Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 30 customer ratings
(30 customer reviews)


Use a great looking backpack that has its origins in single-use plastic drink bottles!

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What makes our backpack so good?

Colourful and attractive with unique designs, Onya Backpacks are made from rPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate) material, which is what you get when you recycle old plastic water bottles into fibre. In fact, each backpack is made from up to 10 plastic bottles!

Strong, durable, and lightweight, our backpack stuffs down into a keyring sized pouch when not in use.


  • Comfortable, easily adjustable shoulder straps
  • Practical handle
  • Simple zip up closure
  • Mobile/iPod/Radio innovatively stows inside pouch when bag is in use
  • Direct headphone porthole
  • Ultimate lightweight (90g)
  • Useful front pocket
  • 12cm deep,28cm across, 42cm high
  • 14 Litre Capacity
  • Made from up to 10 plastic bottles
  • 12 month Manufacturers Warranty

A note on our packaging: Our commitment to sustainability extends to our packaging which is made from post-consumer recycled material and printed with water based inks so it is suitable for both recycling or composting!

Additional information

Weight 0.14 kg
Dimensions 19 × 11 × 3.5 cm

30 reviews for Backpack

  1. Avatar for Shona B
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Shona B

    Backpack arrived promptly. Handy and easy to use. Can hold quite a bit.

  2. Avatar for Maureen A
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Maureen A

    My Onya Backpacks arrived yesterday and I’m absolutely delighted with your product! It’s going to be wonderful for shopping trips both here and on holidays! I know my sisters will be so happy with their gifts!

    You’re certainly a well organized, efficient business. The correspondence has been the best I’ve ever seen. Thanks too for saying the purchases were $10 for Canada Customs!😉

  3. Avatar for Kim R
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Kim R

    Lots of positive comments on my backpack and “where did you get it?” Found it in an op shop! and I use it on my bike, hiking, shopping, as a day pack when on trips, and on casual shopping trips around town.

  4. Avatar for Claudia
    Rated 5 out of 5


    I bought one of these (or the predecessor) years ago at a market in Sydney.
    Every time I travel, weather it be a weekend or a bigger trip, this bag come with me.
    I use it as a laundry bag, it keeps the clean clothes separate from the dirty, and when I get a chance to do laundry I can shake out the whole bag into the washer, then just let go of the bag and wash it too! It dries faster than anything else so it’s always ready to go. and when I don’t need it? squished into the little pouch, weighs basically nothing – I love it.
    and when I’m not travelling? GYM BAG! :]

  5. Avatar for Kim T
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Kim T

    Great products and just what I was looking for. Really quick dispatch and appropriate packaging. My favourite are the backpacks that fold up into such a tiny bag, but to be honest, I just love it all! I’ve had loads of comments about the produce bags and passed your name onto many people. Keep up the good work!

  6. Avatar for Ali H
    Rated 4 out of 5

    Ali H

    Great bag
    Would love an interior pocket.
    Otherwise it’s just what I needed.

  7. Avatar for David J
    Rated 5 out of 5

    David J

    Shopping online to buy your backpack was easy and it arrived in a timely fashion. The backpack was given to a friend as a birthday present. Our family has two Onya backpacks and they are in constant use. I even used mine today as I was on a holiday in France and I found it useful to carry a bottle of water and a few other snacks. I always take mine with me when I am out bike riding. It fits easily in my bike’s under saddle bike kit.

  8. Avatar for Madeleine M
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Madeleine M

    Already an Onya fan, using the original design backpacks and shopping bags both at home and overseas. When I saw the new designs I could not resist and bought 2 (Bush Life and Tree of Life) – I got a discount and they arrived very quickly. Made really well, lovely designs, lightweight and hard wearing.

  9. Avatar for Lesley K
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Lesley K

    The back-pack is reasonably priced and being light weight good for carrying such things as rain jackets on walks.

  10. Avatar for Paul H
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul H

    Very cool and well made, can carry weight with no problem and an added bonus its 100% recycled!! Keep up the good work Onya

  11. Avatar for Rosina T
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Rosina T

    Absolutely love it. Comes with me on almost every trip.
    I am currently OS and I took bags (small and large) and back packs as gifts for friends and family.
    I would agree a second zip for the back pack would be more convenient.

  12. Avatar for Madeleine M
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Madeleine M

    Bought 2 backpacks for an upcoming overseas trip to throw in the suitcases and use as day packs. Already using for shopping trips. Very well made, strong and comfortable to wear even when full and heavy.

  13. Avatar for Jennifer
    Rated 5 out of 5


    I was on my way to a meeting when my handbag strap broke. Fortunately I had the backpack in my bag and was able to stuff the whole thing in the backpack. Great product.

