Brakeburn Vintage Bicycles Saddle Bag Review

I am totally in love with my new shoulder bag from House Of Fraser.  The Brakeburn Vintage Bicycles Saddle Bag is the perfect size to store all my essential items, whilst not being to big to get in the way of getting in the way of daily life or the kids.

Brakeburn Vintage Bicycles Saddle Bag

Brakeburn Vintage Bicycles Saddle Bag

The first thing that appealed to me about this shoulder bag was the cute vintage design.  The bicycles are a lovely feature and add an interesting spark to a casual outfit.  No one wants a boring bag do they?

The size was another important factor for me.  When I haven’t got a changing bag to fill with stuff I still need room for my daily essentials.  There has to be plenty of room for my phone, my chunky purse and I never leave home without a bottle of water.  The Brakeburn Vintage Bicycles Saddle Bag fitted everything in perfectly, with room to spare for a notebook and phone charger.  This worked perfectly for my recently trip to London with my 3 year old.

Brakeburn bag review

It turned out to be the perfect accessory for our day out.

I felt completely happy wearing it across the body whilst in the busy capital and it didn’t get in the way when having to carry a tired 3 year old across Leicester Square so we’d make our train home.

Most importantly, it looks great too!  The details on this bag are finished perfectly and so well made.  It’s also pretty waterproof.  It looks like a fabric finish, but it’s actually far more durable.  It means that you don’t have to worry about a down pour during the autumn season and everything in your bag getting wet.

Brakeburn bag

I’m really happy with my new Brakeburn Vintage Bicycles Saddle Bag, and think that it is great value at £30 from House Of Fraser.  It’s going to be going everywhere with me this autumn, because it looks great and is really functional too.  It has an outside zipped pocket for those items you need to get to quickly like train tickets, and it also has a mobile phone pocket and inside zipped area to keep everything safe.

It’s a pretty bag without being chintzy or over the top.  It’s a great essential accessory for casual use or travel and would make a lovely present for a Mum or girlfriend.  I know I’d have been really happy to receive this as a gift.  House of Fraser have an amazing selection of shoulder bags to suit a range of tastes and personalities, so they are a great place to look if handbags are a major feature in your life or someone you know!

Brakeburn vintage bag

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  1. Tori Gabriel
    September 23, 2015 / 8:02 am

    I love this bag. What a cute design. I also like how spacious it seems.

  2. Zoe Alicia
    September 23, 2015 / 9:30 am

    The bag is beautiful! I love how much storage space there is inside it as well as the gorgeous pattern on the outside. x

  3. Niamh
    September 23, 2015 / 10:33 am

    That looks like a really roomy, practical bag. What a bonus that’s it pretty and good value too 🙂

  4. September 23, 2015 / 11:50 am

    This bag is too cute! I never really enjoy cycling because I feel like I can’t take a bag or anything with me, and I feel a bit uncomfortable going out without a phone/money etc just in case of emergencies. Maybe I should look at getting one of these!

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  5. September 23, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    This is adorable, I really love the print and colours on this bag. I’d not heard of Brakeburn before but the bags look really cute. Xx

  6. September 23, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    oooh I like this. The design is quite pretty but I love the space inside. I need a bag with lots of space because I take so much out with me wherever I go.

  7. September 23, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    If it’s not shoes, then it’s absolutely handbags that are my shopping weakness! This looks like a lovely casual bag at a really reasonable price too. 🙂
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  8. September 23, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    Love the print of this and the contrast of the tan. I recently got a new saddle bag from house of fraser too and have been loving the size and shape! x

  9. September 23, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    I’m such a noob.I first read it as a saddle bag to use on a bike.I was beginning to think you cycled all the way to London.I love big bags as like you I carry lots of essentials around and they have to be sturdy but look good too.
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  10. September 23, 2015 / 7:25 pm

    That’s handy because its safe and your hands are free when you’re out and about. I absolutely adore handbags but none of mine are really suitable now that I have two kids, short handles and packed with things!

  11. September 23, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    What a fab bag, I love the design! I’m quite a fan of bicycles so I would love a bag like this, it’s fun looking and still stylish.
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  12. Sandra Harty
    September 24, 2015 / 9:57 am

    Its beautiful , I love the vintage bicyles and can I just add how tidy your bag is, the amount of crap in mine is ridiculous.

  13. The L's Mum
    September 24, 2015 / 10:24 am

    I really like the colours and design. It’s not particularly in your face and I love the vintage bikes print. Your bag is so tidy, mine always has a lot of rubbish in it, mainly receipts. I love big bags to fit everything in, this looks like a great one for the family.

  14. Anna Fraser
    September 24, 2015 / 11:49 am

    That’s a lovely bag. I am a total sucker for navy and white prints … and even though this has a bike theme it looks kinda nautical too. I like it!

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