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.