Hill & Ellis Dorothy Pannier
Designed as a classic handbag, this bike bag is what we like to think Audrey Hepburn would have cycled with when she made film classic Roman Holiday. This bag is perfect if you cycle with just the essentials, although it is still big enough for a tablet or small laptop, work books, a change of top and lots of lipsticks.
Made from fine-quality, dark brown leather this bag is lined with specially screen-printed stripe cotton twill and all metal detailing has a pale gold finish.
Internal features include bike key hook, inside zip pocket and a protective laptop sleeve (11 inch). This bike bag also has our standard clever bike-y features like a metal leather protector to stop the bag chaffing on the pannier rack and reversible reflective strips for increased visibility at night.
This bike bag is also designed to fit in the Boris Bike front basket should you decide to go with a Boris hire bike for the day. (A Boris bike bungee strap will be available soon.)
Please note the pannier hooks are designed for a standard pannier rack (6-12mm in diameter), and they do not fit onto a Brompton bike.
What if it rains?
The leather is very durable but to make sure the rain doesn’t mark it, the bike bag comes with its own Tour de Rain yellow jersey, which is fully waterproof, easy to attach, and has reflective strips for increased visibility at night. The Tour de France yellow is a limited edition.
(For ease of attaching we recommend putting the leather bag on your bike first and then attaching the waterproof cover from the side of the bag.)