Solving on-the-bike portage problems is something Randi Jo excels at. For those looking for a less techy handlebar holster, check out these new Pocket Tender bags. Made from waxed canvas, with pockets all around the perimeter, these bags can fit a variety of items you might need while pedaling around town or taking on your next tour. You can order these bags, in a variety of colors at Randi Jo Fab for $45 each.
Curious to see some more hands-on information about the new Swift Industries Sugarloaf basket bag? Well, look no further…
Everyone has been asking about this bag. Swift Industries’ new Sugarloaf basket bag has landed. Designed specifically for a Wald 137 bicycle basket, it makes on and off-the bike portage a cinch, especially when paired with the shoulder strap. The Sugarloaf basket bag comes in three color options: 1000d Cordura in black or steel for $150, Camo XPac with Cordura laminate for $165 or a limited run of waxed canvas for $165. You can see more specs below and check Swift Industries for ordering! (more…)
I use a hip bag to carry my camera on rides, or my tools, a water bottle and snacks. They’re versatile and best of all, you don’t have to have something on your back. North St. Bags takes it one step further with their Pioneer bags. They’re designed to fit on your body or your bars and come in two sizes, with a variety of colors. The Pioneer bags are in stock now and shipping from North St. Bags.
Portland’s North Street Bags introduces their Morrison Backpack Panniers. Commuting or even touring can be made easier with these bags, which transform from a secure, waterproof pannier to a backpack in a few seconds. The Morrison Backpack Panniers carry a lifetime warranty and are made in Portland. They retail for $189 a piece.
Our friends at SDR Traveler might be known for their high end D3 duffel bags, yet their new Courier 60 Pouches are a great option for on the bike portage. Yes, it’s a saddle bag but it’s made from SDRT Grade Dyneema, an ultralight and durable material used in military applications. They also offer a tool roll. Both are in stock now at SDR Traveler.
Wald Baskets are one of the best accessories for a bike. Any bike. I’ve seen them mounted to just about anything. The new Swift Industries Sugarloaf basket bags are upping the ante on Wald Baskets, allowing you to take your cargo with you on the fly. Be on the lookout for more information on these shortly!
Hailing from Budapest, the ladies from Blind Chic know how to design and assemble some damn nice bags. I’ve been a longtime fan of their work and with more and more people asking for options in terms of hip bags (especially European customers,) I can’t pass up the opportunity to plug the Goliath Roll Top, which is available in either waxed cotton or cotton. Head to Blind Chic to see their full lineup!
Silca’s new accessories are all looking great, but the one that struck me the most is the Seat Roll Premio. It’s a saddle pack that uses a Boa closure system and it’s the first one I’ve ever seen utilize that technology. Excessive? Perhaps. Does it look rad? Yeah. See more at Silca.
Even if you’re running tubeless, you still need to carry tubes and for big, all-day rides, sometimes that means you’re carrying extras. Andrew the Maker recently designed a Tube Sack that utilizes the triangle underneath your seat stays, just above your tire. It carries a tube, a co2, tire lever and anything else you can cram into it. The Tube Sack’s design wedges in without any thigh rub and keeps your tubes free of road grit and debris.
Head over to Andrew the Maker’s shop for more information and ordering. They run $35 in a pre-order that’s shipping out mid-October. Shipping is included in the price! Also, if you like the looks of that nifty TownieSyndicate lever, it holds a 4mm, 5mm hex, with a 25 torx and 2 phillips, all in a tire lever’s compact size. Best of all, portions of the proceeds from sales on the lever go to fight lung cancer.