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In much the same way trucks endlessly rumble over major transit routes from north to south and back, we – like countless other commuters – make the daily trek to work by bycicle or public transport. And for all who choose public or more individualized transport by bike, there is now the new FREITAG F155 CLAPTON backpack, inspired by heavy goods traffic. But it's not only water-repellent and robust like the truck tarps from which it's cut: recycled and unique, it allows users to stand out clearly from the gray mass of commuters. And when it gets dark, like any self-respecting truck on the highway, its reflecting contour markings offer an immediate warning to other road users.

F155 CLAPTON is the semi-professional among the FREITAG bike messenger backpacks. And here, it’s worth noting, the "semi" refers only to the volume, which has been reduced to 18 liters to suit the needs of commuters. As regards convenience and functionality, it's packed full with all the experience FREITAG has amassed making professional bike messenger bags over the past couple of decades:

  • a water-repellent backpack made of robust, individual and used truck tarps plus inner lining made of 100%-recycled PET 
  • variable volume with special fold'n'rolltop mechanism for closing
  • reduced sweating and massively increased comfort in wear thanks to 3D mesh padding on back and shoulder straps
  • all-round immediate visibility thanks to five smartly positioned reflectors
  • interior featuring upholstered laptop compartment, outside with various docking sites for cycle helmet, u-lock and key fob together with a well-concealed, rapid-access external compartment below the extended belt center line

Technical Information
Launch: March 22, 2018
Dimensions:  300 × 130 × 420 - 520 mm , 11.8 × 5.1 × 16.5 - 20.5 inch (l × w × h)
Volume: 18 - 22 litres
Price: CHF 290.–  / EUR 250.–  / USD 320.–  excl. TAX / GBP 230.–  / JPY 38,000.– excl. TAX / KRW 375,000.–

Available at all FREITAG Stores, selected resellers, and at


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#ridewithfreitag: Rent a bike bag for free

We’re all about cycles at FREITAG – both the sustainability kind and the two-wheeled kind. For the F-Crew, that means changing gear and biking to work, and for you, it means being able to rent a bicycle backpack for free in all FREITAG Stores.

“We think and act in cycles. And on cycles.” But anyone can say that. So, instead of just talking the talk, FREITAG is going to walk the walk – or bike to work, to be exact. The F-Crew has got it into its head to complete as many journeys to and from work on two wheels as possible. 

Whether you’re an absolute biking beginner or a seasoned cycle commuter who could really use a weather-resistant and visibility-enhancing backpack, FREITAG is happy to kit you out. The distinctive F155 CLAPTON backpack, with its reflective strips and docking options for your cycle helmet and U-lock, is the ideal bike buddy. Until the end of October 2020, you can borrow an F155 CLAPTON in the FREITAG Stores:

There’s absolutely no cost to you, but we’d love it if you could take a few souvenir photos of your bike rides together and post them on Instagram using the #ridewithfreitag hashtag. Oh, and please bring the bag back after two weeks, so that we can complete the cycle!