They might be a relatively young brand, but from the get-go Malle London has been producing products with the feel for quality and design you'd only expect from brands with a much longer track record. They've just released their second full collection and we are mightily impressed by the refreshing ideas and faultless execution our fellow Londoners are pulling off. The Malle Max is this collection's pièce de résistance: it is a backpack as much as a pannier and it excels in both of those functions.
As a pannier, you can attach it to just about any motorcycle with double seat using the included saddle straps. The vertical shape means the pannier won't get in the way and your passenger can still reach the pillion footpegs. You'll find a smart loop system on the back of the bag, use the included straps to attach the Max to your subframe, pannier rail or shock absorber and your bag will be held in place, preventing it swingin around when you're cornering. If you get two of the Max bags, they can be strapped together using the saddle straps, offering a double pannier set-up.
Use it as a backpack by simply and quickly changing the straps. It features a padded back and large padded shoulder straps making for a comfortable and ergonomic backpack. A sternum strap is included so the backpack stays in place when you're riding.
The bag is constructed out of the finest British Waxed Cotton which is remarkably sturdy and ages beautifully, proudly wearing the marks of your adventures. The Max has a thick bridle leather base to protect your bag from the biggest scuffs. The waterproof roll-top opening means you can vastly increase the Max's storage capacity. The innovative magnetic closure clips to the sides of the roll top opening enable quick and convenient opening or closing of the bag, even when wearing the thickest winter gloves. The front outside pocket has a storm flap and Malle branded snap button and is an ideal place to store your gloves or the optional Malle Max Storm Cover. On the inside you'll find a beatiful bright red liner housing a padded laptop (15") pocket and 5 interior tool pockets.
The waxed cotton used is water resistant by nature and the Max will keep its contents dry in most rain showers, but for absolute peace of mind and protection in even the biggest of downpours, Malle have designed an optional Malle Max Storm Cover.
- Roll-top backpack / pannier hybrid
- Constructed out of black heavy duty British waxed cottonBridle leather
- Thick bridle leather baseImpact protection
- Saddle bag for just about all double-seated bikes
- Saddle straps included
- Thick padded shoulder straps
- Sternum strap
- Waterproof roll-top closure with magnetic clip system
- Exterior pocket with storm flap
- Bright red interior liner
- Padded pocket for 15" laptop
- Optional waterproof Storm Cover
- Size (cm's) 29cm / 43cm / 20cm
- Size (inches) 11.5″ / 17″ / 8″