I’ve been using the normal SSCY Tack bag for a day pack during cross races and MTB rides where I have to drive to the trail. Its large size makes it easy to drop helmets, shoes and kits into the main compartment and the smaller pockets hold tools, snacks and other misc items.
What’s best about the Tack is it transforms from a tote to a backpack with just two clamps… I’ll elaborate more when I actually review mine. For now, let’s check out the new Tack Sling Bag.
All the versatility of the Tack, but now, in a sling form, allowing you to strap packages, boxes and yes, wheels to the pack. All of this, made in NYC.
See more at SSCY.
Bikepacking bags have gained a lot of momentum in the market over the past few years and now Blackburn offers up their take on these simple designs. By utilizing a standard dry sack, the Outpost Seat Pack and Bar Roll make it even easier to load and unload your bike, all while remaining secure, even on the most technical singletrack.
See more Outpost products at Blackburn, including their new Cargo Cage and Top Tube bag.
If you were at Interbike and happened to swing by the Mission Workshop / Acre booth, then you took note of these slick black MultiCam messengers bags from the Arkiv line. The black camo bags are fitted with blackened hardware and are made in the USA with a lifetime warranty.
Check out more at Mission Workshop and a few more photos below!
The ever so popular, yet impossible to order Ramblin Rolls are back up for pre-order. That means if you ordered them on the last run, yours is en route.
Head over to Tracko to get on that!
Josh Brede shared his newest video project, entitled Nightfall. Here’s a little background:
““Nightfall” is a speculative commercial that tells the story of a hardworking messenger who depends on his Chrome gear to keep him going. I made this commercial as my senior thesis at Drexel University, to conclude my studies of TV Production. I set out to create a commercial that portrays a brand I love, rely on, and wear every day.
This couldn’t have been possible without the amazing amount of support from my production & post production crew. You guys seriously rule.”
Here’s another product from Swift Industries that caught my eye: the Scout’s Motto Tool Roll. Made in Seattle, Washington and retails for $37. See more information at Swift and a few more photos at the Swift Flickr.
One of my favorite small online shop owners that I’ve never met is Rob from Ocean Air Cycles. Recently, they collaborated with Swift Industries on a demi-porteur bag called the Docena. What is a demi-porteur bag? Read all about it at Ocean Air’s blog.
Done reading? Ok, to test the waters for full-on production, Ocean Air is running a pre-order on these bags. Personally, if I didn’t already have a kickin’ Swift bag, I’d be scooping one of these up. The details are incredibly well thought out and that multicam fabric is a no-brainer.
Head over to Ocean Air to check out the Docena Demi-Porteur Bag pre-order!
Since everyone always misses out on these Ramblin Rolls, Kyle at Tracko and Yanco are doing a pre-order. Don’t slack on this though, because it’s limited to 100 spots with a six-week wait time. If all goes smooth, they’ll keep doing this, every six weeks.
Head to Tracko now to pre-order a Ramblin Roll!
Brooklyn’s David Trimble has expanded his track bike criterium races into much more. The Red Hook Crit is a fully-branded machine at this point, collaborating with countless cycling companies. The latest being Timbuk2 and this Travel Backpack.
See more at Red Hook Crit.
Scott at Porcelain Rocket has been working on this new modular saddle bag system for some time now. Dubbed Mr. Fusion, this harnessed bag system utilizes metal struts that either attach to your seat post, or post clamp.
I know this isn’t the first harness system out there, but I’m pretty stoked on how it turned out.
See more at Porcelain Rocket.