The Menos Backpack
Minimalist, sustainable design, helping you boss the every day
An independent, British backpack brand.
Buy 1, Collect 100
For every backpack sold, we fund the collection of 100 ocean-bound plastic bottles.
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.
Let customers speak for us
They look great, they’re spacious and they’re well made. Thank you Beth and Liam, you’ve done an amazing job. Wishing you all the best in the years ahead.
I found Menos thanks to Liam's YouTube channel and decided to buy the Menos bag as I was in the market for a professional and stylish backpack. The Menos backpack suits my commuting to work needs incredibly well. Whilst I wish it was slightly bigger, I find in surprising how much stuff will fit inside!
Overall, a highly recommend bag!
Several months on, I still love the bag! It’s amazing, compact and fashionable too! Thanks guys for designing such an amazing product!
I’ve had my Menos for a year now and am absolutely loving using it for my daily commute. It looks and feels sleek and minimalist and it is easy to keep organised with all the internal pockets including the water bottle holder and laptop sleeve.
The 180 degree opening makes it really easy to access all my things and is invaluable when packing my Menos for a weekend away! I also love the soft lined easy access side pocket for my AirPods and passport.
The fact that this back pack is made from a water-resistant material (recycled plastic) is the cherry on the cake.
Thank you so much Liam and Beth, I can’t wait to see what’s next from Menos!
As well as all the great functionality of the inside, it doesn’t break your back! The padding eases the strain of a normal backpack wonderfully!
Bought for boyfriend’s birthday as he is a big fan of Liam’s videos and he is very happy - says its comfortable and well made 👌
Great backpack used every day to commute on my bike to the co-working space where I work - really love the brand and have actually had a couple of compliments about the bag from random people out and about. Practical and stylish, and quality seems great so far!
I bought the Menos backpack because I am now commuting regularly to the city and needed something compact and convenient. I have taken it on a few day trips so far and I am loving it. After years of commuting, the Menos backpack has fulfilled all of the wishlist items I always wanted while on the go. The battery pack option is amazing and the compartments inside make for easy organized travel. I also very much appreciate the environmental focus. Nice work Menos!
Originally bought this as an everyday bag for work, which it’s perfect for, but it has so many design features that make it great for weekend trips that it’s now my go-to travel bag. My girlfriend has also bought one after seeing mine - would highly recommend!
Awesome bag! It’s become my everyday bag for work. Fits a laptop and gym gear nicely. Feels good to have purchased a sustainable product
Great bag for commuting and can carry a lot - headphones, keyboard, mouse, 2 laptops and a change of clothes all easily fit. Comfortable to wear even when full of heavy stuff 🙌
Really impressed by the quality of my Menos - even better than expected. The easy-access pocket is big enough for a phone, wallet and keys, and the bag itself much more spacious than lots of other commuter bags. Nice big laptop sleeve too.
Loved that I could use the compostable packaging as a food waste bag. Now used every day for commuting - the best backpack I’ve bought!
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.