Rath Despatch Bag


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.

Saddle Brown
Buckingham Black

Key Features

    • Adjustable under-arm anti-swing strap.
    • Made from strong bridle leather.
    • Quality saddlery buckles and fittings.
    • Hand-crafted in Britain.


External dimensions: 27 x 35 x 9 cm. Will fit a 15" laptop.


Aniline dyed, vegetable-tanned bridle leather hand-finished in England with conditioning waxes for strength and suppleness; the appearance will go on improving with age and use.

Lightly wax every 6 months to keep hydrated and protected against moisture. Store in a breathable dust bag when not in use.