While at Interbike I stopped by the YNOT booth to talk about their new messenger bags and pedal straps for 2013. It is always good to see Tom Mosher, and it was a pleasure meeting the Laura and Tony as well. Check out the vid for a close look at YNOT straps, the highly anticipated Cobra backpack, and Gulper bag.
For more info on these products check out YNOTcycle.com
If you’ve ever wanted to get yourself a Mission Workshop bag, this would be a good time to grab one. For the next week, Huckberry has savings on a bunch of Mission Workshop gear, including my favorite bag, the Vandal. Expect to see them for $30-$40 cheaper than anywhere else. Huckberry only has deals like this for only a limited time, so don’t sleep on in. It might be the only chance to save this much on such a quality bag.
Forest is the homie! This spot for Chrome is so sick. His lines are fast and clean, just how they should be. So refreshing to see a video with not a single grind trick too.
At first glance the Solid Gray backpacks look like some jetpack from a science fiction movie. Unfortunately, they can’t make you fly, but what they lack in jet-propulsion, they make up for in style & ingenuity. Solid Gray packs are made from a single sheet of highly durable polypropene, which has never before been used for consumer products. This high tech material gives the bag a unique geometric shaped hardshell that protects it’s contents. Inside you will find two compartments; one large one with elastic bands for a laptop or tablet and another smaller compartment for all of the little stuff. These bags are proudly made in the Netherlands and retail for about €139 (roughly $180). You can purchase one at Solid-Gray.com
This backpack is a continuation of Mission Workshop’s love for innovation and design. The bag allows for limitless customization with the use of independent attachable pouches and pockets. For those who love to micro-manage their stuff, this is the perfect tool. When reviewing the Vandal oh so many years ago, I recognized that the Mission Workshop design their bags to be be worn a multitude of ways and this bag really out-does anything I could’ve anticipated.
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The men’s discount site Huckberry has teamed up with Ignoble Bags for a special sale and giveaway this week. Over the next seven days, HB will be offering an assortment of Ignoble styles for 15% – 25% off, and every customer that purchases one, will automatically be entered to win Ignoble’s brand new Marion Backpack. Two winners will be selected at random on Tuesday, April 10th.
HuckBerry offers promotions for a bunch of awesome brands. Be sure to browse through their site next time you do some online shopping; you might just find yourself wanting one of everything.
The homie Colby put this video together for the Cardiel x Chrome series of bags.
1.61 is a an Etsy shop with an assortment of handmade leather products. The line currently consists of hip pouches, belts, and really nice looking leather iPad portfolio cases. We look forward to seeing what other products 1.61 will have to offer in the future.
I have been sporting the Ignoble Cora Rucksack for the better part of two months now and it is definitely a step-up from other rucksacks. It is a very light-weight (624 g) nylon bag and is structured quite well. The straps on the side expand and compress depending on how much is being carried. The zip pockets on the top flap and exterior have nice leather pull straps and the side pockets make nice water bottle/u-lock holsters. The inside has a small pouch for small items, and there is even a slot that fits a laptop or books. The straps are well cushioned and it offers a cross-strap that helps keep it stable when riding.
The Cora Classic Rucksack is a good mid-sized bag that can fit quite a bit of stuff, but it works best as a day to day pack. Did I mention that it is made in the U.S.A. with military-grade materials?
A little over a year ago, Ignoble bags came onto the scene with their Mona Cocoon backpack, which was their only bag at the time. They now carry 5 different styles on their web store, each of which have their own unique look.
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The folks over at Mission Workshop made a limited amount of fine-looking waxed canvas versions of their Sanction and Fitzroy bags for themselves, but have a few extra for sale at their San Francisco store. I am hoping they create a waxed canvas version of my favorite bag of all time, the Vandal.
When I heard that FTC and Chrome were collaborating on a roll top backpack, I made sure to swoop one up. It is a well designed bag with a lot functionality for it’s small size. The main compartment is completely waterproof and uses a very simple closure system which I like better than the more common plastic buckle. It features a side zipper with a compartment that conveniently fits a 12″ macbook. The outside zip pocket is also pretty convenient for small items. The bag is great if you need to carry a light load, but doesn’t expand much so I wouldn’t recommend grocery shopping with the Yalta.
My digital SLR started glitching out and I ended up with an interesting diptych.
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I gotta say I was very surprised when this backpack arrived, totally unexpected, from Portland based Blaq Bags. This particular model is called the PDX and features a large main compartment, waterproof lined, and a roll top. It has side pockets which work perfectly for a u-lock and water bottle, or anything else that might need to be accessed easily. The other two front pockets hold a good amount of stuff. It is really nice to have the outside compartments, because with roll tops I sometimes find myself rolling and un-rolling too much. That isn’t a problem with the PDX. Ease of availability and a simple design make it a really great bag for on-the-go. Wearing it reminds me of a rucksack, but a little more functional and way bigger. Overall, It is a great hand-made pack which I am proud to own. Not to mention, my bag is done in a pretty sweet Seattle Seahawks colorway, but if you purchase one they let you choose from a huge pallet of colors
Head to Blaq bags as they continue their Blaq to School sale (%20 off). The PDX is only $144 while the sale lasts so jump on it.
Above photos by Jake Hanson
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