Poland’s Mixed Works brings something new to the touring rack. Their new Black Bird panniers are completely waterproof, offer an easy to use rolltop design and modern hardware. They’re sold individually, only at Mixed Works, so head over to see more information.
Scott from Porcelain Rocket launched a small run of DSLR Slingers on his site yesterday. These on-the-go camera bags allow you to drop in a mid-sized DSLR, rangefinder or Micro 4/3s camera, and simply pull them out to get the shot. There’s no need to stop and open a backpack or a handlebar bag.
While they’re not big enough for a pro DSLR with a battery grip, they fit a 5Dmkiii and a smallish lens. I fit a 5Dmkiii in mine with a 24-70 mkii lens but it felt a lot better on the bike with my Mamiya 7ii, Leica M7 or my little Fuji x100t. Remember, you’re putting weight on one side of the bike and they tend to hit your knees while climbing, so the smaller the camera, the better in my opinion.
The DSLR Slingers are in stock now at Porcelain Rocket for $150.
Strawfoot’s kit bags have been restocked. These bags are perfect for keeping muddy, poison oak-covered shoes separate from your clean clothes in your luggage or home. The kit bags are made in Santa Cruz from charcoal duck cotton canvas with a water-resistant finish for $88. They measure 13″ x 9″ x 4″ and in my experience will fit a pair of shoes, gloves, bibs, and a jersey.
Check out more information at Strawfoot.
Beginning today, our friends at Strawfoot will be hiding small accessory bags around 5 cities throughout 5 days. They’re stuffed with goodies, so check the schedule:
Monday- PORTLAND w/ @theathletic
Tuesday- AUSTIN w/ @theradavist
Wednesday- SAN FRANCISCO w/ @freshairbicycles
Thursday- PHILADELPHIA w/ @corkgrips
Friday- LOS ANGELES w/ @goldensaddlecyclery
If you don’t find one of the bags, you can always pick one up at Strawfoot.
By using a base backpack with a series of attachments for other needs, the Restrap Unite expands in both size and versatility with a few simple clicks. Mix and match various attachments with three color options for the base bag. All bags are made in Yorkshire. See more at Restrap.
… and I totally blanked on sharing this before the Kickstarter deadline finished up. Boreas’ backpacks all use a native harness system, dubbed the suspension and part of the Bootlegger Modular Pack system. The Aperture Photo Series is built on this design.
The idea is you can swap different pack bodies depending on your needs. Kayaking, surfing, packrafting, cycling, hiking or even commuting, each pack can be dropped into or removed from the suspension straps with ease.
Since the funding is already finished up on the Aperture pack, we’ll have to wait until May to see these hit the consumer market.
Check out more on the Aperture pack, including diagrams and plenty of product photos at the Kickstarter page.
After a muddy race, trail ride or even jetsetting, you’ll quickly find it necessary to keep your stinky kit and poison oak-covered socks separate from the rest of your luggage. Or maybe you just want to keep your shoes nice and safe? Designed to fit just that, yet small enough for a backpack or your carry-on luggage. Introducing the Kit Bag from Strawfoot.
Available in two materials: a black camo Japanese micro-fiber with a subtle, debossed camo pattern in very limited supply for $98 or a USA-made charcoal duck cotton canvas with a water-resistant finish for $88. Measures: 13″ x 9″ x 4″. These bags are made by hand in Santa Cruz and are in stock now at Strawfoot.
See more product photos below.
Stevil’s a really great guy and his work with All Hail the Black Market over the years always provides entertainment. His newest collaboration with longtime brand ally Swobo looks great, which is probably why it sold out so quickly.
The Hobo Pack is a no-nonsense hydration pack for cycling and by hydration, I mean a vessel for transporting beer to races, or to drink on a ride. Of course it has fittings for a hydration bladder too, as well as a helmet net and rain fly. Functionality can’t be forgotten with a pack!
Even though these are sold out, more are on the way, head over to Swobo to sign up for an email notification.
ILE new custom bag option just launched and they’re doing things a bit differently. You can print out a blank bag linesheet and color it in, then scan it in and email it, or simply create your color palette in photoshop. Head over to ILE for more information.
Porcelain Rocket’s line of bikepacking and touring bags continues to grow and improve upon itself. Replacing the Mission Control bar bag comes the MCA, which utilizes a front-loading 5-15L dry sack, rather than the old side-loading bag. Also new to the lineup are the Micro Panniers. Intended for rear-racks only, these bags are perfect for commuting or when you need just a little more room for those longer expeditions.
Both are now available for ordering at Porcelain Rocket.