In celebration of Swift Industries’ 10 Year Anniversary, artist Sean Hipkin hand-painted a one-off of their Horizon Line Zeitgeist Saddle Bag. Giving Sean complete artistic freedom, everyone at Swift was amazed and surprised to see the final product. This is the first time seeing Sean’s work and I must say, it’s trippy. In a good way! See an interview with Sean at the Swift blog.
… is open! In size small and large (pictured.) These expandable bags have an insane carrying capacity and quickly became my go-to handlebar bag for bikepacking. Head to Poppi’s Webshop to pre-order.
Russ interviews Martina Brimmer, co-founder of Swift Industries in the latest Path Less Pedaled video.
Jake’s Pacific Northwest Do-All Trek 970
Photos and words by Morgan Taylor
While we can easily find ourselves lost in things shiny and new, there’s no denying the allure of a carefully curated classic being put to good use. Jake’s Trek 970 is just one of those bikes, with a build that takes advantage of classic mountain bike practicality to create a versatile and stylish bike for days long and short.
Jake’s no stranger to well-thought-out steel bikes, already having a number of sweet builds in the quiver before his 970 came together. He leans toward time-tested components, durability over flashiness, and comfort over outright speed. The 970 is Jake’s Pacific Northwest do-all bike, with wide tires, loads of carrying capacity, and inspiration taken from its home in Seattle. (more…)
Swift’s Zeitgeist Saddle Bag is a new take on the classic British touring saddlebag, and this special edition is made from XPac VX21, to help make this bag super-lightweight and durable. The Hinterland Zeitgeist weighs in at 12oz, shaving over a quarter pound off of Swift’s standard Zeitgeist Saddle Bags and is in stock now at Swift Industries!
Your favorite Swift Industries bags just got a new, limited edition material option. Dubbed, the Horizon Line, the Zeitgeist, Sugarloaf and Paloma bags are made from X10 Cotton Duck, the very first traditional canvas fabric to incorporate the modern magic of XPac. This X10 Cotton Duck is a totally new waterproof cotton canvas, made here in the United States. Check out the Horizon Line, which is in stock now, at Swift Industries.
These clever bags strap into your Wald 137 basket, utilize a zipper for closure and can be removed easily. You can even use an optional over-the-shoulder strap for transport. The Sugar Loaf bags are 11.5 L, come in three colors, inspired by the Pacific Northwest, weigh about a pound and are in stock now at Swift Industries.
… because this is a damn funny commercial!
Getting High in the San Gabriel Mountains at Mt. Lowe Trail Camp
Photos and words by Kyle Kelley
Each year everyone at Golden Saddle Cyclery gets super excited when Swift Industries announces their annual campout and then every year we become more and more worried about killing everyone because it is always way too hot to ride a fully loaded touring bike up a mountain. Yeah, it’s summer and yeah it’s hot everywhere, but we’re talking Buster Poindexter “HOT HOT HOT!” (more…)
Only thirteen more days until the Summer Solstice and the Swift Campout, an evening of bicycle camping under the stars with friends in your city. To find out more information, head to Swift Industries.