• Fri. Dec 8th, 2023

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CHRISTMAS GIFTS: The perfect gifts for style-conscious cyclist

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If your loved one cycles to work or simply likes to look the part when cycling for leisure, then the Hill & Ellis bags are the perfect gift…


If your loved one rides a Brompton bicycle, you will be aware that the iconic folding bike is perfect for so many journeys. However, if they also have lot to carry with them, the lack of space for a pannier bag may be a problem. But not anymore. Hill & Ellis, creators of functional and versatile fashion-forward pannier bags that transition from the bike to the boardroom to the bar, now has a range of rucksack/totes designed specifically for the Brompton. The perfect gift which is both stylish and extremely useful.

The bags attach to the Brompton bike using the Borough bag frame which slides into a back panel and is secured with Velcro straps. Each bag has patented magnetic Fidlock snap bag closures for ease and security, internal zip pockets for easy organisation and a padded laptop sleeve which fits up to a 15inch laptop – perfect for the work commute.

The roll top rucksack cycling bag has interchangeable handles so it can be worn as a rucksack or tote/shoulder bag – making it one of the most versatile cycling bags on the market. All the bags are crafted in black water-resistant canvas with the choice of four front pocket colours in either leather or vegan, eco-friendly faux leather made from apple skin waste left over from cider production.

The bags are available at independent cycle shops on the high street and online, and direct from Hill & Ellis via their website:


Hill & Ellis has the perfect gift for other family members too:

FOR HIM: British Made Satchel Panniers

These pannier bags are a modern twist on the classic school satchel, beautifully crafted in quality leather with striking colour combinations. They are handmade by expert artisans in a small workshop in London using materials sourced as close to the workshop as possible. They seamlessly attach to the bike with hidden pannier hooks and their versatile design makes then ideal for the commute, the office and the bar after work. These bags can also be hand debossed with a name or initials to add the perfect personal touch.

See: https://www.hillandellis.com/collections/shop-satchel

FOR HER: Canvas Tote Panniers

Just like Hill & Ellis leather bike bags, The Canvas Collection is stylish and functional in equal measure. Unlike traditional pannier bags, these bags have not only been created to attach to your bike when cycling, they can be unclipped and slung over your arm or shoulder when you head into the office. They are stylish enough for a business meeting, cool enough for drinks after work, and wholly practical for the cycle home afterwards.


FOR CHILDREN (AND THE YOUNG AT HEART): Wicker bicycle baskets

Standing out against the crowd, these baskets are handmade in natural wicker by artisans in Portugal, in small batches to guarantee their quality and craftsmanship. To make the baskets uniquely special, they are hand painted in England with initials, names or a favourite nickname.  The paints are eco-friendly and water-based. The designs are super-durable too as they are all sealed with an eco-friendly lacquer meaning it will last ride after ride after ride.

See: https://www.hillandellis.com/collections/wicker-bicycle-baskets


If you don’t have a Brompton bike but love the look of the ‘designed for Brompton’ range this bag is the answer. It attaches seamlessly to your bike with German patented panier clips which adjust from 8mm to 18mm in diameter meaning they will fit almost any bicycle.  Crafted in black water-resistant canvas with a choice of leather or PVC front pocket, this roll top bag has interchangeable handles so it can be worn as a rucksack or tote/should bag. A padded laptop sleeve and internal zipped pocket make it easy to organise your things, and the patented magnetic Fidlock snaps ensure a quick and secure closure.


FOR THE LIGHT TRAVELLER: British Made Saddle/Scooter Bags

Designed to attach to a saddle, or the handlebars of a bicycle or a scooter, these bags give easy access to vitals such as keys, wallet and train ticket. The thoughtful design features an O-ring to reduce swing and chrome clasp closure originally designed for tough life on yachts. The bags come in 10 colourways from classic Racing Green to attention seeking Silver and Gold and can be embossed with your initials. Handcrafted in leather, each bag is made using materials sourced as close to the London workshop as possible. These can also be personalised.

See: https://www.hillandellis.com/collections/saddle-bag-scooter-bag


Hill & Ellis produces a range of high quality, stylish cycle bags. Each bag, designed in the UK, is created to transition perfectly from home to bike to boardroom to bar. They are functional, fashionable and hard wearing.  There’s plenty of space inside for a laptop and other essentials, and each bag securely and seamlessly attaches to the bike. All Hill & Ellis panniers use German patented pannier clips that fit almost any bike, allowing you to clip the bag on and off quickly and easily. They now manufacturer the bags exclusively in the UK and Portugal.  Hill & Ellis also has a range designed specifically for the Brompton bike.

Web: www.hillandellis.com

Twitter: @hillandellis

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HillEllis/

Instagram: @hillandellis

By mac