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Rath Despatch Bag£275.00


This beautiful leather bag was inspired by William 'Rath' Pashley, the founder of Pashley Cycles, who worked as a despatch rider in the First World War. Characterised by its clean, simple portrait design and carefully hand-finished detailing, the Despatch Bag is hand made from natural full-grain bridle leather and treated with conditioning oils for strength and suppleness. An adjustable strap can be fastened under-arm to prevent the bag from swinging whilst the wearer is cycling, and the shoulder strap features a sliding leather pad to help disperse weight comfortably. A functional, beautiful piece, the Despatch Bag is crafted so that it will improve and mellow with age and use, standing as a fitting tribute to the founder of Pashley.


  • Natural full-grain aniline vegetable-tanned bridle leather; hand finished with waxes and tallows for strength and suppleness, it will go on improving with age and use.
  • Hand stitched with waxed-cotton thread.
  • Hand-creased detailing.
  • Hand-dyed edge.
  • Adjustable under-arm anti-swing strap.
  • Embossed Pashley logo.
  • Hand-crafted in Britain.



Natural full grain aniline vegtable-tanned bridle leather.


Keep hydrated with a light wax every few months. Store in a breathable dust bag when not in use.

Size & Fit:

External dimensions: 27 x 35 x 9 cm.


Made in Britain

Colours Saddle Brown Buckingham Black

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