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Ray Mears Forage Bag

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Ray Mears Forage Bag


Weight: 122 g         1 review
The Ray Mears Forage Bag has been developed with Ray and the Woodlore outdoor team to provide the best combination of features for convenient gathering of wild foods whether you set out with foraging in mind or come across an unexpected crop that you simply can’t pass by.

When trying to ascertain what was required of this product at the design stage it seemed that everyone had different ideas. After some trial and error we came up with an adaptable combination that we think will work for everyone.

Firstly we wanted to make sure that the bag was suitable for gathering food so we have chosen an uncoated cotton canvas in a medium weight hard wearing weave which won’t leach any undesirable chemicals onto your foods. Undo a press stud to remove the leather flap and the canvas bag itself can be hand washed and allowed to air dry thoroughly, keeping the bag and your food hygienic.

There is definitely a call to keep this convenient, compact bag on your belt using the built in belt loops but if you prefer, the self-contained design can be stowed in your pack or pocket. If you do keep it on your belt you can simply release the single press stud securing the flap to reveal a handy dump pouch. Alternatively undo the press studs at the base of the belt loops to release the bag and handle for a hand held option; the handle is big enough to slide onto your wrist if you want both hands free. A paracord shoulder strap is also included which can be trimmed to the desired length or removed if not required.

The neat finish inside the base and blunted corners help prevent small berries and leaves from getting trapped. The bag will hold approx. 1.8 kg of solid foods such as apples or berries. If you use the bag secured to your belt as a dump pouch make sure your belt is snug to keep the belt loops in place. This bag is made to work perfectly with the Ray Mears Leather Belt but will take belts up to about 5cm wide depending on the thickness.

To pack away fold the sides of the bag to the centre of the front, then fold up in thirds towards the top, securing the leather flap to the central press stud on the handle where it folds up from underneath the bag. Use the press studs on the back to secure the belt loops in place.

All of our leather and canvas goods are hand-made by Woodlore's resident leather worker Becky Brewster, a craftswoman with over three decades of experience. The leather used in this bag is vegetable tanned with full, natural grain and hand-dyed in house to the unique Woodlore colour.

For an insight into Ray’s ethos on our leather goods, please view our Leather Goods page.

  • Dimensions folded: 10.5 x 12 x 3 cm (H x W x D)
  • Dimensions unfolded: 27.5 x 23 cm (H x W)
  • Weight: 122 g
  • Hygienic - removable leather flap allows washing of canvas bag
  • 12 mm sturdy, non-rusting, ring type press studs, bronze finish on brass
  • Leather flap in Woodlore’s Rich Brown colour
  • 9.5 oz brown cotton canvas
  • Compact design when closed
  • Built in handle
  • Built in belt loops
  • Adjustable/ removable para cord shoulder strap
*Please forage responsibly and only consume what you are certain is safe to eat.


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Ray Mears Forage Bag is rated 5/5 based on 1 customer review.

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  I made my own forage bag but thought I would treat myself to one of these. As usual the make and finish from Becky are outstanding - way better than my effort. Seems a shame to stain it with sloes and berries but it is a well dimensioned functional item that just demands to be used.  

  Darrel Singh
21st October, 2023

Rated: 5/5

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