Gouthwaite Backpack - 18-23L
Work and play, we use this bag every day. With space for a 16” laptop, your everyday essentials and more. This weatherproof backpack will be at home in every environment.
Handcrafted in the UK by our master bag maker Amy.
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.
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.
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
Care & 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.
→ Machine washable
→ Reproof annually
Find out more information on how to care for your BearMade bag here.
Shipping & Returns
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.
Made in Britain
BearMade is an exploration into a different way of doing business.
Local. Impactful. Transparent.
Notes from the designer.
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.
Fair & honest Pricing
After all costs this bag leaves us with a margin of £90. That margin goes into:
→ Carbon offsetting
→ Running The Wildish Club
→ Good coffee
→ General running costs
24 trees planted + 500kg CO2e offset
This is what they mean by bag for life. Amazing quality, colour and it feels secure on my back.
Wanted to buy a rucksack made in the U.K to support the local economy and have a positive impact on the environment.
The Gouthwaite Backpack seemed to be perfect for my daily commutes and I've not been disappointed!
I love the design, simple and elegant, it's super confortable, and the materials are of good quality.
In one word; it's perfect.
My son was very happy with the bag, which I bought as a Xmas present. The bag seems very robust.
I'd been searching for an industrial, heavy duty back pack for a while; not exactly the wilds, but walking to and from work in Edinburgh is very much an all-weather affair and not every bag is up to the task. Equally, not every company has the same standards and attitude towards quality. I bought the bag a few months ago, and waited to write the review until I had used it on the daily. Not disappointed, and I doubt anyone who buys one, will be. Great product.
I needed a good-looking, high-quality backpack to use for commuting to work and for shorter trips. I could have picked a more generic option from your usual suspects, but I wanted something with a little bit of style, a personal touch, and a sustainability ethos. The Bearmade bag fit the bill perfectly. It is gorgeous, functions exactly how I want, is incredibly sturdy and well-made, and has a lovely story of sourcing local materials, and supporting local craftspeople. Great choice for a backpack!