When riding a Brompton, most carrier bags have their water bottle fitted on the back of the bag for easy access, but have you ever wondered “What if I wanted to detach the carrier bag from the frame and take the bag for a walk?”
To achieve a comfortable to carry Brompton bag, Wotancraft designer Albert Y. came up with the world’s first Add-on Pocket Module Brompton carrier bag.
By integrating WWII tactical MOLLE concepts to the design, Albert Y. has come up with the new Add-on Module System PILOT Bag for Brompton’s front carrier frame. With the help of YKK quick-release buckles, module pockets can be taken off and installed to the strap loops located on the front and back of the bag in a blink of an eye.
Transform the PILOT Travel Camera Bag into a carrier bag simply by detaching the front pockets and installing them on the back of the bag. This way, access to your important belongings and water bottle will be made much easier.
Other than that, by attaching a shoulder strap to the Add-on Pockets, they could also be used as individual sling bags, convenient for strolling around when stationed at a certain location during a bike journey.
In the 2022 upgraded Brompton for Pilot, we added the Fidlock and Quick-Adjust Shoulder Strap as standard features so that users could have a smoother experience when using the Pilot bags.
No matter commuting on a bike or by transportation, who wouldn’t like to carry a lesser load? Wotancraft has taken this into consideration and kept the PILOT just under 900g, allowing a more delightful journey for you.
Built entirely from lightweight CORDURA ®, the PILOT’s canvas is at least 60% thinner than traditional canvas, 50% lighter, 10 times more durable and also tear-resistant.
Also, by reducing the use of leather and switching metal accessories to “Duraflex Accessories” (also used by Columbia / Patagonia / Mystery Ranch / Lululemon), furthers the weight reduction of the bag, leaving precious room to carry more gear.
For the love of the canvas, early Wotancraft bags were built from traditional waxed canvas. However, due to the bulkiness of traditional canvas, Wotancraft has developed a new lightweight CORDURA Ⓡ Waxed Canvas. Presented as cotton-like fabric, the new CORDURA Ⓡ canvas is soft and durable, unlike ordinary CORDURA Ⓡ that has a plastic-like texture.
Wotancraft’s CORDURA ® 500D Waxed Canvas is 50% lighter than traditional waxed canvas and is coated with Teflon and PU Laminated Interior Coating to repel rain from seeping into the bag.
With use, WOTANCRAFT waxed CORDURA ® bags will develop light shaded scuff marks, similar to the “fading” effect you find on raw denim pants. Even with the lack of leather and metal accessories, the PILOT still inherits Wotancraft’s “Vintage Soul” vibe.
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