The Islington Rucksack from British brand Brookes England is constructed from a distressed black leather (giving its overall appearance a worn in look) and water resistant treated cotton mix. It features one main compartment and one smaller sized pocket to the front. Traditionally made for cyclists, this rucksack is a practical fashion statement in its own right. However, it wasn’t the styling that grabbed our attention here in the FashionBeans office – it was the innovative design features.
This rucksack stood out against its competitors due to its innovative shoulder/chest straps. Theses straps are extremely high duty and easily adjustable – allowing the straps to be worn as you would a normal rucksack, crossing both straps diagonally over the chest, or securing one of the straps sideways around the waist. This kind of versatility provides the user a more comfortable and stabilised use – it was designed for cyclists after all!
Another excellent feature is the roll top. It can expand, allowing you to pack more into the rucksack when necessary, and also ensuring that all your contents remain safe.
The Islington Rucksack is available now from Brookes England.