Zurich bag manufacturer Freitag and London folding bike brand Brompton are collaborating on urban mobility solutions with a new backpack that be attached to the front of Brompton's folding bikes.
The new F748 Coltrane backpack clips onto the front of a Brompton folding bike, promising to “fit and function as perfectly as it does its more usual bike, namely, on your back”.
Turn this specific edition of Freitag’s prototypical, recycled Freitag backpack 90 degrees and it can be used on any Brompton folding bike.
Made of used truck tarp, the 19 litre capacity rectangular shaped bag (measuring 300 x 150 x 450mm) comes with Brompton’s aluminium front carrier frame that claims to be easily removable thanks to its Velcro straps—the bag can be used as a backpack with or without this aluminium frame.
Backpack straps attach magnetically to the back of the bag for one-handed docking and removal, while an extra long key strap has been included so it’s possible to unlock your door when the backpack is still fixed to the bike.
There’s a double-zippered, padded main compartment, as well as a zippered outer pocket for quicker access to essentials.
The Freitag x Brompton F748 Coltrane backpacks are available from 14 April for £320.
Anna has been hooked on bikes ever since her youthful beginnings at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit. As an avid road and track racer, she reached the heady heights of a ProCyclingStats profile before leaving for university. Having now completed an MA in Multimedia Journalism, she’s hoping to add some (more successful) results. Although her greatest wish is for the broader acceptance of wearing funky cycling socks over the top of leg warmers.