2013 Brooks Pickwick Backpack

We’re total bag nerds here. Our Brooks representatives know it, and stopped by recently with something special for us. Now on display is a preview model of the new Brooks Pickwick for 2013. The Pickwick is designed as a day bag: not too big, not too small – perfect for commuters, students, and others who do not need a huge messenger-style backpack.

2013 Brooks Pickwick Backpack

2013 Brooks Pickwick, front view

2013 Brooks Pickwick Backpack
2013 Brooks Pickwick, back view

2013 Brooks Pickwick Backpack

The Pickwick is made to Brook’s quality out of English leather, water resistant waxed canvas, and parachute straps – and they’re made in Italy. For extra security against poor weather, the bag uses a rolltop enclosure. The main compartment is large and has smaller inside organizing pouches. That’s not all, though. Brooks added two extra-sneaky quick access pockets:

2013 Brooks Pickwick Backpack

…A smaller side zippered pocket that’s perfect for cell phones, wallets, and other small necessities

2013 Brooks Pickwick Backpack

And a zippered pocket on the bottom for mini u-locks, such as an Abus Futura Mini pictured above –

Our current display model is not for sale, but we are officially taking advanced orders for this simple and elegant day bag. It will be available in multiple colors: asphalt, sand, orange, and purple! The price of this Italian-made bag will be $249. As a bonus, we’re discounting the price on our pre-orders. Stop by or call to order one in with us.