As a year-round bike commuter, finding a backpack that fits my needs has been a challenge. I often haul a lot of stuff, typically carrying a laptop, compact camera, change of clothes, shoes, make-up and other random items. A pack that supports the weight, keeps things organized and can withstand the wet weather in Portland is incredibly important. […]
Over the last few seasons we’ve been exploring alternative ways to carry our trail riding essentials. We’ve tried utilizing seat bags, stuffing jersey and short pockets in addition to strapping tools to our bikes. While many of these solutions have been worked, our favorite solution has been a waist pack. Waist packs, AKA bum bags or fanny […]
Most camera packs do a great job of carrying camera gear but forget that many of us want to carry regular stuff as well. The StreetLine BP 250 from LowePro bucks the trend with a small form factor that’ll tote a laptop and daily essentials.
The lumbar series of packs from Camelbak have been somewhat polarizing in how they were received by riders. Riders either loved them, or were not fans at all, with the feel of wearing them often compared to carrying a sweaty amorous koala on your back. Taking all the feedback into consideration, Camelbak redesigned their lumbar packs for […]
Although carrying a full keg of beer on your back is probably best reserved for gentlemen like Igor Pedan, you’re sure to be a hit at your next group ride. Perfect for the next bike party event, the Dehydration backpack by Timbuk2 features a ventilated back panel and airmesh backpack straps for ventilation. It’s fully […]
We’ve been fans of Mission Workshop gear for sometime now, as well as their philosophy for making stuff. When we saw sneak peeks of a new hydration pack being tested on their Instagram account, it definitely perked our interest. Their new pack the Hauser, features a dry bag style approach to design and style cues […]