Bag don’t always have to be big and Ornot‘s new bags embody the “less is more” approach to bag design. Both the new handlebar bag and saddle bag are designed to be compact and to hold the essentials. Both models are available in Stone Blue, Olive, and Morocco (pictured). Head on over to Ornot to see all the details.
There’s no shortage of bag makers out there but it’s rare to find a company bringing some new ideas to the table when it comes to bicycle portage accessories. San Util is doing some fun stuff with an interesting spin. They have a Kickstarter campaign, along with some stock on their website, so head on over and check it out. Our favorites include the Salmon Big Stache Daddy, MTB Hip Pack, and the Mini Beer Tote.
In the mountains of the State of México, about two hours by car to the west of México City, there’s a little town named San Simón el Alto; in this town, there’s a house which would pass as any other house save for the sign that reads “Bebidas exóticas”, exotic drinks, and an outdoor bar, a Biergarten if you will, with chairs in an inviting position. Wandering in the garden, a big turkey makes sure everything is in order and slowly approaches whoever stays idle for too long, be it dog, cat, or person. To the right there’s the house and one of the doors opens up to reveal two sewing machines, rolls of Xpac and Liteskin, and a few half-made bicycle bags. This is Peregrinus Equipment, the bike bag enterprise run by physicist, cyclist, and nature enthusiast Nicolás Legorreta.
Mission Workshop’s backpacks are legendary, with their made in the USA construction, lifetime warranty, repairs, and naturally, innovative designs. Their latest pack uses Dimension Polyant’s iconic, lightweight X-Pac® fabric. This 20L fully weatherproof backpack utilizes the same breathable floating harness system used on the MW hydration packs to provide generous airflow between the pack and your back while offering stability and comfort in the most adverse conditions and features the ASP pocket system for efficient storage and ease of use. The Speedwell retails for $285.
These new packs come in four colors and are shipping today from Mission Workshop.
Sometimes you want a framebag and a water bottle cage and that’s ok. The Better Half Frame Bag solves this problem with a new Fidlock magnetic closure system. These bags are designed to fit gravel bikes with about 10º or less of top tube slope. If you’re not sure what your top tube slope is, go to our friends at BIKE INSIGHTS and search for your bike, your top tube slope will be in the geometry info.
The Better Half Frame Bag comes in two sizes, designed to fit various headtube lengths.
Small: likely in the 46cm-58cm frame size range with head tube lengths around 75-170 millimeters. 2.5″ or less of the head tube between the top tube and down tube.
Large: frames in the 58cm-63cm range, with 180-230-ish millimeter head tubes. 3-4.5″ of head tube between the top tube and down tube.
These bags are made in Atlanta, come in a variety of colors, and are shipping today from BagsxBird.
Wizard Works have once again teamed up with Get Wild Matty for their third collaboration of super cute hound embroidered bags. Elongated dog fans rejoice, this collab is their most fetching to date. This collection is limited to 20 Lil Presto Barrel Bags, 10 of each design. Hand embroidered in York and handcrafted in London from a modern dry waxed canvas, sustainably manufactured in Rochdale.
For sale today at 6.00pm BST Thursday, Setpember 30th at Wizard Works.
It makes sense if you own a bike company that you’d develop your own line of bikepacking or bicycle touring bags. Many brands have done this and the latest is 8Bar Bikes, whose new bags are all in stock at their webshop now, including their new Anything Cages, which are designed to carry a JetBoil, a drybag, or a growler of your favorite beer. Head on over to 8Bar to see it all…
The new STASHERS Cargo Bag opens your on-bike carry options and will hold a 32-ounce Crowler of whatever blows your hair back. With the ability to haul anything up to just over 5” in diameter such as Nalgene bottles, french press, standard fuel cans, etc. Each bag comes with padded, moveable spacers and a fully waterproof liner, allowing riders to separate and organize their carry. Sized to fit most mirrorless camera systems – camera body, lenses, etc.
-4 engineered layers of padding and insulation – keeps food and drinks hot or cold for 4 hrs +
-Designed to fit most bicycle handlebars with built-in velcro attachments
-2 movable padded spacers keep cargo safe and contents organized
-Will hold a 32-ounce Crowler, Nalgene Bottles, Fuel Cans, and anything up to 5.2” in diameter.
-Perfect for coffee kits, camera gear, hammock, extra layers, etc
-Waterproof food-grade protective liner – no plastic baggies needed! Holds food, ice, snacks, etc. Cleans easily
-2 zippered side pockets for easy access to smaller items
-Long and strong straps attach to bikes, ATVs, roll bars etc. Works well with Anything Cages for fork mounting.
