Category Archives: bags
Seagull Bags Relaunch and Add New Bags to the Flock

Seagull Bags took a short hiatus to figure things out and move the brand in a few new directions, resulting in two new bag models. One of which is a do-all backpack, stepping away from Seagull’s previous silhouettes of messenger style backpacks. The Nightshift V2 was designed with exploration in mind. Or just standard day-to-day use. Cargo straps make it easy to bring a few extra items along and interior pockets keep things organized. Also new to the lineup is the Trail Buddy hip pack (or shred pack as I like to call them). Carry your tools, snacks, camera, one-hitter or even a burrito in it and hit the trail without worrying about a hydro pack.

All of Seagull’s bags are made in Columbus, Ohio.

Jun 2, 2015 Comments are OFF
Mixed Works: Black Bird Panniers

Poland’s Mixed Works brings something new to the touring rack. Their new Black Bird panniers are completely waterproof, offer an easy to use rolltop design and modern hardware. They’re sold individually, only at Mixed Works, so head over to see more information.

May 20, 2015 20 comments
Porcelain Rocket’s DSLR Slingers

Scott from Porcelain Rocket launched a small run of DSLR Slingers on his site yesterday. These on-the-go camera bags allow you to drop in a mid-sized DSLR, rangefinder or Micro 4/3s camera, and simply pull them out to get the shot. There’s no need to stop and open a backpack or a handlebar bag.

While they’re not big enough for a pro DSLR with a battery grip, they fit a 5Dmkiii and a smallish lens. I fit a 5Dmkiii in mine with a 24-70 mkii lens but it felt a lot better on the bike with my Mamiya 7ii, Leica M7 or my little Fuji x100t. Remember, you’re putting weight on one side of the bike and they tend to hit your knees while climbing, so the smaller the camera, the better in my opinion.

The DSLR Slingers are in stock now at Porcelain Rocket for $150.

Apr 22, 2015 7 comments
Strawfoot: Kit Bags Back in Stock

Strawfoot’s kit bags have been restocked. These bags are perfect for keeping muddy, poison oak-covered shoes separate from your clean clothes in your luggage or home. The kit bags are made in Santa Cruz from charcoal duck cotton canvas with a water-resistant finish for $88. They measure 13″ x 9″ x 4″ and in my experience will fit a pair of shoes, gloves, bibs, and a jersey.

Check out more information at Strawfoot.

Apr 10, 2015 10 comments
Strawfoot’s Easter Egg Hunt

Beginning today, our friends at Strawfoot will be hiding small accessory bags around 5 cities throughout 5 days. They’re stuffed with goodies, so check the schedule:

Monday- PORTLAND w/ @theathletic
Tuesday- AUSTIN w/ @theradavist
Wednesday- SAN FRANCISCO w/ @freshairbicycles
Thursday- PHILADELPHIA w/ @corkgrips
Friday- LOS ANGELES w/ @goldensaddlecyclery
w/ @onetrippass

Watch each of their Instgram feeds to find clues and win prizes from The James Brand, Product of Bob Scales and FairEnds.

If you don’t find one of the bags, you can always pick one up at Strawfoot.

Mar 30, 2015 Comments are OFF
Restrap’s New Unite Bag System

By using a base backpack with a series of attachments for other needs, the Restrap Unite expands in both size and versatility with a few simple clicks. Mix and match various attachments with three color options for the base bag. All bags are made in Yorkshire. See more at Restrap.

Mar 23, 2015 2 comments
I’m Digging the Boreas Aperture Photo Backpack

… and I totally blanked on sharing this before the Kickstarter deadline finished up. Boreas’ backpacks all use a native harness system, dubbed the suspension and part of the Bootlegger Modular Pack system. The Aperture Photo Series is built on this design.

The idea is you can swap different pack bodies depending on your needs. Kayaking, surfing, packrafting, cycling, hiking or even commuting, each pack can be dropped into or removed from the suspension straps with ease.

Since the funding is already finished up on the Aperture pack, we’ll have to wait until May to see these hit the consumer market.

Check out more on the Aperture pack, including diagrams and plenty of product photos at the Kickstarter page.

Feb 26, 2015 Comments are OFF