Chapman Bags

Founded in 1984 as a manufacturer of fishing and shooting bags by a local businessman, John Chapman, who still lives close to their Carlisle workshops. Mr Chapman created a thriving business selling British made bags all over the world.

Chapman Bags has been established for many years in Cumbria, England. The natural beauty of the surrounding Lake District and Borders has provided much of the inspiration for their canvas, leather and tweed bags. A number of their bags are named after local places and pastimes.

Originally a manufacturer of fishing and shooting bags, John Chapman now makes hand crafted canvas, leather and tweed bags for travel, leisure, business and sporting activities. They make all their bags in their Tannery Road factory in Carlisle, Cumbria, part of an old industrial site dating back over 300 years. Chapman Bags like to use high quality natural materials of British origin wherever possible. If you would like to see more information about their materials and manufacturing process, including a video of how they make the bags, click here.

John Chapman and Chapman Bags also welcome those who wish to request a factory tour and would love to hear from you. Please call 01228 514514 to request a tour.




Chapman Bags – Top ...

Over the last few months, The Foxley Docket has explored the various bags in all shapes and sizes on […]



Chapman Bags – The Dunmail ...

Cumbria-based outdoor pursuits entrepreneurs Chapman Bags offer a vast range of practical and stylish bags to suit all adventures, […]


Chapman Bags - Tweed Saddle Bag

Chapman Bags – The Women’s ...

Cumbria-based adventurer’s best friend brand Chapman Bags offer the outdoor lifestyle to women with their range of authentically British […]


chapman bags british rivers

Chapman Bags – Finest British ...

The latest collection from Cumbria-based outdoor entrepreneurs Chapman Bags comes in the form of the British Rivers Collection. Quintessentially […]





Chapman Bags – The Rod ...

Since its inception in the early 1980’s, Chapman Bags has built on its foundations, which stand firmly lodged in […]





Chapman Bags: An Introduction

The natural beauty of the surrounding Lake District and Borders has provided much of the inspiration for Chapman’s.