Most backpacks either look like something you used in middle school, or like an alien pod that's riding around on your back, just waiting to hatch. No, thanks. Fortunately, you also have the option of the all-out classic look of the Brooks Heritage Saddles Islington Rucksack. Crafted from old-fashioned waxed cotton canvas with leather reinforcements, the Islington Rucksack blends in as well in an authentic Irish pub as it does in the latest hipster hotspot. The roll top under the flap lets the pack expand in capacity from 30 to 43 liters (approximately 1800-2600 cu in), while generously-sized front pockets keep you organized. The unique harness can be worn in the tradition way, or in a crossover style for extra-secure carrying in rough neighborhoods.
distressed waxed cotton canvas, leather
(width) 19 in, (height) 17 - 25 in, (depth) 5.5 in
My go to bag. I use the Islington for work and commuting, but as you can see from my photo it goes everywhere with me. Very roomy and holds everything from a lap top to a helmet at shoes. The vintage 1940s look is just too cool, and you can see the elegant detail in every stitch. I have had the rucksack for over a year and it is in perfect shape. Always getting compliments on it, I am totally in love with this Brooks travel necessity.