June
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2013
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Brooks,
$229

When you've got a lot to carry or simply don't want overstuffed pockets, a good bag is essential. And during a season when you're on your bike a lot, or heading off for weekend excursions, a backpack is that essential bag. An ideal conveyance, they distribute weight evenly, which makes for an extremely comfortable carry. The best kinds are like a hands-free version of a canvas tote—simple, stylish and utilitarian. This handsome and hearty roll-top from English cycling brand Brooks (above) is a recent favorite find. Streamlined and lightweight, it's crafted from weather-resistant waxed canvas and finished with titanium hardware and durable leather trim. The interior's equipped with pockets for organizational ease and an easy-to-access exterior compartment allows you access to your phone or keys while you're wearing the bag. We're not going to give you a bunch of crap about how versatile these backpacks are. How you can dress them up with a suit or whatever. But we will say that they hold a ton of stuff, make easy work out of packing for your average 9-5 day or weekend trip and look pretty badass while doing it. What more can you ask for from a bag?

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    The Brooks backpack is handcrafted by artisans at the brand's factory in Tuscany, Italy.
 

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