The layout of this bag is perfect for the British weather, by that I mean it’s got enough room to bang in an entire set of work clothes, a spare set of cycling clothes, and still be left with change. It’ll keep the whole lot dry too. You have to be a bit military about how you pack it, as the main, roll top part of the bag is just one big compartment, so don’t put the thing you’re going to need most, at the bottom.
At the front, there’s a compartment for a laptop. It’s only closed via a velcro tab, but it’s safe as houses. Any pick pocket would need to give you a heavy does of fentanyl before their light fingers could reach in and take your precious mac. There’s also a handy side pocket for stashing a D-lock, helping you score even more fakenger points.
The bag looks dope, even on me and I’m only about 5.7", I just have to be careful not to overfill it, otherwise the ratio of bag to man gets out of hand. The only problem, and this is the same with most roll tops, is that when they’re full it can be quite hard to see over your shoulder when you’re riding. I’d advise you to practice twisting your back before you start thinking about changing lanes in traffic.
A year on and the bag is solid as ever. You can get them here.