The MUUL RuckBucket

Riding to have a picnic? Or to a party? Or the beach? Check out the MUUL RuckBucket insulated cooler pack, big enough for the essentials, yet small enough to carry around on your back or a porteur rack. Where ever you go, you can bring the party with ya! See more at Kickstarter.


Snēk Cycling Lifeboat Tire Lever

By now, I’m sure most of you have at least one bike with tubeless tires. Part of owning a tubeless setup is having the right tools to keep you rolling fret-free. Snēk Cycling’s newest product, the Lifeboat Tire Lever has a few added details to help maintain tubeless tires, as well as the tried and true functionality of a classic tire lever. See more at their Kickstarter.


Stompump Tire Inflator

The inventions found on Kickstarter never cease to amaze me. Take the Stompump Tire Inflator for instance. Small enough to pack with you on rides, yet powerful enough to get the job done. Check out more at Kickstarter.


SNĒK Cycling Vital Case

There are so many options for carrying your essential items on a ride, yet so few of them fit the bill. Now, these made in Utah SNĒK Cycling Vital Cases look the part. Check out more at their Kickstarter.


The Detroit Bikes C-Type

Henry Ford II is a frame builder in Detroit, looking to Kickstart his business in a big way…

“Inspired by the bikes of Copenhagen but with a distinctly Detroit flavor, we designed the C-Type to be the ultimate city bike.

It was important to us that this bike was simple to use, low maintenance, and fun. Unlike the cheap throwaway bikes that unfortunately flood the market, this is a throwback. A well made, highly functional bike that will get you riding. This is a bike you will enjoy using for the rest of your life.

The C-Type is a single speed bike with a flip flop hub that can be converted to fixed-gear. It features a classic road bike frame, drop handlebars and knobby tires for better traction. This is a utility bike- the bike you would use for errands, or going out for a night on the town. …a good way to stay healthy while saving money on parking or cabs. ”

Check out more at the Detroit Bikes Kickstarter!


I’m Digging the Boreas Aperture Photo Backpack

… and I totally blanked on sharing this before the Kickstarter deadline finished up. Boreas’ backpacks all use a native harness system, dubbed the suspension and part of the Bootlegger Modular Pack system. The Aperture Photo Series is built on this design.

The idea is you can swap different pack bodies depending on your needs. Kayaking, surfing, packrafting, cycling, hiking or even commuting, each pack can be dropped into or removed from the suspension straps with ease.

Since the funding is already finished up on the Aperture pack, we’ll have to wait until May to see these hit the consumer market.

Check out more on the Aperture pack, including diagrams and plenty of product photos at the Kickstarter page.


Restrap Shoot Uses Magnets to Make Camera Strap Swapping Easy

It doesn’t take much to get my attention when it comes to camera straps. Never one to shy away from innovative design, I was pretty stoked to see the guys at Restrap develop a new “quick release” for neck and wrist lashes. Through utilizing magnets, their design makes swapping straps between your 35mm rangefinder to DSLR and vice versa, a cinch.

Made in the UK by Restrap and at a damn solid pricepoint too!

Head over to Restrap’s Shoot Kickstarter for more information.


Augur Wolf Lights

Yeah, the market is surely saturated by USB charging blink lights, but the Augur Wolf has a functionality that I’ve yet to see. If you’ve ever been in a paceline on a road ride, brevet, or group ride, the rider in front of you most likely has a red blink light that can be distracting.

The Augur Wolf has a system that detects front lights behind it and automatically dims the light from a 3-LED, 35 Lumens, to 1-LED. Now that’s innovative.

See more from the Augur Wolf at their Kickstarter.

Damian Riehl’s New Book


Damian Riehl’s New Book

… doesn’t contain this photo – at least I don’t think it does – but it does offer an intimate and eery look at the streets of Portland. He’s got a Kickstarter going right now for Smell the [City of] Roses book. I always love a good photography book, especially from someone as talented as Damian. Even if you don’t want to contribute to the Kickstarter, have a look through his Flickr. I suppose you could flip through those like a book…


Nahanni Reforestation

My good friend Benji at Poler’s wife, Nahanni, recently decided to undertake a massive project. Her father ran a treeplanting business on the west coast in British Columbia from 1977 to 1987 called Nahanni Reforestation. At the time, Nahanni was a young girl and she grew up in the woods – not to mention she was born in a teepee. Years later, she discovered all of her father’s negatives and began scanning them.

It’s inspiring to see it all unfold and now, she’s launching a Kickstarter to gain funding for a book.