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The Universal Pack

The Universal Pack

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Minimalistic. Highly water-resistant. Made to last.

We’ve been making and refining this pack for the past 6 years. We designed it for fishing but it's being used all over the world, for all kinds of things, and has been tested to its limits.

The idea for the bag came from a frustration that fishing is so often overcomplicated, particularly the kit, so this pack is designed to take just the things you need and have them close to hand.

Take less, fish more.

the details

- Made in Britain
- Can be worn as a hip pack, chest pack, or sling pack
- Embroidered removable velcro patch logo
- Dry-waxed canvas outer from British Millerain in Rochdale
- Hi-vis orange water-resistant polyester lining
- Two internal organisation slip pouches and one internal zippered pouch
- Riri AQUAzip®, made in Switzerland. Water-resistant and very durable
- Velcro patch to attach a fly box of your choosing. Heavy-duty sticky back Velcro is supplied with each pack
- Elastic forceps and floatant holders on both sides
- D-rings on both sides
- Cotton webbing straps fit any belt type. But works best with one of our wading belts
- Two chest pack paracord conversion loops included with each bag
- Lifetime guarantee

Capacity: 3.4 Litres

Weight: 275g

Dimensions: 25cm Long x 8cm deep x 17cm wide

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.

Repairs not covered by our guarantee will be repaired at a fair price.

Care Information


Reproof every couple of years

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

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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. She wears turquoise everyday, has two cats; George Clooney and Cleopatra, and as far as we can tell, only listens to Radio 6. She is awesome. 

She takes all our ideas, no matter how obscure, and turns them into reality. She has been making bags for 20+ years and is a true master of her art. She does all this, with the help of a small team, from her studio in the heart of the Suffolk countryside.

a material obsession

This is the stuff we lose sleep over. These are the choices that turn a great bag into a lifelong companion.

We source all our materials as close to home as possible. What we can't get nearby, we source with longevity and recyclability in mind.

british made since 1880

British Millerain have been waterproofing and dyeing fabrics for over 140 years.

The dry-waxed canvas we use is a 14 oz cotton canvas, which has been impregnated with a unique wax blend for increased water repellency.

waterproof lining

We use a waterproof polyester lining in a hi-vis orange.

This helps keep your gear safe, dry and easy to find.

great zips = 50 hours of research

We don't like zips, they tend to be the first thing that breaks on a bag. So when it came to finding a zip for our Universal Pack we knew it had to be something special.

Eventually we chose a Riri AQUAzip®. These zippers are weatherproof, super hard-wearing, and made in Switzerland.

Soft, strong & made in Derbyshire

Our cotton webbing is made by Bowmer Bond in Sheffield. They have been making webbing for over 200 years, enough said.

the bits and bobs.


Our internal cotton labels and are made for us by National Weaving in Wales. Each label is signed by Amy.


Our embroidered patches are made for us in Nottingham by Patchion.


The rest of our metal fittings are sourced from UK and EU companies that buy in bulk from China. Whilst not being ideal, we simply are not able to meet the minimum order requirements to produce them locally and affordably. However, we are working hard to find viable alternatives.

Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
William P.
Fantastic piece of kit

Extremely well made and great service from Oscar. It's Great to be able to buy something locally made that will last forever. Thanks

David R.
Excellent fishing pack

Excellent customer service, great product

Nicholas S.
Great Pack

Beautifully made functional pack for fly fishing.

Great pack that I take on every trip

Fits the big sea trout box or the summer dry fly gear with space for sunglasses etc too!

Raymond J.

Perfect size and well made.