The Merlin Ashby waxed cotton rucksack was specifically designed for use by motorcyclists – it has a primary chassis of water repellent Halley Stevensons 12oz Scottish waxed cotton and 30 litres of internal capacity.
Merlin is a British company that’s 100% employee owned, they have staff who have worked closely with riders at the MotoGP, WSB, and BSB level, and in recent years they’ve been making a name for themselves building classically-styled motorcycle gear.
The Merlin Ashby was designed to be suitable for both daily commutes and for weekends away, there’s plenty of space inside for the essentials with a laptop sleeve, a padded base, and additional side pockets for easy access.
High strength nylon has been used to construct the base and back to ensure it doesn’t wear through, the straps are padded for comfort on longer rides, there’s a detachable/adjustable waist strap with a discreet storage pocket, and there’s an adjustable/removable sternum strap.
Inside the Ashby you’ll find a Marton Mills tartan lining on the underside of the pocket flap, it uses antique brass closure buckles throughout, a drawcord main pocket fastening, and there are three webbed grab/clip on handles.
The bag comes in three colorways including black, olive, or tan, and it measures in at 50cm high by 30cm wide and 20cm deep – that’s 19.7″ high by 11.8″ wide and 7.9″ deep in the old numbers.
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