of a consultation with our community. They wanted a smaller everyday carry, and we didn't want to disappoint!

      Material highlights.

      Our bags are made from GOTS certified organic dry-waxed cotton canvas from British Millerain in Lancashire. They have been dyeing and proofing cotton for over 100 years and this material is one of their latest creations. It has a totally dry finish (dry-waxed doesn't always mean totally), is waterproof, PFC free, and is machine washable! However, we don't recommend you wash it often.

      The AustriAlpin Cobra buckle. Normally used on climbing equipment to save lives, this buckle can take the weight of a small elephant. Yes, it's overkill for a bag, but when you hear the sound it makes you will understand why we chose it.

      Made by Amy.

      We insist on working with great people who share our values, and our lead bag maker Amy is one of a kind.

      With 20+ years of experience, she makes all our bags, with the help of a small team, from her studio in the Suffolk countryside.

      Learn more about our makers and materials

      Our Impact

      We feel personally responsible for the things we put out into the world and believe business should be a force for good.

      To keep our impact low we:

      → Only make and sell locally
      → Will repair your bag for life
      → Will recycle your bag at the end of its life
      → Carbon offset all that we make and do. We plant trees locally (we actually plant them) and in places where they will have a big impact with the help of Ecologi.

      Learn more about our impact here

      The Wildish Club

      Like Cubs, but for everyone.

      With every bag we sell we commit to helping one person get outdoors. We do this through The Wildish club.

      Learn more

      Fair & honest Pricing

      After all costs this bag leaves us with a margin of £85. That margin goes into:

      → Carbon offsetting

      → Running The Wildish Club

      → Marketing

      → Good coffee

      → General running costs

      22 trees planted + 450kg CO2e offset

      Don't just take our word for it.

      We've been featured in some of the worlds best publications and have awesome customers who leave us reviews like the ones below.

      Check out our press

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 13 reviews
      Euan Cooper
      The kinda bag the U.S.S.R would've made

      Sturdy, but simple a few pouches and a hidden pocket. I adore this bag

      Olivia Housley
      LOVE IT!!!

      I've had this bag for a good few months now and still absolutely love it. Perfectly crafted, waterproof and a beautiful colour. you can tell that this really is a company that cares. 10/10

      Heather Andrew
      Best backpack ever

      We love the Gouthwaite backpack - it's incredibly sturdy and practical and has really high quality design features - using the buckle is like closing the door on a really fancy car. It just feels so much better than flimsy alternatives.
      But just as importantly we know it's all sustainably sourced and we can feel good about using it knowing that Bearmade are doing their bit to contribute to a better world.
      The service from them was wonderful and we loved special touches like the handwritten card describing carbon offset details, printed on paper that incorporates wildflower seeds that can be planted in the garden.
      A complete 5 star rating on every level.

      Beautiful bag!

      Bought the 13-15L backpack in rust and it's the most beautiful, well-made bag. I'm 164cm tall and it's the perfect size for me. Before purchasing I had some questions which Oscar answered immediately, so bonus points for brilliant customer service, too!

      Excellent backpack

      Really happy with my new backpack, fits lots in and will be perfect for family hiking adventures!