Swift Industries at the Philly Bike Expo

At the 2012 Philly Bike Expo, one brand I was looking forward to meeting the most was Swift Industries. Their small, yet productive workshop puts out some of the best looking touring bags out there. From small to large panniers, saddle bags, rando bags and even Cetma porteur bags, their entire line screams functionality with personality. Rather than try to photograph the bags inside the convention, I rolled it outside.

These bags are all made by hand in Seattle, Washington and are fully customizable. Check out more below!


    Do you remember if that was a small or a large Rando bag?

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson


  • jchabalk

    i’ve got a set of their bags (panniers + randonneur) and i love them. a very similar color scheme to these too. 

    On your rear rack is that a small light bolted to the rear? If so could you let us know? I’d be interested in getting one, i’ve whacked my larger planet-bike one off too many times ;)

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      That’s not my bike….

    • http://www.geoffreycolburn.com/ Geoffrey

       That’s an Supernova taillight. I’ve got the same setup on my Raphael. Runs off a gen. hub.

  • Dpow

    Thanks for giving Swift some love John!

  • http://www.cyclelove.net/ CycleLove

    Love these! Great shots too… did you take them? Would love to feature them on our site if possible.

    • http://www.cyclelove.net/ CycleLove

      PS. If I’d read the text I wouldn’t need to have asked that :)

  • http://trackshack.co/ track shack

    Love everything Swift does!  Thanks for the post, makes me want to get a touring bike.