Philadelphia. Bagmaker-in-training. Obsessed with backpacks and messenger bags.

 

coteetciel:

Baixiang Chen for Côte&Ciel Self-Portrait World Tour Project - First stop in Iceland.
Follow Bai on Instagram at http://instagram.com/baixchen.

coteetciel:

Baixiang Chen for Côte&Ciel Self-Portrait World Tour Project - First stop in Iceland.

Follow Bai on Instagram at http://instagram.com/baixchen.

sweetwood asked
I'm searching for a big bagpack like the little American bag back from Herschel but combined withe nice clean design of the c6 bagpack from c6 life In the price range around 160$ can u help me with that?

Tough one! Try the Babylon by Wheelmen & Co. : http://wheelmencompany.com/products/babylon-backpack-navy-brown

Or the Rucksack by Poler: http://www.polerstuff.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-rucksack

Or the Black Leather Fox by Blind Chic: http://blindchic.bigcartel.com/product/black-leather-fox

Hope this helps!

packmaker:

Thanks to ILC Dover, I was able to attain some pretty cool fabrics, including a slippery ripstop nylon and insulated mylar. I’ve always been inspired by space and space gear. The coolest thing ever made by human kind is the Space Shuttle! Anyways, I took the space color scheme and a bit of the feel and made this pack. It’s the flimsiest pack I’ve ever made but not in a bad way. It was a challenge to work with the super light ripstop but I’m glad I finally gained enough courage to explore the really cool fabric. Americayle was kind enough to give me one of his amazing bleached American Flag patches. Cheers!

This is sick!

North St. Bags submitted:

Check out the newest design from Portland’s North St Bags.  The Route Nine Convertible flips in seconds from a solid pannier to a sling-bag.  
It’s durable, waterproof, and wears comfortably as a one-strap backpack. Designed, tested and built from scratch in Portland, OR.
$225 in stock colors, or $25 extra for picking custom colors.

I had a great time visiting Curtis’ shop in Portland. It was awesome to see a shop operating on truly lean principles - the efficiency was insane!

North St. Bags submitted:

Check out the newest design from Portland’s North St Bags.  The Route Nine Convertible flips in seconds from a solid pannier to a sling-bag.  

It’s durable, waterproof, and wears comfortably as a one-strap backpack. Designed, tested and built from scratch in Portland, OR.

$225 in stock colors, or $25 extra for picking custom colors.

I had a great time visiting Curtis’ shop in Portland. It was awesome to see a shop operating on truly lean principles - the efficiency was insane!

packmaker:

This is a remake pack I made for Jasper. I’m super stoked with how it turned out. Inside is a floating liner, the side access zip has has a double storm flap because it’s meant to last through long gnarly torrential downpour bike rides. I’m a man of colour but it was an enjoyable experience making something from just black. The top photo shows the pack fullu extended and the bottom one shows it at normal size.

kostja8333 asked
I'm looking for a new backpack. It should have laptop sleve, it needed to be around 40 L volume (min. 35 L). Price around 70-110 dollars. I liked betabrand cornucopia a lot, but I'm european and with shipping and tax in europe it's too expensive. So I'm looking for cheap, big backpack with dealers in europe. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot! :)

@kostja8333 - Oof, this is a tough one. Honestly, nothing is gonna be as cheap as you want it to be, or else the sizes will be wrong. Here’s some European makers, though:

Trakke (UK)

Mixed Works (UK)

Bagjack (Germany)

Bagaboo (Hungary)

Blindchic (Budapest)

GUD (Ukraine)

Ortlieb (Germany)

Any other suggestions, readers?

84 Bags

Marius says:

Got this bag at CMWC 2011 in Warsaw made locally by a messenger. It is still going strong today. Love the way this bag compresses and how it takes boxes that are actually too big for a bag this size with the attached straps.

http://84bags.com/pl/torby-kurierskie-84.html

Nice! Love seeing bags from around the world.

What's in Your Bag - Bike Messenger edition

This is an awesome and thorough breakdown of the every day carry of a bike messenger. Well worth a look!

benubags:

Johannas 65L superlight Travelbag for the RED HOOK Crit in Barcelona.

changeable Strapsystem.

65L.

roamready:

The Mountain Pullover, a waterproof breathable rain shell 5 years in the making.

Check out this all-weather shell at www.roamready.com 

some day soon.