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.
We always hope for a lighter load when on the go, especially when bringing our Brompton onto public transportation. WOTANCRAFT has taken this into consideration when designing the Pilot for Brompton. The Pilot 10L and 7L only weighs in at 900g and 700g respectively (without the shoulder strap and front add-on pockets), making your trip easier than ever.
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 range / 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.
For the past decade, Wotancraft has been expressing our love for vintage, photography, adventure, and WWII aesthetics through our creations. pursuing "Style & Functionality" has always been Wotancraft's long term goal.
For more images and details of the PILOT Bag for Brompton, click on “Features & Specs”.
The bag has 2 vertical loop strips on the front and 2 on the back. When ready to ride, the pocket modules can be transferred from the front to the back of the bag, allowing easy access to the pockets.
By adding a shoulder strap, the pocket module can turn into a sling bag, suitable for taking a stroll nearby a certain location when cycling
Other than outer add-on pocket modules, interior modules also helps you prepare for different scenarios
※ CLICK HERE for optional Interior Modules
Built with an interior padded with thick shock resistant padding, the PILOT ensures the safety of your precious gear even on bumpy roads
Built entirely from lightweight CORDURA ®, the Pilot’s CORDURA ® is at least 60% thinner than traditional canvas. Also, by using “Duraflex Accessories” (also used by Patagonia / Mystery range), the Pilot’s net weight is kept under 1kg, leaving more room to carry more gear
With all zippers hidden from sight to prevent pickpocketing, the Pilot is a secured bag for traveling
Specially designed by Wotancraft, the “Triangular Side Flaps” allows the lid to be flipped all the way to the back of the bag, making it easy to access the main compartment. When closed, the side flaps on the lid prevents rainwater from seeping into the bag and avoids small accessories from falling out of the gaps
To achieve the iconic WOTANCRAFT vintage look, the hook buckle is made of brass metal with matte black coating, which develops a gradient fading with use, like a vintage Leica camera
Allowing the Pilot to sit firmly on a trolly, a 17 cm opening luggage handle strap has been added to the back of the bag.
Easy to access but hidden from sight, a hidden zipper net pocket is located in the front to place your passport and boarding pass
For a more even weight distribution over the shoulder, the shoulder strap and padding have been widened
“Seashell Flap” wide opening allows quick access to your gear and prevents your gear from being scratched by zippers
Located on the bottom of the Pilot, there are 2 adjustable straps for stabilizing your tripod
To ensure the bag stays upright at all times, Duraflex 360° rotatable rings has been added to each end of the strap
Can store coins, keys, etc.
Can store power banks, cables, FIELD NOTES memos etc.
Hidden from sight, the hidden zipper pocket can hold your passport, boarding pass, cash, etc.
Able to fit 500ml water bottles, foldable umbrellas
Can fit pamphlets, maps, memos, books, etc.
This product already includes 2 front add-on pouches
This product already includes 2 front add-on pouches
Can fit tripods within a 27cm diameter
Nylon 6,6 yarn Cordura ® 500D tear-proof waxed canvas(CLICK HERE to see more)
Ultra-strength bonded Nylon 6,6 thread
Medical grade durable micro-fiber lining, less likely to fuzz after Velcro attachments
Cotton fabric liner
Zinc alloy & brass hardware, with vintage finish
Duraflex Swivel Snap Hook
High-density EVA foam padding (bag and dividers)
Neoprene Scuba Fabric (shoulder padding)
Latex foam (shoulder padding)
YKK water resistant zipper
main bag x1
laptop divider x1
velcro divider S size(with lid) x1
velcro divider S size(without lid) x1
detachable shoulder strap x1
detachable shoulder pad x1
drawstring pouch x1
zipper pouch x1
dustproof bag x1
A: They are basically identical, except the Brompton version canceled the back pocket in order to fit on the Brompton Carrier Frame.
A: This bag uses a special size WOTANCRAFT front frame, dimensions are 28 x 17cm (w x h). Please double check your front frame specs before making a purchase.
A: No, this bag is designed specifically for Brompton.
A: As long as the bag is installed correctly onto a BROMPTON Front Carrier Frame for Shoulder Bag, it will sit tightly on the bike frame.
A: Without the iPad divider, the Pilot 7L can hold a full frame body + 2 lenses.
A: Yes, it can fit up to a DJI Mavic foldable drone, but not a DJI Phantom.
A: No. but it is water-resistance. The interior remains dry even under heavy rain.
CLICK HERE for more details of the water-resistance fabric.
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