When our founder, Tom Pearson, started out in 1860, his customers strapped spares and supplies directly to their penny farthings. The large number of spokes he repaired back then suggests they didn’t always strap things securely. The arrival of the humble ‘feed bag’ changed all that. Pearson cotton musettes are classic and stylish. Perfect for popping across town, they sit comfortably on your back when riding and are large enough to carry books or devices.
The knot? When handing up feed bags to riders in the peloton, soigneurs often tie a bow in the strap and dangle a musette in preparation for a flying grab. To avoid the bag from slipping through the hand, the knot acts as a grip and a successful transfer is completed. Alternatively, tailor the strap to fit your body perfectly in the very same way.