My affection for my own (leather) Billykirk bag is well documented, so I won’t go into any further details on how much I dig the brand here. I’ll just say that if I didn’t already have my own Billykirk piece, I’d be seriously considering this guy.
The Bike Bag is comprised primarily of canvas (waxed on the navy colorway, untreated on the natural version), with leather accents and a webbed cotton handle. It looks have two front pockets, one side pocket, and a zipped interior pocket in addition to the main compartment. A dual buckle closure keeps everything nice and snug inside.
The front pockets both feature a large box pleat, which means massive capacity when needed. Always nice to have the option.
Despite my affection for all things waxcloth, the natural colorway is actually my favorite in this case. It’s the olive drab canvas accents combined with that deep brown leather, and the way they’re both set off by the natural base color. I’m defenseless against their combined charms.
That said, the navy is a very solid option. Especially for anyone that doesn’t like the slightly grungy look that the natural version will inevitably acquire pretty much immediately. And like I mentioned, you do have the pretty awesome bonus of waxcloth thrown into the mix.
Either option will run you $290, and you can get them both online at Stel’s.
(Images courtesy of Stel’s)