The Hill & Ellis Birkdale bike bag is a vintage/modern variation on the classic 'bowling' bag. It's a bit special. Don Draper and Marilyn Monroe would be proud. It even smells delicious.
The Birkdale is made of 100% top-quality leather, trimmed with natural tan leather and pale gold metal features and zips. It's elegantly lined with custom-designed striped cotton.
It's more than just beautiful: clever features include a waterproofed zip section at the bottom of the bag for items you might want to keep separate, a bike key hook, inside zip pocket and a protective laptop sleeve (13inch). There's also has a small outside pocket for fast-access essentials like lipstick and keys. Also included are Hill & Ellis' standard crafty features like a metal leather protector to stop the bag chaffing on the pannier rack and reversible reflective strips for increased visibility.
There's even a separate leather pouch containing a reflective waterproof rain cover for really wet days - the leather is durable but this will ensure it doesn't weather too fast on wet days.
Dimensions (max): 46.5cm (W) x 33cm (H) x 15.5cm (D)
Capacity: 16.5 litres
The pannier hooks are designed for a standard pannier rack only (6-10mm in diameter) and they do not fit onto a Brompton bike.
- Top quality, ethically sourced leather from India/Bangladesh
- Custom printed cotton twill lining
- Segregated waterproof bottom zip section
- Internal bike key hook
- Internal zip pocket
- Protective laptop sleeve (13")
- Small external pocket for quick access
- Metal leather protector to stop chafing on pannier rack
- Reversible reflective strips
- Separate elasticated reflective yellow rain cover in leather pouch
- Pannier hooks designed for standard pannier rack only (6-10mm in diameter) - do not fit onto a Brompton bike
- Dimensions: (at its biggest) 46.5cm (W) x 33cm (H) x 15.5cm (D)
- Capacity: 16.5 litres
Hill & Ellis was created in 2012 by Catherine Ellis. Catherine is a fanatical cyclist but one who prefers not to look like an Olympic track cyclist when she arrives at work on her bike! This extended to her choice of bag - she became fed up with the many cycling bags that fail to combine practicality with style.
So she decided to design and produce them herself. All her bags are designed with the particular needs of the cyclist in mind, but you don't need to be a cyclist to fall in love with them.
Hill & Ellis bags are conceived and made in conjunction with a workshop full of highly skilled bag makers in Delhi. Catherine has spent time in the workshop and has seen personally their intricate skills and happy working conditions. And the finished products are testament to both things.
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