Category Archives: bags
North Street Bags: Morrison Backpack Panniers

Portland’s North Street Bags introduces their Morrison Backpack Panniers. Commuting or even touring can be made easier with these bags, which transform from a secure, waterproof pannier to a backpack in a few seconds. The Morrison Backpack Panniers carry a lifetime warranty and are made in Portland. They retail for $189 a piece.

Oct 11, 2016 Comments are OFF
Swift Industries: Sugarloaf Basket Bag

Wald Baskets are one of the best accessories for a bike. Any bike. I’ve seen them mounted to just about anything. The new Swift Industries Sugarloaf basket bags are upping the ante on Wald Baskets, allowing you to take your cargo with you on the fly. Be on the lookout for more information on these shortly!

Oct 3, 2016 15 comments
Blind Chic’s Goliath Roll Top Hip Bag

Hailing from Budapest, the ladies from Blind Chic know how to design and assemble some damn nice bags. I’ve been a longtime fan of their work and with more and more people asking for options in terms of hip bags (especially European customers,) I can’t pass up the opportunity to plug the Goliath Roll Top, which is available in either waxed cotton or cotton. Head to Blind Chic to see their full lineup!

Sep 27, 2016 4 comments
Silca’s New Seat Roll Premio

Silca’s new accessories are all looking great, but the one that struck me the most is the Seat Roll Premio. It’s a saddle pack that uses a Boa closure system and it’s the first one I’ve ever seen utilize that technology. Excessive? Perhaps. Does it look rad? Yeah. See more at Silca.

Sep 16, 2016 1 comment
Andrew the Maker’s Tube Sack

Even if you’re running tubeless, you still need to carry tubes and for big, all-day rides, sometimes that means you’re carrying extras. Andrew the Maker recently designed a Tube Sack that utilizes the triangle underneath your seat stays, just above your tire. It carries a tube, a co2, tire lever and anything else you can cram into it. The Tube Sack’s design wedges in without any thigh rub and keeps your tubes free of road grit and debris.

Head over to Andrew the Maker’s shop for more information and ordering. They run $35 in a pre-order that’s shipping out mid-October. Shipping is included in the price! Also, if you like the looks of that nifty TownieSyndicate lever, it holds a 4mm, 5mm hex, with a 25 torx and 2 phillips, all in a tire lever’s compact size. Best of all, portions of the proceeds from sales on the lever go to fight lung cancer.

Sep 15, 2016 18 comments
Arkel’s New Rigid Frame Bikepacking Saddle Bag the Seatpacker

Path Less Pedaled gives us a look at Arkel’s new rigid frame bikepacking saddle bag. This one looks to be the most versatile rigid frame design, allowing you to clamp to your rails kind of like how a Carradice bag support works. The best part is how quickly it can be installed. As you’ll see in the video, Russ literally installs it in seconds. From the looks of things, it’ll also be dropper post friendly.

The Seatpacker is made in Canada, is waterproof, comes in two sizes and can fit in frames with 8″ or more of clearance between your tire or fender and your saddle rails. Check out more at Arkel.

Aug 25, 2016 5 comments
Onion Velo’s Anylander Panniers by Porcelain Rocket

Projects like this always pique my interest and tap into my Paypal account:

“Together with Vince at Ponderosa Cyclery in Omaha, I’m excited to announce the launch of a project that is near and dear to both of us, and has been in the works for a while. The Anylander Pannier is a bag system that has been born out of a fondness for the style and function of traditional panniers combined with the need for technology that can handle the rough and tumble lifestyle of a backroads tourist.

As a pack system, we’ve found that we really like the usefulness, versatility, and size of panniers, as opposed to the popular, rack-less “bikepacking” style bag systems. However, when riding the rocky, extremely rough backroads of Western Nebraska, many panniers available do a less than perfect job handling the demands that we put on them. While we have found the durability and simplicity of bikepacking bags to be advantageous in some situations, the extremely stripped down nature of rack-less bags, as well as the detailed “tetris-styled” pack plan necessary to use them cramps our relaxed, easy going, “bring-a-few-luxury-items-if-not-the-entire-kitchen-sink” touring lifestyle.”

Check out the new Anylander Panniers at Onion Velo and pre-order these $325 panniers by hollering at Carl’s Email!

Aug 24, 2016 14 comments