Photo by Spencer J Harding
As both a “journalist” and a consumer, I get really excited when I see something new coming from a brand, especially one with a history like Blackburn. In recent months, I’ve gotten to know the brand a bit better, both through their Meet the Rangers program and from a product perspective. I’ve seen a few of their forthcoming products, many of which I think you’ll be stoked on but before those roll out, I thought you’d appreciate a little Q&A with the brand.
To give the readers of the Radavist some insight into Blackburn’s modus operandi, I reached out to brand manager, Robin Sansom for an interview.
Read on below!
For those wanting a little bit of extra detailing and style with your messenger bags, Mission Workshop just restocked their AP Edition waxed canvas messenger bags. My favorite detail in this line is the bag hardware. So clean.
Made in the USA with a lifetime warranty and infinite high-fives.
See more at Mission Workshop.
I know this is also floating in the sidebar ad column, but I’m stoked to see these new saddle bags from Cadence. There’s an option for everyone too! Made in the USA.
See more at Cadence.
I’ve been thinking that I wanted a backpack that’s just a bit smaller than my 22L Klettersack from Topo Designs and this morning, they announced their new Rover Pack. Made in Colorado at a LEED-certified facility and available in an array of colors.
See more photos below and head to Topo for more information.
… like this Nap Pack. See more at their Flickr!
YNOT has been working hard on their Pan-Yay product line and have designed three new bags: The Kassi, The Annex and The Portage. Head over to their Kickstarter page to see more and if you’re in Toronto on August 21st, swing through their studio for an open house.
831 Queen St W. Toronto, ON
Thursday, August 21st from 8pm – 12 pm
I’m on the road and won’t have access to WiFi over the next few days – or at least I don’t think – but I really want to post about this. Scott from Porcelain Rocket has a brand new website and it’s really worth checking out.
So good dude!
People ask me all the time about what I bring on big bad rides and I thought I had my selection dialed, until I saw this in the Bike Mag Following Cards Day 4 editorial the other day:
“One set of L-bend allen keys; hand pump; 4 tubes; lighter; Euros; US dollars; 5 canadian dollars; housing end caps; cable ends; matchmaker; derailleur cable; chain; EpiPen; first-aid kit; spare bolts; cleats; Time pedals; knife; rope; gloves; zip ties; T-25 torx; chain breaker; chain pliers; electrical tape; chain lube; brake pads; XX1 rear derailleur; multi-tool.”
All that, in a Acre Hauser pack – not to mention one of those ultralight Orion jackets!
Mash has teamed up with SF-local portage company Boreas on two models of backpacks, the Day Pack and the Race Pack. I’ve seen Boreas gear in person and it’s a solid option for those looking for more technical backpacks.
I get so many people asking where I bought my Porcelain Rocket for Hunter Cycles “fanny pack”. Well, Rick’s got a new stock of Shred Packs up on his site, along with caps, stickers, patches and those lovely Nugz.
Head over to the Hunter Cycles web shop to pick one up.