First up is the B017B Mini Front Bag for the Brompton
|Vincita B017B "Mini Front Bag"|
"A stylish and fun bag designed especially for the Brompton. The main compartment is an ideal size for you to get around town. It comes with a concealable bracket (for Brompton front carrier block) and a removable shoulder strap for using when off bike. Rain cover is also included.
Available in 5 colours, red with white polka dot, black&white check, black spring, red spring and chocolate spring."
DimensionsThis small front bag is good for short day rides where you won't be needing alot of items to carry. I could get my spare set of cycling glasses, charger pack, a few energy bars, wallet, keys etc.
- Width 280 mm
- Height 250 mm
- Depth 125 mm
- Volume 8 L
It clips in with ease into the Brompton front block just like any other Brompton specific bag.
This bag isn't fully waterproof on its own but it comes with its waterproof/showerproof cover. I personally don't think this cover would be up to the job of a heavy down pour but should be enough for light showers. Also comes with a easy removable shoulder strap.
Luckily Vincita have thought about this & built in cover for the mount with this cool little flap which tucks into its own pocket.
|Flap designed to cover metal mounting plate|
|Mounting plated covered|
Felt smaller to me than the Brompton Mini O bag but it could be the dimensions are slightly different.
Vincita B017B Dimension - 280w x 250h x 125d (weights in at 958grams)
Brompton Mini O Bag Dimensions – 280w x 270h x 180d (weights 776grams)
Took me awhile to get used to it opening this way, I've had my Mini O Bag so long it seems second nature for it to open towards me.
Real World Test:
|Mounted when B folded|
On a recent ride it seemed to cope quiet well. Only problem I found was that the bottom of the bag would rest on top of my SON Edelux II LED Headlight and actually turn the switch. I could adjust my headlight so it doesn't rest on the light or bend the metal mounting plate of the bag but something to look out for. So if you have a headlight mounted under the Brompton block do check to make sure the bag is not going to rub on it which would make steering difficult.
|Resting on the SON Edelux II LED Headlight|
|Where the headlight rubbed :(|
Can order from South Downs Distribution for UK/European Distribution
Direct link: Vincita B017B Mini Front Bag for the Brompton for £100 (at time of posting)
till the next ride, bee safe.....