  14. Avatar for Cheryl B
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Cheryl B

    Love the size and scrunch ability of all the Onya products. This 1 is off to Canada as a gift. I imagine it will visit many snowfields and forest walks . The Australian art is particularly appealing and it is going to a very talented artist.

  15. Avatar for Cheryl B
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Cheryl B

    Fantastic product as usual. Love the Australian Eucalyptus motif. This backpack is winging its way to Canada to my daughter who already has a love of Onya products and spreads the word.

  16. Avatar for Bonnie W
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Bonnie W

    I bought my first Onya Back backpack from a street fair when I was visiting Australia as a US tourist. Have used it ever since and have bought a couple as gifts. I am thrilled to see the new designs! I’m going to get another one for ME right now! Love the way they scrunch up for packing (even un-coordinated me can always tuck it up without a problem). Lightweight and strong they are absolutely perfect for any kind of travel or local trip.

  17. Avatar for Louise B
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Louise B

    Wow! What a fantastic product! I have been given one as a gift to take overseas with me, and, I can honestly say, I don’t know what I would have done without it!
    I just kept stuffing things into it and it just kept on expanding! It is lightweight, comfortable, it comes in great designs and colours, is inexpensive, eco friendly and, best of all, it’s AUSTRALIAN!!!!
    I will be buying these myself for gifts for friends. Great product!

  18. Avatar for Paula B
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Paula B

    I already had one of these backpacks, but I love it so much I wanted another for a spare. I live in the US, and was surprised to find out that I could only order from Australia. Well, the prices were reasonable and the shipping fast, so I ended up buying two backpacks. They are sturdy, surprisingly roomy and fold down to a nice portable size.

  19. Avatar for Cheryl
    Rated 5 out of 5


    Fantastic backpack useful size. This one is going for a present to Canada……along with many other ONYA products.
    Thank you for reducing the use of plastics.

  20. Avatar for Camilla Curtis
    Rated 4 out of 5

    Camilla Curtis

    Love the size – both when packed and open, strength and comfort of this backpack. It will live in my handbag, come with me on holiday and get lots of use.
    The only way I feel it could be improved is to have a double zip, one that opens from either side for easier access.

  21. Avatar for Jenny m
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Jenny m

    Bought two at The Rocks Craft ,Sydney, years and years ago. My husband and I always pack it just in case and always end up using it. Compact, lightweight, easy to wear and have 2 hands free and holds a lot including heavy things. Washable too! About to buy online for my now married sons who have kids.

  22. Avatar for Angela Maier
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Angela Maier

    Great products – really nice artwork on the bags – and fabulous service. Really impressed with how quickly I received my order. Thanks!

  23. Avatar for Christine Daldy
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Christine Daldy

    Really great bags. I have bought many from Onya over the years and now giving them as Christmas pressys.

  24. Avatar for Shyani S
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Shyani S

    I simply love this backpack. My dad brought me one back from a trip a couple of years ago and I have since bought two more for friends. They are extremely strong and useful to take on bush walks or overseas trips. I always pack it just in case and I have ALWAYS needed it =)

  25. Avatar for corri
    Rated 5 out of 5


    A must have for all festival and event goes!! My mom brought me an onya pack 2 years ago and it is still standing strong after a lot of thashing out!! I have since bought them for my friends as it is such a handy product. I have been surprised at how much it can hold without breaking – very reliable and useful product! great for any occasion.

  26. Avatar for Glen Blunden
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Glen Blunden

    I was thrilled to find this backpack with a boab tree on it. My friends absolutely love Broome and this gift to them brought back memories of their three trips there.

    Over the years I am now onto my eight backpack and have given many of them away as gifts. Everyone wants to know where to get more. I also have one large bag and a smaller one which are used daily.

    Many thanks.

  27. Avatar for Lauren C
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Lauren C

    Love it! Can use for so many things, easy to clean, very comfortable to wear, attractive designs and very well priced. They make wonderful gifts.

  28. Avatar for Kris B
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Kris B

    I have bought several of these bags for myself and others. They are fantastically versitile for a walk to the park with the kids or for overseas holidays. They make a fantastic gift too.

  29. Avatar for via Kidspot review
    Rated 5 out of 5

    via Kidspot review

    Jenny W.
    Onya Light Weight Back Pack.
    Excellent product. Holds quite a bit and is light and easy on the back. Very happy.

  30. Avatar for via Kidspot review
    Rated 5 out of 5

    via Kidspot review

    Celia W
    “Overseas Must’
    I coninue to run out of your Onya backpacks. Every friend is given one for their trip.They are so appreciative when then realise its advantages. Small, compact and strong.. allows the use of both hands . A certain MUST for OS travellers!

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