About Us

We are a small family business based in Cowichan Bay BC.  We are committed to providing quality products designed specifically for mariners, pedestrians, bicycle commuters, mass transit users, and world travelers.

We are passionate about travel, multimodal/intermodal pedestrian transit, and mixed-mode commuting.  We provide products to help our customers embrace this dynamic lifestyle regardless of age or ability.  We are committed to providing enduring products that are both widely affordable and domestically made – transparently, and responsibly.  Every Puddle Jump Bags is made in Cowichan Bay, BC using domestically sourced materials whenever possible.

We offer quality products that will serve you well for decades of daily use.  Should you need it we will repair your bag for free within the first 10 years of use (shipping not included). The bag can be retreated with Aqua Tite Fabric Treatment to restore water resistance every couple of years and/or after washing.  For added protection treat exposed seams with IOSSO Seam Sealer.

The Market Bag a.k.a. “Basic Tote”, the Anchorage Bag a.k.a. “Original Tote”, and the “Day Bag” are original designs conceived, developed, and tested as we travel aboard our floating home, S/V Riki Tiki Tavi for five years.  Every bag is handmade by the designer in his workshop in Cowichan Bay, BC.  More than four years of prototyping, testing, and development have been invested in these designs.  Our goal is to connect with our customers as much as possible while bringing our designs to market.  Your feedback is very much appreciated as each design evolves with your help!

All materials are domestically sourced where possible.  With the exception of vinyl, all components are widely considered food safe and are fully recyclable. Please read a description of the toxicity of materials used here.

Our family travel blog is www.boatsteading.com.

Thanks for your interest in Puddle Jump Bags.  We welcome your questions and comments via email at info@puddlejumpbags.com.


The shop in Sidney, BC. Yes, it is a container :)