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 out 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.
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
5 trees planted + 15kg CO2e offset
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 :-)
Bought this bag for my commute after a LOT of research and trying out different options. Have absolutely no regrets, a really great bag with all the space I need, comfortable and made from a delightful material. On top of that, a really stellar experience of receiving and unboxing the product, which is so important with mail order stuff. Thanks Amy for making such a great bag and well done BearMade for your awesome sustainable focus.
What can I say other than a beautiful bag that can withstand a lot of weight. Use it daily carrying music gear and work stuff and just can't fault it. Also looks cool. That's all I can say no faults really!
I have had this bag for a few months now and have really enjoyed it. The build seems strong, and the straps are far more comfortable than I had first thought they might be. Given the lack of air flow between the bag and the wearers back it can get a little hot, but I am happy with some trade offs as I put a high value on BearMade producing these bags locally.
Overall I am very pleased with this bag.
I had contacted Bearmade to ask for custom alterations to the rucksack as I wanted something special for my birthday, and they overdelivered as the embroidery is amazing and the airtag pouch inside the rucksack was spot on!
Very happy with my rucksack and will recommend to friends if they are in the market for a rucksack!