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.
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.
I have an addiction to hip bags and love seeing all the offerings being made across the globe. For those wanting to buy local in Canada, HMPL has the “6 Pack”, a fanny pack made from VX21 Xpac/1000d Cordura with a hook/loop closure and available in a variety of colors. These are in stock for $160 at HMPL.ca
-VX21 Xpac/1000d Cordura
-Adjustable Waist Belt
-Interior Stash Pocket
-External Zipper Access
Full Open Height: 13″
Full Closed Height: 5.5″
Evoc just dropped a whole lot of new camera packs for 2020 and while the camera backpacks and travel bags look great, my eye was drawn to their new camera hip bag, the Hip Pack Capture 7l.
The 7l has Lots of storage space, with a separate padded compartment for a mirrorless or small DSLR camera, with several mini-compartments, and external lashings for water bottles and a tripod.
Because putting a camera in a hip pack can mean a lot of weight around your waist, the gap between the wearer’s back and the pack can be adjusted using the VENTI FLAP system. There are also ventilation gaps in the padding provide a comfortable fit and allow air circulation.
These packs come in heather grey or light olive and will retail for $100. Expect more information soon from EVOC.
I use a hip bag to carry my camera on rides, or my tools, a water bottle and snacks. They’re versatile and best of all, you don’t have to have something on your back. North St. Bags takes it one step further with their Pioneer bags. They’re designed to fit on your body or your bars and come in two sizes, with a variety of colors. The Pioneer bags are in stock now and shipping from North St. Bags.