why this product

Smaller in size than our 24 L backpacks, this flexible pack allows for volume adjustments to accommodate the daily maneuvers of commuters, cyclists, students and travelers alike. The sleek, versatile design allows you to cinch the bag down or expand it to fit your needs, depending on what you're carrying - from an extra sweater to a picnic lunch complete with wine.

In addition to its adaptability, this backpack is crafted for reliability and longevity. Made from water-resistant treated European canvas, a rugged material that only improves with age, it features a water-resistant zipper and sturdy Italian leather trim. The generous body compartment has a split interior pocket for organizational ease, while the tidy roll-top closure allows for both compactness and enhanced weather protection. A secret zippered pocket on the back of the bag is great for secure and convenient storage for important documents, locks and other little necessities.

use & care

After placing your belongings in the backpack, roll the top down and secure with the canvas strap and stainless steel slip-through fastener. Adjust the straps of the bag so that the pack rests high and snug against your back, and fasten the chest strap for additional security.

If necessary, you may spot clean with mild soap and water. Applying leather conditioner to the pack's straps every so often will help them stay supple and strong.

production & design

John Boultbee Brooks settled in Birmingham, England, in 1865. Just one year later, the enterprising gentleman established a flourishing business, producing horse harnesses and other leather goods on Great Charles Street under the name JB Brooks & Co.

When his own horse met an untimely end, a borrowed bicycle became John Boultbee Brooks chosen mode of transportation. Less than delighted with its uncomfortable wooden seat, Brooks went on to create his own version of the bicycle saddle in the same thick, beautiful leather he used for his harnesses. Since filing its first leather saddle patent in 1882, the Brooks company name has become synonymous with quality in the field of handcrafted leather and canvas goods and accessories for the modern cyclist.

At Brooks, traditional leather working techniques and manufacturing skills are passed down from generation to generation. These bags have been stitched together from water-resistant treated European canvas and genuine Brooks leather trim by skilled artisans in the hills of Tuscany, Italy.


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Brooks 15 L Canvas Backpack (Asphalt)

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Rugged, versatile roll-top backpack made from water-resistant canvas with leather trim and stainless steel hardware. Smaller than our 24 L bags for lighter loads. Produced by skilled artisans at the Brooks factory in Italy. Also available in Blue and Saffron.

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    10.2 inches wide (26 cm)
    14 - 20 inches high (36-50 cm)
    5 inches deep (12 cm)

    Stainless Steel

    Made In

  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283241

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  • We accept complimentary returns within 30 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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