It's difficult to find a bag that works for all occasions. Messenger bags often bulge at the seems, becoming more cumbersome than useful; the backpack is great for the urban commuter, but rarely is it as stylish as it is functional; the duffel bag should be used for your gym clothes or a weekend getaway, and that's it. Even when you do find that elusive all-purpose bag, making sure the thing actually lasts more than a year can be a challenge in itself.
Now, a solution's arrive from a somewhat unexpected source. BROOKS England, the upscale destination for the discerning bicyclist, might be better known for their saddles and bike shorts, but the company's new Metropolitan bag collection offers a secret solution the urban commuter's baggage problems in the form of the Mott L Weekender Holdall.
The Mott is a slick bag with a ton of space, a stylish take on the classic weekender. The exterior, made from a treated organic cotton textile, is more durable than a fine leather messenger bag or some cheap rucksack, and extra-strong carry straps crafted from vulcanized rubber ensure that you'll hold on to your luggage wether you're fighting through the subway or traveling across the country.
The inside of the Mott, finished with a quilted lining in contrasting yellow tone, is the perfect contrast to allow for a quick scan of its contents, of which there should be a lot. At 22 x 11 x 10, this bag can carry whatever you need for wherever you're going.
Mott L Weekender Holdall starts at € 370 (or $413, at the current exchange rate), and you can buy one at BROOKS England's website right now.