BARBICAN MESSENGER BAG - LEATHER
The Brooks Barbican Leather Messenger Bag is the Grand Daddy of Brooks bags and father to the less indulgent Canvas Barbican Messenger. Hand crafted in England using the same vegetable tanned bridle leather used for Brooks saddles, this large messenger bag will keep your belongings safe from the elements and the innovative shoulder strap can be extended to fit around your waist, bringing about incredible stability no matter what kind of cargo you're carrying.
The bag was a directly influenced by two patents filed by John Boultbee and his son Wilfred Mason in 1910 relating to improvements in satchels, knapsacks and the like. Both of these patents guaranteed more equal distribution of the load over the straps and more stability of the bag whilst cycling. With this in mind the Barbican featurs a shoulder belt which can be easily secured around the waist during the ride.
- Beautifully constructed from vegetable tanned bridle leather
- Innovative shoulder strap doubles as a waistband for stability
- Features a removable valuables and small media pocket inside
- Inside there is a large open compartment
- Available in Antique Brown of Black Leather
- Made in the hills of Tuscany, Italy
- Depth: 120mm, Width: 440mm, Height: 300mm, Weight: 1500g, Volume: 15L
Brooks Company History: Brooks England was founded in 1866 by John Boultbee Brooks, originally to manufacture leather harnesses and tackle for horses. Legend has it that the death of Mr. Brooks’ horse prompted him to seek alternative transportation, trying out the recent two-wheeled invention, the bicycle. He fell in love but found the wooden saddle excruciating. He vowed to make it more comfortable and so the Brooks leather saddle was born.
Today Brooks manufacture a wide range of bicycle accessories from backpacks, bicycle panniers and saddle bags to helmets, poncho’s and wallets and to this day all Brooks Leather Saddles are still hand made by skilled craftspeople using traditional methods in Birmingham, England and the fundamental design of the saddles is unchanged. While the new Cambium range, helmets and bags are all made in Italy.