Gouthwaite Backpack - 18-23L
Gouthwaite Backpack - 18-23L
- organic cotton
- made in Britain
- weather proof
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 and guaranteed for life.
We feel responsible for everything we put out into the world. To make sure we keep our impact as low as possible we only make 25 bags a week.
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)
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.
get a free sample
get a free sample
Sometimes you need to feel the quality and see the colours in person. Click here to get a free sample of our organic cotton fabric.
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.
free shipping & returns
We offer free standard shipping & returns on all UK orders over £100 and all our packaging is reusable, recycled and/or biodegradable. International shipping is calculated at checkout.
one less thing to worry about
Accidents happen and even the best materials can fail. To give you peace of mind, all our products are guaranteed to last.
the AustriAlpin Cobra buckle
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 25 bags a week
→ 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 £72. That margin goes into:
→ Carbon offsetting
→ Running The Wildish Club
→ Good coffee
→ General running costs
We take our environmental responsibility seriously. For each of these bags sold there will be:
5 trees planted + 15kg CO2e offset
Do you really only make 25 bags a week?
We sure do! 25 bags is our maximum capacity and we have no interest in making more than that. It means we can take great care over every detail in all stages of production.
Think 25 bags sounds like a lot? It's not. Rolls Royce actually make over 60 cars per week.
What can I fit in this bag?
This is a hard question to answer as so many things are different shapes and sizes. However, for city use we typically take a 16" or 14" laptop and/or tablet, a large pair of headphones, a magazine, a book/notebook a jumper, a jacket and a bottle of water. There's also enough space for your gym kit or a full change of clothes if you cycle to work.
For outdoor use we would typically take a jacket, a jumper, a water bottle, a small first aid kit, some snacks, a small stove, kettle and mugs.
In both these scenarios we would still have plenty of space left in the bag.
We also regularly use this bag for weekends away.
Are your bags waterproof?
Our bags are not totally waterproof, very few are. But they are pretty damn close. We spent an hour throwing them around in a waterfall and water only got in when we forgot to roll the top down....
Can I customise this bag?
Sometimes we can, sometimes we can't. It depends on the product. If you want to know more, send us an email and let us know what product you would like to personalise, along with what sort of personalisation you would like.
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.
Predominantly got this bag for my commute and after years of not very well-fitting bags wrecking my back I spent ages looking for the right kind of bag and this has exceeded my expectations and then some. Love the look of it, it is obviously very well made with care and attention, very spacious without being too big. It easily fits laptop & work stuff alongside gym gear etc. - It looks great and is very functional - love the metal clip and feel of the material. I'm now taking the bag everywhere even when not really necessary just because I want to.
I rarely find the time to leave product reviews, but when I received a product that is such exceptional quality I knew this was going to be an exception.
Everything about this bag is amazing, the materials used, the workmanship to create it, and even the communication from the team. It is incredibly comfortable to carry, regardless of weight. I honestly can't recommend it enough.
I love this backpack. I have been using it for a few weeks and think it’s great. Takes all the stuff I need and is comfortable to wear. The quality of the bag seems really good. Couple of things I would change:
Add a key loop and a carry handle
Other than that cannot recommend enough.
I really like my new bag. It feels very well made and high quality.
I've been really impressed with my BearMade bag. It's very comfortable, I've had complements in an office environment and very impressed with how it dealt with a rain storm!! (I cycle into work). All in all, what a star!!