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Shoulder Strap Padding

Shoulder Strap Padding

Regular price £20.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £20.00 GBP
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These simple padded shoulder straps fit straight onto your Gouthwaite backpack or any bag with 50mm webbing straps. They are great for longer adventures when you need a bit of extra support.

the details

→ Organic cotton canvas
→ Metal hardware
→ Works perfectly with our Gouthwaite backpacks


Limited production

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)


1 trees planted + 5kg of 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

The recycled wool felt in this padding comes from West Yorkshire. Being wool it's naturally breathable and very comfortable.

notes from the designer

Our 50mm cotton webbing straps are very comfy on their own, but for those who are carrying particular heavy things for a long period of time, we designed these padded strap add-ons to keep them comfy all day long.

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 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.

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.

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fair & honest pricing

After all costs this bag leaves us with a margin of £10. That margin goes into:

→ Carbon offsetting

→ Running The Wildish Club

→ Marketing

→ Good coffee

→ General running costs

1 trees planted + 5kg of CO2e sequestered.

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews

Very well made and high quality materials that make a comfortable backpack even better!

martin l.
Practical and Adaptable

I bought the optional shoulder strap padding to be used on a couple of bags that I own. They do exactly what I needed and provide more cushioning and comfort for heavy bags on long days. They are still quite stiff and it takes a moment to get them into position, but I can see that they are already softening up and moulding to my shape - -Glad I bought them


Absolutely brilliant.

Yet another outstanding BearMade product!

These shoulder strap pads make my Gouthwaite backpack extremely comfy, especially for carrying heavier items or on longer trips. They're also perfect if you are finding the positioning of the straps to be a little too wide on your back. I highly recommend them as an add-on!

Gurprit S.
Love the straps!

Didnt think you could improve on the perfect bag but these straps do just that! Such improved comfort, and once they're in-place they don't budge, very reliable and rugged. I currently use them for walking a few miles back and forth to work but cant wait to try them for a holiday, i have no doubt that they will perform amazingly