The Brits know a thing or two about a fine saddle, and we’re not just talking about Pippa Middleton’s posterior. Brooks England has been around since 1866, making kickass leather bicycle saddles and damn handsome bicycle luggage to go with them. And now, there’s this. The Brooks Pickwick Backpack 150th Anniversary Edition ($260).
All black, and all business, this minimalist backpack’s design captures the simplicity of an urban bike ride. Crafted from a water-resistant cotton canvas and a leather trim, this roll-top bag has sophistication and versatility in spades. It’s accented with a copper-plated zipper and hook closures and there’s a secret compartment and exterior pocket in the back of the bag to keep your valuables safe—perhaps a love note from Pippa?