Historic cycling company Brooks England debuts its high-quality bag collection

first_img Editors’ Recommendations As more and more people choose to ditch their automobiles in favor of a more modern method of commuting to and from work (i.e. biking, public transit, walking, etc.), the need for a quality bag is higher today than ever before. Considering nearly every working individual on the planet owns some form of a laptop, tablet, phablet, or otherwise, it’s incredibly crucial to tote a quality bag capable of not only holding a bevy of electronics, but one that does so with ease. Enter Brooks England, one of the longest-running names in the world of cycling that just so happens to have perfected its commuter bag game with its recent release, the Metropolitan collection.Related: Pendleton’s latest collection beautifully celebrates America’s national parksAvailable currently via Brooks’ online store, the company offers fans of the brand the choice between six different styles of bag. There’s the Rivington, a rucksack designed to hold everything but your kitchen sink, was constructed with a water-resistant organic cotton textile that looks as good as it is durable. With an abundance of secondary pockets lining the outside of the bag itself, this is perfect for hiking trips, packing a set of gym clothes to work, or whatever an active lifestyle might throw at you.If a bag made solely for commuting to work is more your speed, Brooks’ Crosby and Lexington bags are no doubt the style you’ll want to look for. Concerning the Crosby, a traditional shoulder/messenger bag, Brooks made sure to not only include a shoulder strap that avoided discomfort but outfit the bag with a waist strap for added stability — this is especially useful for users who prefer riding a bike to work. Its Lexington briefcase takes all of the quality of the Crosby bag but adds a layer of classic style with its soft fabric exterior and timeless design.Rounding out the collection is the Brooks Mercer tote bag, the Mott L weekender, and the Mott M weekender. As is the case with most weekenders, these were specifically designed to allow people to pack them with a weekend’s worth of goods before hitting the road. The L and M refer to the bag’s sizes (large and medium, respectfully), with the medium size measuring roughly two inches shorter than its larger counterpart. Both boast vulcanized carry handles and are constructed using organic, water-resistant cotton textile that’s as durable a material as they come. Basically, this bag won’t fall apart during its debut excursion.With so many bag companies flooding the market with messenger bags and totes that hardly feature the type of quality needed for the everyday commuter, Brooks’ premier Metropolitan collection is a welcome sight. Whether you prefer a large weekender or a traditional messenger bag, Brooks England is your ticket. The Best Messenger Bags for Men to Lug Around Your Stuff in Style The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags 8 Sling Bags That Are More Than Just Man Bags 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men last_img read more

Sri Lankan suicide bomber radicalised by UK preacher

One of the Sri Lankan suicide bombers was allegedly radicalised by hate preacher Anjem Choudary, the Daily Mail reported.Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, 37, was the link between Islamic State and the bombers, according to security services. ‘When I asked him how he got into this… he said that he attended the sermons of the radical British preacher Anjem Choudary in London. He said he met him during the sermons.’ The father of five spent three years of a five-and-a-half year sentence in prison after he was detained in 2016 under terror laws for his encouragement to Muslims to join Isis.The Choudary-led extremist group al-Muhajiroun was outlawed by the Government following the 2005 7/7 attacks on London but it has continued to operate under a number of different images. UK counter-terrorism investigators believe he attended Kingston University in south-west London from 2006-07, before then studying for a postgraduate degree in Melbourne, Australia, the Daily Mail reports. In a previous interview with MailOnline his sister Samsul Hidaya said Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed had been educated to the highest level but became increasingly withdrawn and intense as he descended into extremism.‘My brother became deeply, deeply religious while he was in Australia,’ she said. ‘He was normal when he went to study in Britain, and normal when he came back.‘But after he did his postgraduate in Australia, he came back to Sri Lanka a different man. A security official told the BBC: ‘He was completely radicalised and supported the extremist ideology. I tried to reason with him. He helped radicalise some of Britain’s most notorious terrorists, including London Bridge terror attacker ringleader Khuram Butt, and Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, who murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London.Mohamed tried to blow up the luxury Taj Samudra hotel in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Easter Sunday.But he is believed to have botched his attempt to detonate his bomb at the five-star hotel and is thought to have blown himself up at a much smaller guest house. ‘He had a long beard and had lost his sense of humour. He became serious and withdrawn and would not even smile at anyone he didn’t know, let alone laugh.’ read more