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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
  • 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

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      We currently have 7 in stock

      The Details

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

      → GOTS organic dry-waxed canvas
      → GOTS 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)


      5 trees planted + 15kg 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

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

      5 trees planted + 15kg 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 21 reviews
      The most beautiful backpack

      Ordered the Gouthwaithe 18-23L and 13-15L backpacks for my partner and myself while holidaying in London. As we had to leave our accommodations in two days' time, we contacted the BearMade team and Oscar was so kind to arrange for the bags to be delivered the next day. We immediately tested the bags during our stay in the East Sussex countryside and they were exactly as described - well made, kept the rain out and comfortable on the shoulders! They're the most beautiful backpacks we've ever owned and we can't wait to go on many more adventures with them! Cheers from Singapore :-)

      Emma P.
      I love this bag!

      I am a paediatric speech therapist and I use this bag to carry all my therapy kit around! It is perfect, fits my laptop, iPad, 3-6 different toys/ games (depending on their size).
      I have been looking for an eco conscious waterproof bag for ages and this one fits the bill.
      The only comment I would make is that I have quite a narrow frame (UK size 8 for reference) and the straps sit quite wide on me. It's not an issue as I still use the bag everyday but worth noting if you are particularly petite one of the other options may suit you better.

      Would 100% recommend this brand and this bag if you are looking for a bag to take (nearly) the kitchen sink around with you!

      Oliver J.
      Awesome bag

      Everything I expected it to be and more! Really good quality and surprisingly comfortable even with a heavy load. I love the looks of it and it’s simple but effective design. Also now worryingly obsessed with the very satisfying click you get from the buckle. The more I read about the materials and thought that went into it the more I love it. Highly recommend

      Amy H.
      Gouthwaite Backpack - 13-15L

      I am absolutely delighted with this backpack! I have just returned from a hiking trip in Greece, and used the backpack every day, including in some very rainy and windy weather. It is incredibly well made, sturdy and strong, kept my belongings dry, and I can’t recommend it enough. Thank you so much to the BearMade team!

      Grainne F.
      Delighted with the bag and the service

      I bought the bag as a gift for my niece. I wanted a gift that was sustainable, high quality, practical and long lasting. I had a few questions as I was unsure about the size to buy. Oscar couldn't have been more helpful and personable. Both my niece and I were delighted with the quality of the bag. There were lovely touches - a handwritten note and a label that grows into wild flowers. I was a little jealous when I saw the bag so think I will invest in one for myself in the future. Wonderful products and a company that is a joy to deal with.