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The Brooks Pickwick Backpack is a made in Italy versatile 24 litre capacity roll-top back pack, trimmed with waterproof zips and fabricated with handy secret pockets for valuables.
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All orders are sent from our HQ in Hampton (near London!) & despatched the same day (Mon-Fri) if in stock and ordered before 2pm UK time. That's just how we like to roll.
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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:
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!
3 out of 3 riders found this review helpful.
by YULIA AMARAL
from United Kingdom
Perfect size, fantastic little compartments for those important bits, really comfortable straps that don't fall off the shoulder, ideal if you carry heavy goods or odd sized ones. Definite lover of this bag. You'll love this if like me you study architecture. Absolute Perfection!
by Judith Hosbach
Size comment: "True to size"
Das Ausmaß ist gleichermaßen für Mann und Frau geeignet. Trotz meiner kleinen Größe von 1,62 m sitzt der Rucksack perfekt auf meinen Frauenschultern und schmeichelt jedem Outfit. Angenehmes Tragekomfort und schlichtes Design machen diesen geräumigen Rucksack zu einem wahren Lebensbegleiter. Ich hoffe auf viele gemeinsame und haltbare Jahre...
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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.
answered by Always Riding
Hi chaps, Wanting to order another pickwick backpack and was wondering if these are the new batch with just the one slip pocket inside rather than the pocket split into two compartments? Thanks, B
brandon, 6th June 2013
Thanks for the message - our very latest deliveries from Italy have one slip pocket, sewn down the middle to create two pockets.
answered by Always Riding
Brooks England Sizing
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• Please choose the next size up if you prefer a longer cape, as this will not significantly increase other dimensions.
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