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Brooks Dalston Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 19 reviews

We have checked a few reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Dalston - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

100% of the reviewers give the Brooks Dalston a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (60%)
Good (40%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Brooks Dalston:

Reviewers like these things about the Brooks Dalston

  • One user said it's presentable enough to wear in the city with work clothes.
  • A reviewer described it as a very sharp looking bag-simple, clean, more refined than the typical similar-weight nylon backpack.
  • Many users find the outside pocket,including stretchy water bottle pocket functional but still tailored enough to not mar the bag's good looks.
  • Some users choose this bag for its top notch quality and construction, just the right size for their needs.
  • A user said that if he had to choose his most favorite thing about the bag, it would be the stretchable non-tearing fabric of the side pockets that conforms to any bottle size.
  • One user described the bag as stylish,practical,awesome go-to bag.
  • A reviewer liked that it fits his 14 inch laptop, comes with very comfortable straps even with heavy loads.
  • Some users noted the handles work great in lifting the bag and straps are easy to adjust.
  • Many users chose the bag for its quality and neat design.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One user thought it's too small to be an everyday.
  • Other reviewers complained about the slip pockets without zippers or snap, things may slide out if the bag is laid.


Crowdsourced specs across all Brooks Dalston models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight2-2.2 oz (0.9-1 kg)
Length iconLength12-17 in (30-43 cm)
Width6-16 in (15-41 cm)
Height4-18 in (10-46 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches

Popular Models

Brooks Dalston Knapsack

100% choose the Brooks Dalston Knapsack

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Colors and combinations:


Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width16 in (41 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 13 inches

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Brooks Dalston features:
  • Waterproof

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


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The Brooks Dalston ranks #2 compared with the other Brooks bags.

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vs All Bags

The Brooks Dalston ranks #1317 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Road CC

The Brooks Dalston Knapsack not only takes its name from the heartland of the cycling hipster in London, it's also styled primarily with that market in mind, balancing style with function. At a price. Well made and very comfortable, but a few minor design niggles make the price somewhat offputting.

Posted 1 March 2016 by Lara Dunn - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019