Inspired by their great products designed in the late 1800's, Brooks England has revived the company slogan 'Saddles, Bags, Etc.' and re-introduced a range of cycle bags and other accessories. Best known for their beautiful, handcrafted leather saddles, the company is now following a new course to honor their heritage.
The new Brooks range is comprised of reproductions of historical saddle bag designs, such as the Challenge patented in 1896, as well as a new line of cycle bags.
The Islington Rucksack (shown above) features innovative shoulder straps which can be easily adjusted to stabilize the bag while riding. Both straps can be crossed diagonally over the chest or one of the straps can be secured laterally around your waist.
One of my favorites, the Hamstead Holdall (above), can be worn over your shoulder or attached to your rear bike rack. The removable straps can be adjusted for length via the four strap buckles.
The Brixton (above) is the most versatile satchel which can be easily expanded via the roll top closure to become a tote. The ends of the adjustable shoulder strap can be pulled together around your waist to increase stability as you ride.
Finally the Devon Rear Travel Panniers (above) are made from water resistant cotton and fine leather. Waterproof zips allow each pannier to be opened like a small suitcase. The panniers can be easily attached to your rear bike rack using the Arkel Cam-Lock hook system.
The Brooks cycle bags are manufactured in England using the same high quality vegetable tanned leather featured in the legendary Brooks Saddles. All the cycle bags seen here will be available for 2011.