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

 

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.

Check out the bag, lower left. It’s no secret that Acronym and Stone Island Shadow Product share DNA, but I love seeing the way that each uniquely expresses it.

(Source: garmentobsession)

warrabaduna asked
Hey, Bag-Collector. Any experience with ILE bags? any chance you could get on of their 'Default Bags' in for a review? I am not always crazy about the roll top thing but they seem to have put together enough interesting design features to make it work.

Sorry, no hands-on experience. I can ask ‘em to send me something! But my reviews are predicated on the kindness of the bag companies to send me stuff, so I can’t promise anything. I’ll make an announcement if they send something my way!

In the meanwhile, here’s a few reviews of ILE bags:

I’ve heard only good things, for what it’s worth.

Updated my directory of Bagsmiths

Sorted into active and inactive. Updated a few outdated links.

If anyone has any additional bagmakers for me to add, or any updates on the inactive folks (maybe I’m wrong?) let me know!

Go and take a look!

free-vibe asked
Sorry to bug you again but anywhere I could find a good x strap messenger? Checked out pacdesigns but they're website doesn't work. ✌️

PAC Designs is actually shutting down for six months to a year. This is hopefully not permanent. Although Girl Bike Dog said they’d be back soon and they ended up shutting down.

As for X strap messengers? Off the top of my head…

Chrome has the Berlin.

YNOT Cycle has the Mongoose.

Burro will let you customize a messenger with an X strap.

And if you order a bag from Chole at Siren Bagsyou can get an X strap.

Might be others, that should get you started.

free-vibe asked
Im trying to buy a black rainbow project Messenger but they never reply to me. Any other place you think i can get it? and definitely digging the blog!! P.S. You mentioned a jacket blog in one of your post did that ever happen would like to take a look! Peace

oof, yeah, Black Rainbow is pretty rare these days. It’s next to impossible to grab one.

If you’re serious and patient, monitor LFGSS - it’s a long shot, but I’ve seen some Black Rainbow gear move. Shirts, water bottles, touring saddlebags, hip pouches, and even few messengers.

I think I saw one on eBay once?

The price is gonna be real, though. £300 used (a little over $500), not including shipping.

As for the jacket blog? Ha, no, haven’t gotten around to it, but I will someday. People need their techwear fix.

vayabags:

Sweet #custom #zelda #messengerbag we made for Anna! #totallybadass #bikenyc #handmadeinnyc #vayabags

This is seriously the coolest.

vayabags:

Sweet #custom #zelda #messengerbag we made for Anna! #totallybadass #bikenyc #handmadeinnyc #vayabags

This is seriously the coolest.

abaghabit:

topo-designs:

Topo Designs - Our new Field Bag is built for photographers - designed to fit a camera body, lens, and all the other essentials your need at your hip. 


Awesome shot.

abaghabit:

topo-designs:

Topo Designs - Our new Field Bag is built for photographers - designed to fit a camera body, lens, and all the other essentials your need at your hip. 

Awesome shot.