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Gouthwaite Backpack - Mini

Regular price £75.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £75.00 GBP
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This backpack is for everyone. It's simplicity at its finest. This bag is perfect for days at school, uni, or work, and will feel equally at home on short walks in the hills.

Handcrafted in the UK by our master bag maker Amy. 

The Details

Capacity: 8 Litres
Weight: 300g
Dimensions: 22cm wide x 12cm deep x 30cm high

→ GOTS organic dry-waxed canvas
→ Hemp x organic cotton lining
→ Internal pouch pocket for organisation
→ Metal components
→ Cotton webbing straps
→ Internal label signed by the maker
→ 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).


10 trees planted + 200kg 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

→ Reproof annually

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

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.

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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.

Our bag maker Amy plays a big role in our design process. Normally we give her a pretty clear idea of what we want, usually in the form of a rough prototype made in the office. However, this bag was different. This bag was designed by Amy. All we said was, "we want something about x big and we want it to be simple". She made a sample, we made some tweaks, a month and a few versions later, the Mini was born.

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.

Hemp x organic cotton lining.
Hemp requires little water or pesticides and no fertilisers to grow. It is the most carbon negative crop, it actually absorbs more carbon dioxide than it produces.

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 £36. That margin goes into:

→ Carbon offsetting

→ Running The Wildish Club

→ Marketing

→ Good coffee

→ General running costs

10 trees planted + 200kg CO2e offset

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Martin Eccles
Great bag

A really well made bag. Great size for a thermos and a box of sandwiches.

Pete Scott
Wonderful rucksack

I couldn’t be happier with the quality of this rucksack. It’s been made beautifully and looks fantastic. The shipping and customer service have been first class and I’d have no hesitation in ordering from BearMade again.

Excellent backpack

Bought for when my child starts school this will be suitable for years, excellent quality materials, durably made and can see it lasting school well!

Gouthwaite Backpack - Mini

love it - fab colour and construction, I’m sure it’s going to go on many adventures

A great bag for a great day out

The Mini Gouthwaite Vol. 1 Bag was a great purchase. It's the perfect bag for those day adventures where you don't need a tone of gear. Whether its taking the dog for a walk or getting out and about on day trips with friends this durable and functional bag makes a great go to. On top of that, the company and everything they strive for made this a no brainer purchase. Very happy customer.

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