Outer Shell has been putting out some truly innovative products since Kyle first began the brand, including my favorite on the bike camera bag and now, these new Pico Panniers, which utilize a unique mounting system are sure to be a hit. Path Less Pedaled takes an up close and personal look at these new bags.
PedalEd’s products are as durable as they are functional and yes, fashionable. So it should come as no surprise that when it comes to on-the-bike portage, we should expect the same from the Italian brand. Launching their new bikepacking bags today, PedalED brings made in Italy, which are completely waterproof, made from denim and yes, built to last. See the entire offerings at PedalED.
Technology is always changing and the way we move with it needs to adapt. That’s why Mission developed the Rhake, their newest backpack. Mission Workshop is known for their bombproof portage and apparel. To show their support of their loyal consumers, they’re offering $60 OFF if you order before midnight, Monday November 6. These packs ship Tuesday, November 7. Use code RHAKE60 at checkout (can’t be combined with other discounts). Made by hand in small batches in the USA, built to endure and guaranteed forever. Head to Mission Workshop to check out more details.
For those looking for a bag that can function as both a camera and a basket randonneur bag, then check out the latest from Outer Shell. These basket bags are meant to fit in a Wald 137 basket, but will also strap to just about any porteur rack. These are all made in the Bay Area and come in a variety of colors or patterns, including camo and leopard. Head over to Outer Shell for more information.
Dropper post compatibility with bikepacking seat packs can be a real drag. Path Less Pedaled looks at Outer Shell’s design to accommodate a full-size pack and a dropper post.
These clever bags strap into your Wald 137 basket, utilize a zipper for closure and can be removed easily. You can even use an optional over-the-shoulder strap for transport. The Sugar Loaf bags are 11.5 L, come in three colors, inspired by the Pacific Northwest, weigh about a pound and are in stock now at Swift Industries.
Inside / Out at Outer Shell in San Francisco
Words and photos by Spencer Harding
When we set out on the DFL the Divide trip earlier this year I noticed a bunch of my bay area friends were rocking bits and pieces by Outer Shell. Kyle’s work continued to pop up in my world and one day I noticed that he had pretty much made my dream camera strap, I emailed him as quick as I could to get in on the next batch. Kyle has been putting his own very thoughtful twist on many now classic bike packing bags for a few years. With a background in engineering and a focus on versatility and durability, Kyle started Outer Shell. (more…)
For those looking for a more economical porteur bag for their touring bike or commuter bike, Surly introduces the Petite Porteur House Bag. This bag is designed to strap down to any porteur rack, is lined with fluorescent, removable liner bags and is sized to fit an array of items, including but not limited to six-packs, inflatable pool floats and the entire Stanley Kubrick Criterion Collection on DVD. See more information at Surly and holler at your local shop for ordering!
Ever find yourself in need of a bag on a ride or leaving a store? The ROV looks to solve that problem… Check out more at the ROV Kickstarter.
Intrigued? See more at TimBuk2.