Category Archives: bags
YNOT: Pan-Yay Line Grows with Three New Models
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YNOT has been working hard on their Pan-Yay product line and have designed three new bags: The Kassi, The Annex and The Portage. Head over to their Kickstarter page to see more and if you’re in Toronto on August 21st, swing through their studio for an open house.

YNOT Toronto
831 Queen St W. Toronto, ON
Thursday, August 21st from 8pm – 12 pm

Aug 12, 2014 Comments are OFF
Porcelain Rocket Has a New Website
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I’m on the road and won’t have access to WiFi over the next few days – or at least I don’t think – but I really want to post about this. Scott from Porcelain Rocket has a brand new website and it’s really worth checking out.

So good dude!

Aug 6, 2014 3 comments
Bike Mag: Packing for the French Maritime Alps with the Acre Hauser Bag
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People ask me all the time about what I bring on big bad rides and I thought I had my selection dialed, until I saw this in the Bike Mag Following Cards Day 4 editorial the other day:

“One set of L-bend allen keys; hand pump; 4 tubes; lighter; Euros; US dollars; 5 canadian dollars; housing end caps; cable ends; matchmaker; derailleur cable; chain; EpiPen; first-aid kit; spare bolts; cleats; Time pedals; knife; rope; gloves; zip ties; T-25 torx; chain breaker; chain pliers; electrical tape; chain lube; brake pads; XX1 rear derailleur; multi-tool.”

All that, in a Acre Hauser pack – not to mention one of those ultralight Orion jackets!

Jul 30, 2014 13 comments
Mash: Boreas Gear Bags
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Mash has teamed up with SF-local portage company Boreas on two models of backpacks, the Day Pack and the Race Pack. I’ve seen Boreas gear in person and it’s a solid option for those looking for more technical backpacks.

Jul 15, 2014 1 comment
Brooks Heritage in Video

Well, we’ve seen the saddles being made through photos, now let’s look at Brooks’ portage line through this video…

Jun 25, 2014 1 comment
Chrome Artist Series: NOA Yalta Backpack

Chrome’s newest Artist series features Japanese artist NOA and a Yalta backpack.

“Typically using oil and acrylic paint on canvas or wood, he’s known for painting live with a style that emulates Japanese line-making. Each piece of art is influenced by the music he chooses to play as he paints, with most of his inspiration is deeply rooted in hip-hop and graffiti. NOA- created this artwork based on the Japanese phrase, “黒霧” that translates phonetically to Kuromu (sounds like Chrome!) and means Black Fog.

These one-of-a-kind Yalta bags come from a 4′ x 12′ canvas and acrylic painting NOA- made. Each of the 8 bags represents a specific segment of the painting where the Black Fog takes on a unique energy of its own. Our Artist Series is produced as a limited run. Once they are gone, they’re gone.”

See some photos below.

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Jun 11, 2014 Comments are OFF
Argonaut Cycles and Strawfoot: Waxed Canvas and Leather Saddle Bags
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I love seeing two friends come together from opposite ends of the cycling industry to make something rad. Ben from Argonaut and Garret from Strawfoot designed a waxed canvas saddle bag together. It’s a limited run, with only 50 available. Each bag is made by hand in Santa Cruz and stamped with the Argonaut “A” logo on the strap. It’s meant to carry a spare tube, tire levers, a multi-tool and a patch kit.

Pick one up now at the Argonaut Web Shop for $48.

Jun 10, 2014 3 comments