Brompton front luggage is attached via a special frame that latches securely onto a tapered block. It takes a second to attach or release your luggage, and the load is attached directly to the main frame rather than to the steering column, for no adverse effect on handling. Indeed, many people feel that the handling of Bromptons improves with weight borne in a front carrier.
It is not necessary to remove the front luggage when the bike is folded. In fact, the luggage presents a convenient handle to roll the folded bike around on its optional "EZ Wheels" like a cart.
All Brompton-branded front luggage, except the folding basket, comes supplied with a shoulder strap and a high-visibility rainproof cover; secured to luggage using an elasticated hem, its sealed seams help keep luggage dry in heavy rain, and it takes up no room when folded.
T is for Touring, but we won't tell if you use it for grocery shopping, the daily commute, or transporting several Mini O bags in its cavernous maw. We've fit six 6-packs inside, with two bottles of wine in the back pockets (above advisable max capacity of about 35lbs, but still). This is by far the largest, most versatile, and thereby most popular of the front bags. It features a roll-top system with nylon clips for closing. Zip-up pouch inside and three elasticated net pockets around the outside to stow things for the ride. Capacity approx. 31 liters; 420w x 300h x 270d.
A messenger-style bag with a Velcro and buckle-fastened flap. A multitude of pockets, finished with water resistant zips, keep those small essentials safe and dry, while a bright lining means an end to searching for small items in the dark recesses of your bag. Capacity 25 liters; dimensions 420w x 300h x 170d.
This smaller messenger-style bag has a low profile and plenty of compartments to store the paraphernalia of modern life. A removable front panel allows the bags to be personalized with different designs. Capacity 20 liters; dimensions 420w x 260h x 170d.
This is the simplest piece - a large, open-top container, ideal for shopping, stowing a rucksack, or even a mild-mannered pet. Its shape is maintained by a simple bracing frame which folds flat for storage. Drainage holes are provided in case of rain. Capacity 24 liters.
Ortlieb, the most respected name in waterproof cycle luggage, has created a bag for use exclusively with the Brompton front luggage system. Capacity 20 liters; dimensions 500w x 300h x 150d; comes supplied with a shoulder strap, but there's no need for a rainproof cover.
Never be mistaken for a bicycle hobo with one of these stylish, diminutively cute, waterproof carriers, about the size of a traditional camera bag.