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New Canmore®Hybrid Bag New addition to the Canmore® product range


Combining GORE-TEX® fabric technology with natural hide

Our innovative new bag has been created by combining our technically advanced fabric which is based on a specially developed GORE-TEX® membrane with natural hide.

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Welcome to CANMORE®

The CANMORE® pipe bag is a technically advanced fabric pipe bag which is based on a specially developed GORE-TEX® membrane from W.L Gore and Associates (UK) Ltd.

Initially developed in 1987 with consultation provided by Bob Shepherd MBE from RT Shepherd and Son Ltd, the CANMORE® pipe bag became the first ever synthetic pipe bag on the market, a concept that would later be copied by several other manufacturers who saw the benefits of a pick up and play anytime pipe bag.

The pipe bag has been designed to provide the best features of more traditional sheepskin and hide bags while eliminating their major drawbacks. The features offered by the CANMORE® pipe bag include:

  • Maintenance free - a naturally supple product that requires no seasoning
  • Specially developed GORE-TEX® fabric
  • Pick up and play anytime
  • Automatic moisture control - even pitch and tone
  • Ease of assembly
  • Longer bag life
  • More hygienic
  • 2 year guarantee

Initially developed in Scotland for the Highland bagpipes, the CANMORE® pipe bag is also available for the Scottish small pipes, the Spanish Gaita pipes and the Shuttle pipes.

In recent years a zip has been added to the CANMORE® pipe bag allowing players access to the inside of the bag now making total moisture control a reality by allowing the piper to monitor and control any build up of moisture. The CANMORE® pipe bag supports most moisture control systems on the market today.

In October 2009 the transfer of ownership of the CANMORE® Pipe Bag business from WL Gore & Associates to Canmore Pipe Bags Ltd took place and we are based in Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland and our products are available via stockists across the world.

If you have any questions regarding our products please contact us.