The most stylish of the lot, the Brooks Dalston is also the most expensive – but it’s fantastically comfortable, waterproof and I’ve even used it when not on my bike, so if you’re happy to splash the cash it’s worth it for the use you’ll get out of it. The Brooks Dalston has a very straightforward design and is made from a waterproof canvas-style material with a leather carry handle, zip pulls and support bars across the back. The zip opening to the bag is covered by a fold of waterproof material, so even in fairly heavy rain my stuff inside stayed dry.
Inside the Brooks Dalston there’s a laptop sleeve for a 15” laptop, a zipped pocket and two further deep pockets. There is also a flat pocket on the front (good for putting your lock in), a stretchy pocket for a water bottle and a further flat side pocket. It’s not the biggest bag however, so if you’re carrying a change of clothes plus need to do your weekly shop, you’ll struggle. It’d also be handy if it had a hook inside for your keys. Despite that, I love this bag for its aesthetic appeal alone.
Available in black, grey or brown from Brooks England.