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all about the bags

all about the bags

So for me these last few weeks it has been all about the bags. Like many of my fellow Dubs, I cycle into work. It’s a great way to get into the city and also I am loving starting the day with some fresh(ish) air and a bit of exercise. What I like a little bit less is all the rain we have been having. So over the last while I have been searching for something light and waterproof to carry my bits and bobs about on the way in and out of work. I stumbled across Engel a little while ago and bought their stunning red and blue striped roll top bag and rapidly became a convert. In fact, we all here at designist loved it so much, we decided to stock them at the shop - along with a few other stand out colour combos.

The front pocket is really generous and perfect for keeping keys, wallets, sunglasses etc separate and easy to find; and the stripey roll top bag also has a side zip that lets you access the main bag section without having to unroll the top. This style of bag is pretty damn waterproof as it is made of a recycled plastic coated material, making the bag super easy to use, wear and cycle with.

Then there are the zipper bags - in tangy tangerine, a deep blue and bright yellow. As with all of Engel’s bags, these are also made from recycled drinks bottles and their colour combinations are not for the faint hearted - I particularly love the olive green and pink accents to the yellow bag.


What makes these bags so great? Regardless of the design, they are lightweight and compact, yet they still have good storage space for your tablet and bits and bobs in.  Perfect for cycling around the city with. We also have matching pencil cases for the ultimate accessories. And talking about cycling, make sure you have your handy bike multi tool in there for any last minute repairs needed, along with your light up slapbands to make sure your seen on these dark winter days.


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