Gouthwaite Backpack - 13-15L
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
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 10 black Gouthwaite 13-15L 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 £85. That margin goes into:
→ Carbon offsetting
→ Running The Wildish Club
→ Good coffee
→ General running costs
22 trees planted + 450kg CO2e offset
I've had this bag for a good few months now and still absolutely love it. Perfectly crafted, waterproof and a beautiful colour. you can tell that this really is a company that cares. 10/10
We love the Gouthwaite backpack - it's incredibly sturdy and practical and has really high quality design features - using the buckle is like closing the door on a really fancy car. It just feels so much better than flimsy alternatives.
But just as importantly we know it's all sustainably sourced and we can feel good about using it knowing that Bearmade are doing their bit to contribute to a better world.
The service from them was wonderful and we loved special touches like the handwritten card describing carbon offset details, printed on paper that incorporates wildflower seeds that can be planted in the garden.
A complete 5 star rating on every level.
Bought the 13-15L backpack in rust and it's the most beautiful, well-made bag. I'm 164cm tall and it's the perfect size for me. Before purchasing I had some questions which Oscar answered immediately, so bonus points for brilliant customer service, too!
Really happy with my new backpack, fits lots in and will be perfect for family hiking adventures!
Once I felt the bag, I knew it was top quality and was made by a master bag maker. The fabric is very thick, durable, and actually quite water resistant. I use this as a backpack for fly fishing adventures to store coffee making gear and extra clothing but is also stylish and vesatile to use for every day. I absolutely love it.