The Ocean Backpack

$150.00 USD

Our sleek, minimalist Ocean Backpack is thoughtfully designed to simultaneously look and feel compact but to also fit everything you need. Crafted with 20 bottles worth of recycled ocean plastics, the bag will fit your 15" laptop, stack onto your luggage, and features interior compartments to keep things organized. And did we mention it is water-resistant? If you are "not a backpack person", this bag will make you backpack person!

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  • 100% Recycled Nylon (made from approximately 20 recycled 500ml plastic bottles derived from the ocean)
  • 100% Polyester Lining. Vegan leather details. 


  • Water-resistant nylon
  • Interior compartments: 3 open pockets, 1 zippered pocket, 15" laptop pocket 
  • Front sleeve with the iconic SAMARA closure 
  • Back zippered pocket and key leash
  • The essentials pouch
  • Luggage slider
  • Adjustable straps with strap loops

19.5" (H) x 14.8" (W)

U.S. Shipping Only. Delivery from 5-7 business days. Shipping is free on orders over $150. This is shipped from Samara and not from Girlboss. Returns are accepted within 14 days of receiving your order. Please contact for any returns.

Why We Love it

It’s made with 20 bottles’ worth of recycled ocean plastic. This backpack is kitted out with interior compartments (including one for a 15” laptop), it can stack onto your rolling suitcase and it’s water-resistant. Sorry canvas tote, we’ve moved on.

Meet The Founder


Salima Visram believes that beautiful fashion does not have to come at the cost of the environment. To that end, she created SAMARA, a line of cruelty-free bags and accessories. “The brand started out of a need for small, minimalist purses and wallets that were not overtly branded, that were eco-friendly and did not pose any harm to animals,” explains Visram.

The brand launched in 2017 in Toronto—though Visram was on an ill-timed vacation in Los Angeles at the time. “I started with the $500 I had in my bank account and our first batch of bags sold out that night. I remember not having figured out shipping or anything, and then having to spend that Christmas packing boxes and making multiple trips to USPS.”

Since that shaky—but promising—start, Visram has brought on a full, all-female team. And she gives 10% of profits to The Soular Backpack, an initiative that provides children in East Africa with a backpack equipped with a solar panel, which allows them to do their homework at night without the use of kerosene.