Gouthwaite Backpack - Mini
Gouthwaite Backpack - Mini
- organic cotton
- made in Britain
- weather proof
We feel responsible for everything we put out into the world. To make sure we keep our impact as low as possible we only make 25 bags a week.
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)
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.
get a free sample
get a free sample
Sometimes you need to feel the quality and see the colours in person. Click here to get a free sample of our organic cotton fabric.
who cares wins
Whilst we love making great bags, we think there is a lot more we can do with our platform and profits. So we started The Wildish Club. A movement that brings awesome people together to do interesting stuff outdoors.
free shipping & returns
We offer free standard shipping & returns on all UK orders over £100 and all our packaging is reusable, recycled and/or biodegradable. International shipping is calculated at checkout.
one less thing to worry about
Accidents happen and even the best materials can fail. To give you peace of mind, all our products are guaranteed to last.
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 25 bags a week
→ 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 £34. That margin goes into:
→ Carbon offsetting
→ Running The Wildish Club
→ Good coffee
→ General running costs
We take our environmental responsibility seriously. For each of these bags sold there will be:
3 trees planted + 10kg CO2e offset
Do you really only make 25 bags a week?
We sure do! 25 bags is our maximum capacity and we have no interest in making more than that. It means we can take great care over every detail in all stages of production.
Think 25 bags sounds like a lot? It's not. Rolls Royce actually make over 60 cars per week.
What can I fit in this bag?
This is a hard question to answer as so many things are different shapes and sizes. However, we typically would take a notebook, an Ipad, wallet/purse, a water bottle and a lightweight jumper.
For outdoor use we would typically take a a water bottle, a small first aid kit, a lightweight jumper and some snacks.
Are your bags waterproof?
Our bags are not totally waterproof, very few are. But they are pretty damn close. We spent an hour throwing them around in a waterfall and water only got in when we forgot to roll the top down....
Can I customise this bag?
Sometimes we can, sometimes we can't. It depends on the product. If you want to know more, send us an email and let us know what product you would like to personalise, along with what sort of personalisation you would like.
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.
What a surprise to find an online purchase so easy and with the most polite and lovely messages from the makers.
We love our BearMade backpacks so much our little family all have one. Even our 1 year old daughter has her own custom version for her days at nursery. They're incredibly well made, long lasting, stylish and fit everything you could need for a day out with a baby (no small task!) whilst not being bulky and heavy. It continues to be my go to bag for every activity. Couldn't recommend highly enough! Thank you to Oscar and the team for making these products available and for the incredible customer service
I got the mini after purchasing a life-changing Gouthwaite 18-23 several months ago, which I’ve since used for work every day, travelling, picking up my veg box, countryside walks, and a million other big and small adventures. But whenever I didn’t need to carry lots of stuff, I didn’t have anything that worked. The mini has filled that gap. It has more capacity than I expected, is comfortable to wear, and my partner perpetually tries to “borrow” it. Super recommended product and excellent customer service too.
Lovely little backpack, you can tell that its great quality and that it’s been with care.
This is the second product I've bought from Bearmade, with the first being the Gouthwaite backpack that I bought for myself a year or so ago after a lot of research online. I love the design and aesthetic of the backpack and wanted to buy the mini version of it for my partner.
It arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. My partner loves the backpack and I'm hoping it'll be her new daily carry from here on in.
Thanks again to the wonderful team behind Bearmade and the fantastic products - it's beyond me how this brand isn't a household name yet!