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 The 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.
This bag will be back soon.Our bags are made in small batches and can sell out fast. This bag is currently out of stock but you can still place an order and it will be added to our next batch. We now only have 20 black Gouthwaite 18-23L available in our batch arriving in early December. So if you want one pre-Christmas, we would recommend ordering soon. We still have limited stock of our Rust bags.
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
My new bag from BearMade looks tough and hard-wearing. Looking forward to taking it with me over many miles in the coming years (great company ethos too).
Received my Gouthwaite backpack today and couldn't be happier. The quality is outstanding and a lot of love and care has obviously gone into making it. I owned my last backpack for ten years but this feels like it will last a lifetime.
My new backpack is great for my commute to work. Perfect size for my laptop and sundries (headphones, book etc). Waterproof too. Great!
Received my Backpack after looking at many many over the last few weeks, and very happy with my decision.
It's built like a tank, without being to heavy. Has all the pockets I need, plus straps on the outside for attaching larger objects like a Helinox chair.
With shoulder straps make it comfortable to cary even when heavy, and for longer times.
The yellow colour I found to be not as bright as the photo's, more of a light mustard, but that was what I was hoping for so happy again.
Seems like a good ethical company as well, which is appreciated.
Excellent quality. Fits everything I hoped it would in well. Would recommend this product. Good communication.