Brompton has paired up with Barbour clothing for a second collection of limited-edition clothing and bags, as well as a Brompton bike in a special colour with a Brooks Cambium saddle to match.
The collection majors on Barbour’s waxed-cotton fabric and larger bags come with the connector needed to clip them quickly on to and off Brompton’s bike-front luggage clip.
According to Will Butler-Adams, CEO at Brompton: “The new collection combines the best of Brompton and Barbour, drawing on a shared heritage in British manufacturing, design and making products with real purpose; the collaboration celebrates everyday journeys, on and off the Brompton folding bike.”
Barbour x Brompton C Line Explore
Made to pair up with Barbour’s bags and clothing, the Barbour x Brompton C Line Explore bike comes in a special gloss colourway called ‘Amble Sands’, which the brands say is inspired by the shoreline near South Shields, where Barbour clothing has been made since 1894.
There’s Brompton’s 2×3-speed gearing to help you negotiate hillier cities and the bike works with all of the Barbour x Brompton luggage collection. It comes equipped with a Barbour x Brompton front-mounted holdall and pouch bar bag.
Another classic British detail is the Brooks C17 Cambium weather-resistant saddle. Its colour is described as ‘Silt Grey’ and it has special-edition gold decals.
The bike comes with gold Barbour and Brompton logos on the frame and a serial number plate, along with a silver Brompton pump.
- UK price £1,895
Barbour x Brompton luggage
Barbour x Brompton Waxed Holdall
The Barbour x Brompton Waxed Holdall has a 24-litre capacity and comes with a connector to fit it to Brompton’s easy-connect carrier clip front mount. It’s made from 10oz waxed-cotton fabric with a tartan lining and leather handles, and is included as part of the bike package, as well as being available to buy separately.
- UK price £199
Barbour x Brompton Waxed City Bag
If you want less carrying capacity, the City Bag will hold up to 12 litres. It’s based on Brompton’s standard accessory and includes a laptop sleeve, but is made of Barbour’s waxed cotton, with leather trim and brass hardware. It too fixes to the front of the Brompton.
- UK price £179
Barbour x Brompton Zip Pouch
The Barbour x Brompton Zip Pouch is designed for smaller bits and bobs, and comes with a tartan lining. It fits either to the Brompton’s handlebars or its saddle and, like the waxed holdall, is also included in the Barbour x Brompton bike package.
- UK price £44.95
Barbour x Brompton clothing
Barbour x Brompton Bromdale Waxed Jacket
The collection also includes a Barbour waxed jacket. Whereas the original was designed to keep you warm and hidden while you blasted pheasants out of the sky, this collaboration ups your visibility with 3M reflectives on the rear.
It’s also intended to keep you cooler on your city rides, with vents and a lining with mesh panels.
The hood is detachable, to avoid it getting in the way of your helmet and peripheral vision.
- UK price £379
Barbour x Brompton Reversible Fold Quilt Jacket
Another piece that has abandoned rural camo in favour of city visibility, the Quilt Jacket is hi-viz orange on one side, although you can flip it over if you prefer olive green. You get reflective tape details, as well as a patch pocket for your belongings.
- UK price £229
The collection is completed by a series of T-shirts sporting designs from Mr Slowboy, with illustrations depicting cycling in the city.
- UK price £46.95