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.
I’ve used a lot of hip packs over the past few years and it’s always hard grading them. A lot of it comes down to strap thickness, interior space, pockets and how well they carry weight since mine usually carry a small camera as well. High Above’s newest hip pack, the Lookout is the culmination of everything they’ve learned over the past six years of building bags. It’s loaded with details and features, including a water bottle holster for those mountain bikes with only one cage and is made in Washington. Check out more on the Lookout and the other packs currently available at High Above.
Seattle’s Porteur Cycling constructed a run of Tenspeed Hero duffle bags, featuring their signature stripes. These 21in x 12in duffles have interior pockets, an adjustable shoulder strap and are made in Seattle by Porteur Cycling. They’re in stock now at Tenspeed Hero so head over to see more.
If you can’t get enough of the Speedvagen aesthetic, then don’t miss out on these duffle bags, constructed from Portland’s own Beckel Canvas, with durable materials, tough construction and the Speedvagen Ichico pattern. See more at Speedvagen.
Kyle has been busy cranking out more Drawcord Handlebar bags and he’s just restocked them. Make sure you make a note for the camera insert if you’re going to use it for a camera bag.
San Francisco-based ORNOT teamed up with local artist and all around rad dude Chris McNally on a bag collection, made by Rickshaw bags in the Bay Area. The two bags, a Macgyver tool bag and a Bar Bag feature artwork by McNally inspired by California. Both are in stock now at ORNOT.
My favorite small camera bag just got better. Inside Line Equipment updated the Photo Bag Mini with a new interior fabric, better foam and a simple, one-piece insert design. The new and improved Photo Bag mini is also available in an array of custom material options, along with some stock fabric choices. This bag will fit mirrorless systems easily, as well as a DSLR with a small telephoto zoom lens like the 5D and a 24-70. I’ve used mine thoroughly for almost five years and love it. They retail for $120, are sewn in California with stock available now at Inside Line Equipment.
I get this question all the time: “How do you carry your camera on your bike?” and the answer varies. It depends on the bike and the camera used, different cameras require various amounts of space and have varying weights. More on that later, but for now, let’s look at the best on-the-bike camera bag for medium-sized cameras I’ve ever used.
Outershell’s Drawcord Handlebar Bag isn’t a “camera bag” per se, but it is with one simple hack.