An independent, British backpack brand.
10% of profits to the Marine Conservation Society
We're committed to donating 10% of profits from sales of Menos Ocean Edition backpacks to The Marine Conservation Society.
The Marine Conservation Society is a UK-based charity fighting for a cleaner, better protected and healthier ocean.
The minimalist backpack that doesn't compromise on functionality.
Water resistance, 180-degree opening, internal bottle holder, USB charging port, easy-access side pocket, hidden anti-theft zips, ergonomic back padding, embroidered detailing.
More than just a pretty face.
90-DAY TRIAL PERIOD
Try out your Menos backpack for 90 days.
If, by the end of that, you don't think it's the best backpack you've ever owned, we'll give you a full refund.
Recently got this backpack. It’s professional, Minimalistic, and perfect for commuting!
I am loving the look of the new bag. Its a shame there are not a couple more pockets on the outside, as you have to completely open up the bag to get to larger pockets for phones and keys...other than that...brilliant...thanks very much x
Really quick delivery, well packaged and a really excellent quality item.
The best minimalist backpack I’ve ever own.
Great design, sustainable product.. what do you need more?
Love my Menos bag, I've used iit everyday since it was released. Just a great everyday bag!
Very fast delivery from UK to Austria. Very good quality of the backbag. It was a present and the recepient likes it a lot.
The rucksack is perfect. Lovely quality. Beautiful design. Great service too! Thank you
Hi Menos Team,
I’ve been using the Menos backpack for a few weeks now and it is a superb backpack to take everything I need with me. Keep up the good work👍
Looks great, waterproof and fits my stuff for a few days city break. Would like it to have a better partitioning (ex. internal pocket(s) for phone and cables/pens) but I'm happy overall. Thanks!
I love the style of the backpack first and foremost. I had been searching for ages for a minimalist bag that was affordable and also not too big, and this was perfect. The size is absolutely ideal for me. It holds all of my things but isn’t unnecessarily large. Quality is fantastic, it feels great, and I also love how it stands up on its own. Plus the company is trying to make an impact and that is honestly the thing that ultimately led me to make the purchase. Planting a tree, recycled products, I’m all for doing what I can, when I can and I respect that Menos does the same.
I like how the bag has a slim silhouette but I can still fit everything I need. I also love the fact they use a sustainable package.
Sending Love from the Philippines.
I love it. Neat and tidy. Well made. Congratulations!
It’s super stylish, elegant, and understated. It goes so well with a business casual or classy look. It’s a very subtle touch to your look and makes you look very put together. Also it’s very practical and usable. Great find!
After not finding a backpack that was affordable but also met my needs in terms of the style for a professional environment with the ability to carry everything I needed day to day, I decided to buy the Menos Backpack.
It arrived very quickly with a handwritten thank you note and eco-friendly packaging in line with the brand's ideals.
I had a couple of questions soon after buying the bag, contacted the team at Menos, and received a personalised reply less than 24 hours after sending the message.
I've only had it for a couple of weeks but it has been a game changer for me, I felt able to carry everything needed for any eventuality without it being overstuffed or heavy, and no sweaty back!
It feels high quality and well put together in addition to being extremely well thought out, I hope it lasts the test of time, but if you're considering one, don't hesitate.
Style and functionality shouldn't cost the earth.
That's why we use recycled materials in our products, only use compostable or recyclable packaging, and every purchase you make funds the collection of 100 plastic bottles' worth of ocean-bound plastic. Learn more.
Less is more.
Meaning "less" in Spanish, Menos is all about getting the most out of a minimalist design. We focus on the essentials to combine uncompromising functionality with a sleek aesthetic. Our products adapt to your needs, meaning you can go from the office to the airport with ease.
Quality and durability should be the norm, not the exception.
We want to make ethical sourcing and quality craftmanship mainstream by offering durable products built to last at an accessible price point.
When you buy any Menos product, you fund the collection of 100 ocean-bound plastic bottles' worth of plastic before it reaches our seas.
Local people in coastal communities exchange the plastic that they collect for money, helping them get access to microfinance, tuition, healthcare and food.
Our first batch of 600 backpacks will mean 60,000 plastic bottles are collected, preventing 1.2 tons of plastic reaching the ocean.
Both the outer fabric and the inner lining of our backpacks are made from recycled polyethylene tetraphyte (RPET). It's a durable, water resistant material made from recycled plastic. Best of all, a 2017 study found that manufacturing RPET uses 59% less energy and releases 32% less CO2 when compared with virgin polyester.
Each backpack is made from the equivalent of 15 recycled plastic bottles.
We want to end single-use plastic, so package our products in compostable bags and recyclable cardboard boxes.
Through our partnership with Tree Nation, we plant a tree for every order made through our website. This means that we more than offset all shipping and production emissions (including emissions from sending our products to our customers).
We also strive to reduce emissions where we can, including through the use of less energy-consuming recycled materials.
In terms of where we manufacture our products, our first batch of backpacks were made in China, as a significant number of the backpack's high-quality components (waterproof YKK zips, ergonomic buckles, backpanel mesh) are manufactured there.
However, we have plans to manufacture future products closer to home to further reduce our CO2 emissions.