Camera bags for cyclists are a lot harder to design than you’d expect and very few get it right. I’ve used many and never felt inspired to write a review for one reason or another yet over the past few weeks I’ve been using the Evoc CP 18l bag and here I am, inspired enough to share it with y’all.
With a lifetime warranty, literal bomb-proof construction and now even lighter materials than before, the new and improved Mission Workshop R6 modular backpack is well worth the investment. Mine literally took a leap from a pickup truck and was drug for over a quarter mile and survived, with my laptop and rangefinder miraculously intact!
See more at Mission Workshop!
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.”
I like seeing companies like ENVE take into consideration that not everyone drives to races. Carrying race or pit wheels on your back is pretty much the norm if you live in a city that has bicycle racing within riding distance from your local shop or house.
See more photos and details below and scoop one of the ENVE Wheel Backpacks up at your local dealer.
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 always love seeing new product from ILE and these Default XPAC backpacks look great!
“XPAC is manufactured by Dimension Polyants, woven and lamented in Putnam Connecticut, USA. They specialize in racing sails for boats, but also make some great fabrics for bags.
The fabric has a waterproof laminate, as well as our RF Welded vinyl liner roll-top to keep your gear dry.
The bottom features a 1000 Denier Cordura nylon for its unparalleled abrasion resistance. We are using exclusively Acetal/Delrin fasteners and adjusters for their extreme durability. Our finely tuned shoulder straps are padded, and distribute the load evenly. And the strap angles are designed to fit a broad range of size people.”
These lightweight bags are $260 at ILE
I’ve used a lot of camera bags and honestly, they each have their own place. For instance, right now I’m using one of F-Stop’s Loki packs. It’s great for a strictly-photo trip, but as I’m packing for the Amgen Tour of California today, I broke out my Poler Excursion camera insert once again.
Why? Because it’s modular! This thing is so clever and even though it’s sold as a set with the Excursion backpack, I’ve used just the insert for over a year.
Check out more below.
Mission Workshop’s new VX-21 lightweight backpacks look amazing. I love the multicam and hunter / safety orange. It’s like Mission Workshop can see into my mind!
“The R6 Field Pack allows for the secure and simple attachment of weatherproof accessories to the exterior of the bag. The patented Arkiv® modular system gives the bag freedom to evolve and adapt as needed. With an arsenal of accessories to choose from the R6 series is ready to travel.
The VX-21 collection of R6 backpacks and accessories utilize a lightweight 210 denier packcloth reinforced with a ripstop nylon grid all backed with a PET waterproof membrane. In addition, these packs are lined with a lightweight urethane coated ripstop liner.
All Arkiv bags and accessories are completely weatherproof, made in the USA and backed by a lifetime warranty.”
See more photos below and the full details at Mission Workshop.
As part of Mission Workshop’s AP Series, these new limited edition Sanctions feature anodized hardware, a waxed twill fabric and the same, made in the USA, lifetime warranty that MW has on all their products. See more at Mission Workshop.
I love my first generation Minimal Backpack. As the name implies, it’s the simplest form of portage. A traditional dry sack design, rendered in Hyperlite Mountain Gear‘s proprietary material, nonwoven Dyneema. My only complaint with the first run was that it was white. It got dirty easily.
The new Outlier Minimal Backpack comes in black and still kicks ass. Check out more photos and pick one up at Outlier.
All-City’s got some new bags hitting the shelves of your LBS, one of which is the Low Profile, a 1100cu backpack. Check out more at All-City.
How rad is this? While I was at Pushbike today, Travis dropped off a whole lotta color in the form of these Freight Baggage backpacks. They’re in stock now at Pushbike, so swing through and pick one up. The conversation seemed to center around the yellow bag…
Patrick at Pedal Consumption teamed up with BLAQ out of Portland to design a roll-top backpack for his Kagero frames. Pick one up here and check out more information here! These are on sale now, through the 13th, so take advantage of the savings and support made in the USA products.
I have been using the shit out of the new Hold Fast Day Pack since Interbike this year. At first, I thought “I love Hold Fast but I don’t need another backpack”. Then the size won me over. It’s, it’s so small. I throw my flask in one side pocket, a u-lock in the other and still have plenty of room for a towel, flip flops, cameras and anything else I’d use on a trip to the river to swim.
It’s Made in the USA, uses the military MOLLE system and comes in black! The purple accents on this one rule. Pick one of these up here, at HOLD FAST and just wait till you see my new staps!