Classic Harris Tweed with a modern twist, a great looking musette with features inspired from some of the finest jackets made in England.
iL Soigneur are based in Bristol and currently creating wonderful custom musettes using a wide array of materials, from tweed to recycled PVC banners from this years track championships. They are currently in the process of expanding their range of products so stay tuned.
Freshtripe are a specialist online bike store, they are the official UK distributor for Velo Orange and stock some fantastic brands, such as Paul Component Engineering and Nitto.
The musette is made from Harris Tweed with an orange webbing strap, waxed orange cotton lining with a waterproof interlayer and features an embroidered Freshtripe “Bear” logo. It’s available in green and black, both with contrasting orange strap and lining. The choice of material and features on the musette really suits the vintage feel and calibre of Freshtripe’s products.
The build quality of the musette is great. It contains a Harris Tweed Certification label to prove its the real deal, the strap is made from the same material as a seat belt so is bullet-proof. The musette is surprisingly spacious and is secured by press stud fastenings.
The features of the musette have been carefully chosen and work very well together. It's spacious enough to fit everything you would need for a good ride on the bike and is well priced considering the material used in it's construction.
Review date: 30 November 2011