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The Brooks Pickwick Backpack is a versatile 24 litre capacity roll-top bag, and represents the newest arrival to the Brooks bag range.
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Established in 1866 originally under the name of JB Brooks & Co, Brooks England has grown from a small workshop concern to a byword for quality craftsmanship. For almost a century and a half the Brooks collection of saddles, bags & accessories have been synonymous with considered manufacture, heritage and a rider-centric focus that is to this day, still at the core of this most English of brands.
2 reviews for Brooks Pickwick Backpack
by Brandon Wong
from United Kingdom
Quality day pack
Size comment: "Tends to be small"
Having acquired the Brooks Hampstead Holdall a few months back, I was really impressed with both the quality and finishing of the bag, the waxed canvas used is particularly nice. So when I was in the market for a backpack, I looked at the Islington and Pickwick as I knew I would get a quality product with Brooks. The Islington was very nice but I found the width of the bag to be insanely wide (for me anyway and I'm not a small chap) which is a shame so returned for a Pickwick. The Pickwick is a lovely design and looks much better in real life than the product shot. There are better shots here: http://ameblo.jp/cyclehakusen/entry-11416932355.html Brooks have done a great job with this bag, it looks stunning in the black colourway, the design is so clean and simple and there are some nice details throughout. Initially, I thought not having padded straps would be an issue but it really isn't, even with a heavy load, the sternum strap takes care of the weight distribution. Although the capacity is 24l, it does feel smaller for some reason than my other bags, but nevertheless holds a fair bit still. I loaded it up with the usual, laptop, hard drive, headphones, some clothes, chargers, ipad and wallet and sunglasses and the Pickwick ate them all up easily. Inside, there are two slots that would fit an ipad mini/ipod and some sunglasses/wallet. The hidden bottom compartment is a nice size for a lock, etc. The side slot goes all the way through, so you can fit your hand and arm inside, however if you have larger sized hands it may be tricky to get stuff that is lodged inside. The leather is quality as you would expect from Brooks. There are 4 metal studs on the bottom of the bag incase you need to pop it on the floor. I also own a Nanamica Cycling pack from Japan which seem to be getting quite popular over in the UK. It is almost the same size but rrp is about £300 for one of those and I consider the Pickwick to be the better backpack of the two, so it is quite competitively priced at £195. All in all, very happy with it. If you're in the market for a quality well made day pack that is also unique in design and is competitively priced, this is the one. I am glad I bought it from Always Riding, as their customer service and speediness in getting you the product (Free postage by the way) is second to none. Thanks Pete!
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Hello there Would this bag fit a 15inch Mac Book Pro? Thanks Lucy
lucy, 17th February 2013
Thanks for the question - yes indeed it would, the bag is quite spacious and can happily take a laptop of 15" plus the associated accessories.
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