-Color Options: Black, Green, Realtree Camo, and Laughing Grass Camo
-Bag Dimensions: 31cm Long x 15cm Wide
In stock now at Stashers.
For this week’s Readers’ Rides, our friend Andrew Wiloid from Andrew the Maker Handmade Goods shares with us his fully-loaded full-suspension Banshee Phantom for a week on the Colorado Trail. Check out Andrew’s excellent write up and photos below!
These fanny packs turned bar packs turned back into fanny packs are rarer than rainbow lobsters but are in stock momentarily at Ron’s Bikes. If you’re looking for a new camera pack, we highly recommend these. Or if you just want to support a small brand making things in the USA, you can’t go wrong. See all the details at Ron’s Bikes.
Bags. We love them. Especially ones that are a little different from other offerings. This Edinburgh, UK-based Kickstarter campaign was sent to us and we felt like you’d want to see it. The Stac Pack is a hip bag or a sling bag with multiple uses. Check out the launch video above and if you’re into this bag, see more at the Kickstarter campaign.
I have been internet friends with Irlanda for so long that I don’t even remember how we started communicating. What I do remember is that she told me she had the dream of making bicycle bags and accessories but at the moment, sewing fancy dresses are what paid her bills. Settled in the México-USA border city of Tijuana, she has been dressing brides and quinceañeras for over twenty years and it was around fourteen years ago that she started riding a bike to get around. As she took part in organizing group rides, she sewed hip bags and gave them away as an incentive to attract more people to ride, and that’s how sewing bike bags became a hobby. Along those two decades, she started growing tired of the high fashion world while at the same time she made more bicycle accessories, but still, the money flowed mainly from the people who came to her from either side of the border to get their dresses made.
Imagine every Swift Industries bag is a blank canvas for you to design your own colors upon. That’s what the Swift Industries Customizable Baggage is all about. Simply pick out your favorite bag, select the colored fabric you’d like to use, and wait for it to be made. See all the details at Swift Industries!
I must say that I’m damn proud to live in New Mexico and I had no idea that such an awesome network of makers are blossoming here. We’ve looked at Moné’s operations down in Silver City, Baphomet Bicycles, checked in with Farewell Bags, looked at the framebag offerings from Buckhorn Bags, and today we’re featuring two local companies, starting with Evergreen Stitchworks and O’Leary Built Bikes, so let’s get to it.
Southern Wonders and Farther Bag Co collaborated on a
rain camo Humidity Camp handlebar bag that’s dropping today at 12 noon EST. This collaboration is called Farther South. All of these bags are made by hand in Memphis by Farther South in tan or olive with hunter orange on the inside and have a plastic liner to help maintain the round “burrito bag” shape. Get your browsers ready for them to be in stock at 12 noon EST today at Southern Wonders.
California brands Mission Workshop and Afterschool Projects announced a new collection of apparel and packs today that meld Mission Workshop’s knowledge in technical materials with the playfulness of Afterschool Projects. The collaboration all started with a question and an experiment: is it possible to tie-dye tech fabrics?
Through persistence and experimentation, the MW and ASP teams discovered a unique process to tie-dye the iconic X-Pac® fabric from Dimension Polyant. The result is three unique camouflage-inspired dyes – Inyo, Mojave, and Hippie – with a touch of psychedelic joy to the functional aesthetic.The X-Pac® fabric was meticulously tie-dyed by hand, giving each bag a signature that makes the MW x ASP collection truly unique. Made in the USA and shipping today…
Check out the full collection at Afterschool Projects.
These days, chances are you’ve got a local bag maker in your state. In my area here in New Mexico, there are a few, and just down the hill from Santa Fe in Albuquerque is Buckhorn Bags, a small company run by Sam Lutz. Sam makes custom framebags, both full and half, as well as a plethora of other accessory bags. I’ve got two bikes that have been begging for framebags, so when Sam announced he was going to start offering them, I sent him some money, a few photos, and waited for a few weeks. Well, I’ve been using these bags for a while now and would like to share the process and product with you so check out more below…
Utah-based Snēk Cycling has a new bag for your road, gravel, or MTB. Introducing the Vital Case. It’s a tool and spare tire holder that straps to your saddle or frame, holds as much or as little as you need. These minimal packs retail for $45 and are in stock now at Snēk Cycling.