To coincide with dealers stocking the all-new Gorilla Monsoon, All-City teamed up with Colorado-based Topo Designs on a run of matchy matchy handlebar bags. These orange and yellow bags are made in the US from Cordura, attach via simple velcro straps and utilize a waterproof truck liner interior. Head to your local dealer to pick one up, or to All-City for ordering.
Basket bags are all the rage these days and each company that makes them has a unique approach to the resolution of the sweaty back problem. Tunitas Carryall is based in San Francisco and their Basket Pack is part backpack and part basket bag. These bags come in the three colors; charcoal, seaglass, forest ranger and are in stock now at Tunitas Carryall.
In celebration of Swift Industries’ 10 Year Anniversary, artist Sean Hipkin hand-painted a one-off of their Horizon Line Zeitgeist Saddle Bag. Giving Sean complete artistic freedom, everyone at Swift was amazed and surprised to see the final product. This is the first time seeing Sean’s work and I must say, it’s trippy. In a good way! See an interview with Sean at the Swift blog.
… is open! In size small and large (pictured.) These expandable bags have an insane carrying capacity and quickly became my go-to handlebar bag for bikepacking. Head to Poppi’s Webshop to pre-order.
One of the projects I’ve been urging Mission Workshop to take on, since the brand’s inception I might add, is the same thing all photographers want; a smart, simple, and modular camera carrying system. Mission’s responded with the Capsule, a padded and modular insert that works with most of its current bags and on its own. These bags are designed to carry a number of bodies and lenses, are made in the USA and in stock now at Mission Workshop.
New Zealand-based outdoor apparel and workwear company, Cactus Outdoor, just launched a new lineup of bikepacking bags, including two drybags to work with their handlebar-mounted Love Handle bar wrap. Other bags include a saddle pack called the Love Bundle and the Tinder Box, or a toptube-mounted bag. See the full lineup at Cactus Outdoor.
Got stinky shoes, to go with your stinky kit and maybe some stinky cheese for a snack? Well, the High Above Lost Lake Duffel might be for you…
Swift’s Zeitgeist Saddle Bag is a new take on the classic British touring saddlebag, and this special edition is made from XPac VX21, to help make this bag super-lightweight and durable. The Hinterland Zeitgeist weighs in at 12oz, shaving over a quarter pound off of Swift’s standard Zeitgeist Saddle Bags and is in stock now at Swift Industries!
Silca has two new bag offerings, both of which are made from recycled inner tubes, here in the USA by Colorado-based EcoLogic Designs. The Borsa Americano is a small, riding wallet based on the dimensions of the iPhone 7+, offering tons of extra space for your riding essentials. The Brooklyn backpack is a 972 cubic inch commuter bag, which will fit your laptop and other office goods. Both are in stock now at Silca.