Carradice have been making saddlebags and panniers for more than 70 years.
In the early 1930’s Wilf Carradice first made a saddlebag for himself and discovered it was far better than anything else available. Friends soon asked for copies.
By the end of the 30’s Carradice were making tents, rucksacks, sleeping bags and jackets too. Throughout the 40’s and 50’s our bags were the choice of every hard riding tourist or clubman.
By the 70’s Wilf was wanting to retire and to pass the firm’s experience and reputation onto someone who would continue to produce bags to the same exacting standards. Fortunately Neville Chadwick, a keen cyclist saw the potential for quality made cycle bags and took the company on. Demand again began to outstrip the production facilities and two moves to larger premises followed. David took over from his dad in 1994 and the business has flourished under his enthusiastic management.
All Carradice Cotton Duck bags are handcrafted in their workshop in Nelson. Sewing cotton duck is highly skilled work, in which they take great pride.
In the last twenty years Carradice kit has probably been the choice of more worldwide cycling expeditions than any other.