Our Original styles remain popular best sellers. The Collection includes our classic Men’s shoulder bags, rucksacks and luggage, with all the features that have made Chapman bags so popular over the years: traditional waterproof bonded cotton canvas, military specification webbing, solid brass hardware, English vegetable tanned leather fittings and a rugged construction which should give you many years’ faithful service.

    The Collection is offered in our classic Khaki and Olive Green and in some cases Deep Olive and Navy colours. You can specify a different colour combination through taking advantage of our Bespoke service.

    The Fell

    A handily sized everyday bag useful for all kinds of activities.

    The Rambler

    A large and fully zipped shoulder bag suitable for work, travel and flying.

    The Classic Holdall

    Available in 2 sizes, this is a handsome, durable and user friendly style. The Small is suitable for day trips, weekends and as a gymn bag, the Medium for a week’s holiday and the Large for anything longer.

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    The Modern British Collection draws on Chapman’s rich sporting heritage while introducing new styles, colours and materials, all manufactured in our Carlisle factory.

    Many styles have been designed with useful features for contemporary living, including:

    • The ability to carry technology easily and securely;
    • Multi-functional design so you can wear a bag on your back or carry it in your hand, a useful feature for cyclists and commuters;
    • Selective use of modern high performance materials such as premium Italian nylon and British Cordura, which increase strength while reducing weight.

    The Modern British Collection includes 3 main Collections:

     British Rivers

    A range of contemporary styles specified in a British dyed and shower proofed 18oz canvas twill. In keeping with Chapman’s origins as a maker of traditional fishing bags, each bag is named after a famous British river: the Conon, Findhorn, Itchen, Bovey, Wye, Ribble, Tyne and Helmsdale. Using heritage quality materials like military grade cotton webbing, vegetable tanned leather and solid brass fittings, the Collection also includes modern features like padded technology compartments and plentiful interior and exterior organisation. The range spans tablet friendly smaller styles like the Conon Clutch through to larger bags and luggage like the Wye Work Bag and the Helmsdale Holdall.

    City of London

    This is our most detailed and highly specified business focused Collection. Made in a lightweight water resistant Italian nylon, dyed especially for Chapman, the bags feature high quality features like extra smooth running brushed nickel zips and hardware, a classic British dyed scarlet cotton lining, padded technology compartments and plentiful interior and exterior organisation. The range covers slimline business styles like the Cornhill Folio through to larger business travel styles like the Billingsgate Holdall. Each bag is named after a ward of London’s historic business and commercial district, the City of London.

    The Dunmail Collection

    A collection of contemporary styles made in Cordura, a waterproof material used in demanding field conditions. All the Dunmail bags feature the unique Dunmail toggle fastening, inspired by a traditional fishing float, which is hand crafted from turned and waxed English Ash wood. Please see our Chapman Archive for further information on the collection and on the legend of Dunmail, the last King of Cumbria.

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    Chapman is known for authentic British made pieces of classic style, fine materials and enduring quality. This Collection is principally made using our trademark British dyed and bonded cotton canvas, a handsome, robust and waterproof material. The Original styles are often based on heritage fishing and shooting designs, but incorporating handy features such as interior zipped pockets.

    Canvas Crossbody Saddle Bag

    A classic British made shoulder bag, ideal for “hands free” use, based on a traditional field bag design. Made from our waterproof British dyed and bonded cotton canvas, also treated with a water repellent coating.

    Mayfly Satchel

    Based on a classic fishing bag, the Mayfly has been updated to incorporate modern features like adjustable magnetic clasps and a removable interior poppered purse.

    Leather Crossbody Saddle Bag

    The Lady’s Leather Saddle Bag is a perfect cross body style for everyday use. The bag is made using 2 different kinds of the highest quality vegetable tanned leather and is available in Black, Brown, Navy and Tan.

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    Our Tweed is woven in the Borders close to our factory. We laminate the tweed with a cotton backing and weatherproof membrane to produce a beautiful and hard wearing material suitable for bag making. We generally specify the tweed in 2 colourways: a green tweed with a pink check, and a black tweed with a blue check. We use a full grain Tan leather with green tweed, and a Navy leather with black tweed. The result is a handsome combination of natural materials in a uniquely hand crafted and authentically British product.

    Based on styles we have developed with leading British designers like Sophie Hulme, we offer our Border Tweed bags in a wide range of shapes, from simple saddle bags, handbags, backpacks and totes to luxurious bench made handbags and shoulder bags like the Lucy, Joanna, Ruth and Annie. Female friendly features include magnetic clasps, interior zip pockets, phone and key slips and exterior pockets on all our totes. Our bags also specify generous leather trim and reinforcement of areas prone to wear. The Chapman Border Tweed collection offers our clients the opportunity to enjoy an authentically British made bag, using classic British materials, built to suit your daily needs.

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  • ROD & GUN

    Chapman started life as a manufacturer of fishing and shooting bags. We still manufacture these products using the same high quality materials. We also manufacture a collection of rugged holdalls, often used in conjunction with field sports and designed primarily as car luggage under our Cargo label.


    Chapman fishing bags are authentically British made pieces of traditional style and durable quality. Most are offered with an optional poppered waterproof liner. The range includes various sizes and styles, including netted bags.


    We offer a full range of game bags, cartridge bags and gun covers, made using our highly durable Game Brown canvas. We also offer a bespoke service to customers to suit their individual requirements, for instance a rifle cover made to measure for specialist equipment.


    Our Cargo bags are made from a rugged and waterproof woven man made material. The Cargo Utility Holdall is one of our most popular sellers and is ideal for chucking a load of things into the back of the car without creating a mess. The Cargo Kitbags and Boot Bag complete the range.

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