2 Brooks Rivington £240, brooksengland.com
Brooks designs gear primarily for cycling, so rest assured this bag is tough and weatherproof, with a water-resistant fabric that looks and feels nice to the touch. There’s a huge amount of space inside, plenty of pockets, and a padded sleeve for a 15-inch laptop. All good, then? Oddly, for a bag that’s designed to be carried while riding – where comfort is key – the unpadded nylon straps hurt after a few minutes. And though the back is padded, we felt our laptop digging into our lower back.