It’s pretty clear that I really like bikes, and I really like camping. A lot of us are here because we like combining the two. I’m also very lucky that my partner also likes bikes and camping, and we live in a place where it’s fairly easily accessible to do both. However, For whatever reason, I’ve never managed to actually do a trip over the Swift Campout weekend, and, it looked like the same thing might happen this year! So, we decided that we might cheat a little, and do a close-to-home, Thursday night camp and take advantage of some beautiful weather. All the while still getting our respective work, and school days in. Ideally leaving the rest of the weekend open to *maybe* sneak another ride and camp night in, you never know.
Hannah from Queercyclist won the #SwiftCampout Grand Giveaway contest and she sent over an in-depth unboxing video showcasing all the swag she walked away with. What an insane product grab! Thanks for the love, Hannah and keep doing your thing. Give Queercyclist a follow on Youtube!
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!
On the last Friday of April, four strangers convened at the Bradfield Campground near Cahone, Colorado at dusk. Our two rigged up trucks and one camper van were parked neatly near the start of what would turn out to be a grand adventure: a weekend of sanctity, the fruition of an obsession, training in preparation for a big tour, and then checking off of a box to confirm that yes, all of the time, energy, and research spent assembling this could lead to something quite special.
Our friends the SKID LIZARDS take sharing the gospel of bike-camping every bit as seriously as they take spreading the stoke of the skid! Once again, we’re collaborating with them to launch the SWIFT CAMPOUT VIDEO CHALLENGE! That’s right, Campers, it’s your time to shine! Consider this our challenge to you — we want to see your 2021 Campout experience: the good, the bad, the ugly, the hilarious.
Capture your Campout on vid — iPhone is cool, pro gear is cool too, it really doesn’t matter. We’re looking for creativity, entertainment, hilarity, and meditative scenic inspiration here. Surprise us! One talented winner will have their project shared on the Swift IG and YouTube channels, and will receive A GIANT PRIZE PACKAGE stacked with gear ‘n goodies from Snow Peak, Reyr Gear, Nocs Provisions, Kitsbow, Bedrock Sandals, Rapha, Ombraz, Six Moon Designs, Swift Adventure Co, Black Coffee Roasting, and The Radavist!
*** Edit and share footy to IGTV the week of June 21. Deadline Midnight June 27!
*** TO BE ENTERED INTO CONTEST:
Must be no longer than 5-mins in length!
Must meet June 27 deadline!
Bonus points for sharing to Stories, Reels, and main feed ;)
I feel like I’ve known Martina and Jason from Swift Industries since the brand’s inception. It must have been the 2010 Philly Bike Expo where we first met. Later, I bought an Ozette bag for my Geekhouse touring bike in 2011, and for a number of years, we’ve stayed in close contact. Both the Radavist and Swift Industries grew at parallel trajectories. It’s now 2021 and I realized I’ve never interviewed Martina about the Swift Campout, so today we’re pleased to host a quick interview to stoke the flames for the 2021 Swift Campout, which is coming up fast, on June 19th-20th! So read on below for some insight into this wonderful event!
Swift Industries’ most popular bags are trickling back into stock after a year of production delays, including the small and functional Bandito Bag, which doubles as a handlebar or saddle bag. These 3.2L bags come in a handful of colors including Black VX21 XPac™, Coyote VX21 XPac™, Olive VX21 XPac™, or Old Navy 500 Denier Cordura™ as shown here. Head on over to Swift to swoop one while they’re still in stock if you’ve been waiting.
-Measurements: 8.5″w X 5.5″ diameter
-Capacity: 3.2 L
-Weight: 1 lb
-Made in Seattle
Swift Industries just announced the newest bag to their ever-expanding lineup dubbed the Every Day Caddy. Speaking of expanding, this new saddle pack has a 1L capacity, features a Voile strap closure, an expanding roll-top design, and weighs a mere 3.75oz. The EDC comes in standard Swift colors as well as a limited edition Swift Campout edition purple EDC. Retail on both is $80.
Did you see the full Swift Campout purple collection? It’s mind-blowing!
See more at Swift Industries.
Swift Industries’ bags are in high, high demand these days, so we’ll do our best to alert you when they come back in stock. If you’ve been wanting to buy a Zeitgeist bag after reading Spencer’s review last year, now’s your chance. They got all three colors back in stock and shipping now from Swift Industries.
Our friends at Swift Industries have continued their virtual Stoked Spoke Adventure Series in a pandemic period correct Zoom format. The latest episode features a panel of BIPOC guests with stories aplenty. Give this one a watch or play it in the background while you work at your desk…
For lovers of the Wald 139, aka the big basket, the Swift Motherloaf delivers all the details of their popular Sugarloaf bag, in an extra-large carrying capacity. These bags come in three colors, have a massive 30L capacity, and are in stock now at Swift Industries.
Ain’t it a perdy thing when yer pals get together to create beautiful products? Camp and Go Slow‘s western diamondback (Crotalus atrox) and eastern diamondback (Crotalus adamanteus) skin bar tape pattern has made its way onto the trim of some of Swift Industries‘ most iconic bags, alongside a collaboration patch. These will be available tomorrow at noon, PST but you can check out the full drop below right now…
If you were lucky enough to score one of these packs during Friday’s restock, this is what you’ve got to look forward to. The Catalyst is for riders with narrower bar widths and shallower head tube tolerances. It’s a mid-sized handlebar or seat pack, meant for light touring, gravel rides, and everything in between. Check out all the features in this new video…
Swift Industries, like most companies, experienced delays in production in 2020 and they’re finally getting in new stock of their popular bags. The Catalyst is a handlebar or seat bag, perfect for touring, gravel rides, and more. These bags are back in stock now but are selling fast, so if you’ve been waiting, hop on them at Swift Industries.
Swift Industries does camo! The Breakaway Batch is their new camo and high viz handlebar cockpit bags. This includes a Kestrel bar bag and two color options in the Sidekick stem pouch. You can either individually, or buy the Kestrel Pod get the Breakaway Bundle Deal which includes the camo Kestrel plus any two Breakaway Sidekicks. If you bundle them in your cart you’ll save $25 on your purchase and get the Pod for $235.
Head to Swift Industries for more.
We’re very pleased to sponsor Swift Industries’ Stoked Spoke series and tonight is episode 02, featuring an evening of FTW Nb folks sharing their stories. Femme, Trans, Women, and Non-binary Nite (FTW Nb for short) is a dedicated space for our FTW Nb friends to tell their tales of adventure like single speeding in West Virginia, misadventures in Utah, and much more. Tune in here, tonight, February 24th, 2021 5:30PST/8:30EST for the live stream!
See Episode 01 here to give you a good primer for the series. :-)
Anchor Hip Pack
Beginning this month and the next, Swift Industries is dropping its newest bag designs, some of which feature some truly unique design innovations. Head on below to see the new Kestrel Handlebar Bag, Catalyst Pack, Anchor Hip Pack, and Vireo Hip Pack…