We wish we could tell you a great story about an encounter with a Bear, but the animal has nothing to do with our name. It makes for a pretty cool logo though.
We started out wanting to make bags that just took the bare essentials. We threw around a few name ideas, mostly really bad ones like Simplifly (so glad we didn’t opt for that one). Eventually, we settled for Bear Minimal as it was like “bare essentials” but simpler. We then changed the word bare to Bear because Bears are awesome. That then eventually got shortened to Bear (Bear Minimal was a bit of a mouthful), and the rest is history!
We are nestled in Upper Nidderdale In the wonderful Yorkshire Dales. Surrounded by hills, moors, lakes, rivers and forests. We are very lucky.
All our bags and our primary fabrics are made in the UK. However, not all of the materials we use come from the UK. The majority of our materials come from Europe, with some small parts sourced from China. We are hoping to source all parts for our bags from within the UK and Europe soon.
Because we like to be open and honest with our community.
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....
If for some reason you need to return an order, we’re happy to help. As long as the bag comes back in its original condition within 30 days of purchase we will give you a full refund. Just email us and we’ll take you through the process.
Sometimes we can, sometimes we cant. 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.
If your bag needs to be fixed just get in touch with us and we will walk you through the process of returning the bag to us for repair, and let you know about any fees that may be involved.
Yes, we ship all over the world. Shipping costs will apply, and will be added at checkout.
It depends on where you are. UK mainland orders will normally take 1-3 business days to arrive. Overseas deliveries can take anywhere from 3-16 business days. Delivery details will be confirmed at checkout.
We use all major carriers, and local courier partners. You’ll be asked to select a delivery method during checkout.