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  • Pateley Tote - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
  • Pateley Tote - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
  • Pateley Tote - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
  • Pateley Tote - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
  • Pateley Tote - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
  • Pateley Tote - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
  • Pateley Tote - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
  • Pateley Tote - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
  • Pateley Tote - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
  • Pateley Tote - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
  • Pateley Tote - BearMade - Made in Britain -Backpack
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Pateley Tote

Regular price £85.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £85.00 GBP
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Named after the closest thing we have to a city in our dale, this bag is the perfect everyday urban companion.

Handcrafted in the UK by our master bag maker Amy. 

Available to our newsletter subscribers on the 5th of May and to everyone else on the 6th.

We currently have 7 in stock

The Details

Capacity: 20 Litres.
Weight: 500g
Dimensions: H 50cm x W 40cm x D 10cm

→ GOTS organic dry-waxed canvas
→ Internal pouch for valuables
→ 25mm heavy duty cotton webbing
→ Covered by our Lifetime Warranty

Nell - 170 cm
Ian - 187 cm



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).


3 trees planted + 10kg 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.

Get a free material sample

Made in Britain

BearMade is an exploration into a different way of doing business.

Local. Impactful. Transparent.

Notes from the designer.

I love tote bags. They are just so useful. Annoyingly most of them aren't that great. They don't last particularly long and are uncomfortable to carry when there is a bit of weight in them. So I thought I would try and make something better.

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.

Our cotton webbing is made by Bowmer Bond in Sheffield. They have been making webbing for over 200 years. They do it very well.

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 £39. That margin goes into:

→ Carbon offsetting

→ Running The Wildish Club

→ Marketing

→ Good coffee

→ General running costs

3 trees planted + 10kg 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 2 reviews
Peter J.
Another excellent Bearmade bag

Sturdy, extremely well made and designed The different carrying options - short handles, long handlles/over shoulder and as a back pack are particularly well conceived and useful. Highly recommended!

Thomas L.
TOTEs amazeballs

Brilliant tote bag. Particularly clever design enabling backpack-style carrying if you’ve accidentally done too much shopping. Extremely well made - will probably outlast me and I’m a youthful 39. Fashionable too, so I can get away with pretending I’m a youthful 29. It is expensive, but you get what you pay for and more!