British made 'Shortwood' backpack | MADE TO ORDER



A British-made bag inspired by the classic outdoor bags of yesteryear. These are the opposite of fast fashion. Every detail has been carefully considered and consciously sourced by Ben at Portamus. 

Using all the best materials and components; from traditional British woven fabrics and finishers to small Italian family-run tanneries. Even the drawstrings are woven in the UK on vintage looms.

The 'Shortwood' backpack is the ideal lightweight day pack. With plenty of space for all your essentials plus a bit extra for a “better safe than sorry” kagool when the sky is looking moody.

Super comfy with wide adjustable shoulder pads lined with soft English suede. Its main compartment is easy to access with plenty of internal pockets to keep you organised. The secure buckled outer pocket construction comes straight from those classic explorer packs of the early 20th century; classic functional design.


Made to order

This product is made to order, with a lead time of one week. It will be shipped directly from the maker. If ordering with other objects, these items will be shipped separately in line with our usual lead times.


• 1 large external pocket for when you’ve gone beyond carrying essentials
• internal slip pocket with ample room for an OS map and your current penguin paperback
• internal leather zip pocket for your more precious essentials
• internal water bottle pocket
• fully adjustable straps
• 2-inch wide adjustable shoulder pads, lined with soft English suede
• lightly padded back panel
• top grab handle
• Italian vegetable-tanned leather trim
• Irish woven linen lining
• 16.5 litres
•size | H 34cm x W 35cm x D 14cm

Packaging & delivery


It means a lot to us to keep our footprint as minimal as possible when sending your parcels at Object Story. 

Our cardboard boxes, paper packing tape, tissue paper, paper bubble wrap, postcard and invoice can all go into your cardboard and paper recycling.

The white packing nuts we use are made from potato starch and can go in your home compost bin, or you can wash them down the sink with warm water. They're quite fun for children to get creative with, too! 

Our twine is made from hemp or cotton and can also go in your home compost, or even better, be reused. 

Thank you for taking care of our packaging responsibly, in support of people and our planet. 


We have two postage options:

£3.50 for a second class option

£4.50 for a faster shipping option

We use Royal Mail and DPD depending on the size and value of your items. We always use a tracked service so you can see when your parcel will arrive with you. 

Please note, we aim to get parcels dispatched within three working days, but at busy times such as during sale or at Christmas, it can take us longer.