Despite what I said about being anti-kit in my How To Cycle To Work post, I’m sort of getting to the point where my hobo cycling ways just won’t do. After Dunwich (which I will stop going on about soon, promise) I need to start thinking about proper equipment. There’s a lot of overpriced label-y tech-y stuff out there which isn’t me, but I’m not really a super-twee Pashley Princess either.
Linus sent me a bag to try out, and before I even started using it I knew it was a winner. I’ve been borrowing Ortlieb panniers when I need to but they’re a bit bulky for taking around town and not that stylish off-bike. Linus’ Le Sac is an excercise in simplicity, the tote bag is made from tough waxed canvas and has a simple magnetic closure and neatly folds over when attached to the bike. It looks like the kind of totes I already use anyway and is the perfect size for my usual camera-jumper-diary-notebook bag contents.
It’s the perfect handbag/pannier hybrid and looks good enough to carry around even when you’re not on your bike. They’ve got a whole range of minimal, retro-utilitarian bike accessories that I’m coveting including bells, lights, racks and a little pouch that I have my eye on. I’m thinking of wearing it as a bumbag. Amazing, right?