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Porcelain Rocket’s New MCA Handlebar Bag and Micro Panniers
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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.

Jan 20, 2015 2 comments
Mission Workshop Arkiv® Field Packs in Video

Here’s a quick video showcasing Mission Workshop’s Arkiv field packs being used. I’ve had mine for a few years now and it’s been so helpful while traveling around the globe. The modular add-on attaché case accessories make it one hell of an adaptable product, for just about any errand or job.

See more at Mission Workshop.

Jan 15, 2015 2 comments
Ride Along: Yanco from Yanco Bags
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In the ground level of a beautiful home in Los Angeles, Javiar Yanco makes bags, caps and other accessories used by cyclists of every kind. From randonneurs, to bikepackers, road cyclists, MTB racers and cross bike explorers, Yanco’s bags have a cult-like following. One product in particular, the Ramblin Roll, sold by Tracko, literally launched him into full-time production recently.

But his work doesn’t stop there. From packraft bags, musettes, bar bags, bikepacking bags, caps and yes, still a few top tube pads, Yanco makes products that he’s inspired to make slightly different than the rest.

Through using bright colors, unique zippers and yes, camo, lots of camo, these bags will always fetch the comment on Instagram: “what kind of bag is that?…”

I caught up with Yanco last week in Los Angeles, as he was in the zone making Ramblin Rolls, and asked him a few questions for a Ride Along.

Check that out below!
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Dec 18, 2014 10 comments
Review: Blackburn’s Barrier Universal Panniers
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Products that are designed to work within a system, but also operate just fine on their own are crucial to a brand. What if I don’t want to use your company’s rack? No problem. Blackburn’s Barrier Panniers are meant to be integrated into their Interlock racks – a system that allows you to lock your panniers for security while running errands around town – yet they work with any rack, even low-riders.

I recently gave these Barrier Universal panniers a go on a three day bicycle camping tour and loved them. Check out more below.

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Dec 2, 2014 11 comments
RELoad Bags: Leave Nothing Behind Collection

RELoad has been making custom bags longer than just about anyone else and their newest collection continues that tradition. Each piece was hand printed by Mari Montacelli, then assembled by Ellie Lum and Mari Montacelli in the RELoad SF studio.

See the Leave Nothing Behind Collection at RELoad!

Dec 1, 2014 Comments are OFF