Cleave Knapsack

7 customer reviews


The evolution to our super popular Strand Knapsack. The Cleave is our two tone, super stylish 25L day bag with added functionality. Offering an incredibly durable dry finish canvas exterior that offers fantastic water repellent properties.

Backed up by a water resistant internal 100% cotton liner, all handmade by us in Bude, North Cornwall. With our Lifetime Repair Offer, this backpack is guaranteed to be on your shoulder for years to come!

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Lifetime Gear

The Cleave Knapsack is our neatly styled two tone 16oz Canvas Day Bag.  Dry waxed to allow for a superior water repellent finish. Doubled up with a 100% cotton, Base cloth liner. With the liner being equally as repellent as the exterior this neat little day bag will be sure to keep all gear dry on your commute or day out.  We use the very best Organic Dry Waxed Cotton from British Millerain for our Knapsacks.  Also making it completely machine washable at 30 degrees.

Built with the timeless style of the surf and street culture this day bag is the perfect handmade alternative to the norm. Built in Bude, North Cornwall we have made the Cleave as part of our Lifetime Gear range.  It therefore comes with 18 months free repair* as standard.

Made in Cornwall

Sized around 25L and with the following dimensions (64 cm at max open) 50cm High x 40 cm Wide and 15 cm Deep. We offer a more stripped back version of the Cleave, The Strand. It’s the little brother, with a little less size and features…check it out here.

  • 100% Organic Dry Wax Cotton Canvas Exterior – From British Millerain
  • 100% cotton lined
  • Internal keys/wallet pocket
  • Internal Laptop sleeve
  • Internal hook and loop closed stash pocket
  • Water repellent with dry finish wax
  • Metal front buckle carrying our Heritage logo
  • Metal strap fixings
  • Ultra durable
  • Super stylish
  • Timeless feel and approach

Get hands on with our Cleave Knapsack and feel the quality for yourself… we love people visiting and dropping in at the unit, so simply give us a message to arrange a visit! You can find us here – 50.830563786293894, -4.543589290737553

* Lifetime repairs free for the first 18 months from date of purchase. After the 18 month period? Book your cleave backpack in for repair at our in-house workshop!


Standard UK Delivery  – Small items £3.50 (Royal Mail second class 3-5 day service)

Standard UK Delivery – Large items £6.50 (Royal Mail second class 3-5 day service)

Parcelforce 24hr Delivery available from £9.99

All extra large items “bulky” items will be shipped via Parcelforce. (Surf Board Bags etc)

Free Local Collection in Bude, EX23 8LT

To avoid additional charges, please contact us for International shipping.

Returns & Refund Policy

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us as soon as possible.

Returns: All online orders can be returned within 30 days for an online store credit.  However, please be aware we do not offer refunds. We only offer refunds for having received defective or faulty products. If you wish to return your item/s or if in the event you are to receive an incorrect or defective product please contact us immediately at [email protected].

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  1. Zoe Gascoyne

    INCREDIBLE piece of kit. Pockets in the Perfect places and so much precision and love put into the bag. The inside pockets are perfect so you don’t loose stuff in the man bag and after spilling a drink in it I can confirm it’s fully waterproof! Thanks Rooted Ocean!!

  2. Johny

    I bought a custom Cleave in black and camo roll top, it looks amazing, great quality! Had it out in the rain several times and it’s beaded straight off, very impressed! Would happily recommend Rooted Ocean to anyone!!

  3. Ruth

    I totally love my Cleave knapsack, currently using it as a laptop bag and able to fit so much more in it too. Brilliantly designed and crafted, you just have to show it off to everyone. Thanks Rooted Ocean.

  4. Grace

    I’ve had my Cleave backpack for about 6 months now and use it almost everyday. It’s really well made and incredibly durable.

  5. Toby

    Awesome bag! Used daily and never let me down. The guys listened to what I wanted and made a few rad custom tweaks for swim fins and things! Super quality!

  6. Adam Waller-Toyne

    Finally received my Cleave knapsack (royal mail’s fault not the Rooted guys!). First impressions, very happy, just what i was looking for, a basic, uncomplicated backpack, functional, easy on the eye and solid construction. No zips, no plastic, no bother. And the bonuses! You guys really need to work on your advertising, not mentioned in the blurb (that i could see?), three internal pockets!! Padded laptop sleeve and small and large stash holes, top marks again!

  7. David Somerville

    Loving the Cleave! It’s a really functional backpack, looks good and feels like it will last forever. I particularly like the solid buckles, the inside pocket for my laptop and the handy key hanging hook.

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