BROOKS England has been in the vanguard of cycling fashion and function for a good 150 years, and is now looking to advance the concept of the cyclist's backpack with the Rivington, an elegant urban rucksack that seamlessly brings together functional storage design with aesthetics inspired by modern urban lifestyles.
Once the sole preserve of college kids and generally style-less souls, the rucksack has recently evolved into an indispensable companion for the modern urban dweller. Trouble is, rucksack design hasn't evolved fast enough to stay in tune with changing functional and aesthetic needs -- until now.
When you throw on the Rivington and get pedaling, the first thing you notice is that it's incredibly comfortable and cozily rests against your backpack rather that bouncing all over the place in an ungainly manner like conventional sport backpacks do. Much of this is thanks to the chest strap, which allows for a more secure fit and balanced weight distribution so that your shoulders don't complain later.
Part of BROOKS England's Metropolitan range, the Rivington rucksack is crafted out of water-resistant organic cotton textile which offers the triple advantage of protecting your electronics, being pleasing to the touch and looking great. The colored roll-top closure is a classy touch; roll it open and you'll discover a surprisingly deep design that allows for considerable storage. A concealed laptop pocket ensures that devices up to 15" are carefully secured in place even as you dodge and weave through traffic on your way to work, home or coffee shop. Two outer pockets featuring a zip closure and a flap respectively ensure that you can easily reach for that water bottle or phone charger without having to dig around and create a mess. A toned quilted lining further eases visibility of contents.
Anyone who cycles in the city knows that cycling isn't just a mode of transportation but a way of life -- one that attracts only those who possess the spirit and verve to dodge angry motorists and distracted pedestrians and truly immerse themselves in the fabric of their city. The Rivington urban rucksack caters to these vibrant individuals, and acts as an indispensable functional companion as well as a style quotient booster.
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