LARGE Fabio's Chest, chest bag thing (next pre order 9/1)
$255.00 Sold out
These are available pre order only : limited run of 50 at a time : made in Seattle by bike bag juggernauts, SWIFT INDUSTRIES
reinforced body is rackless, unless yer bike is too small and it hits yer tyre. then you need a bag support of some sort. My bikes are big, so I have no problem with the front or rear. Some times I like to use a bag support in the rear so that it sits at a more aesthetically pleasing angle, IMO. Another consideration is that if yer running fenders, that'll be enough to keep the bag from rubbing if you think it'll be close.
Patches come with the bag, but are not sewn on. They iron on with the same iron you use to straighten your hair every morning.
NOW WITH NEW VELCLOSURE SYSTEM!
Large width with pockets expanded 18"
Entire Body (roll top open, still usable with the flap extended!)
Capacity: 44 Liters
Rigid Body (roll top all the way down)
Capacity: 27.887 Liters
Capacity Each: 1.2 Liters
Width when pockets are expanded: 18" but i already said that i guess...
70D Coated Ripstop
Extendable Wizard Flap with snap fasteners and dual-closure buckles that are split backed to be moved wherever you need them along the continuous daisy chain to adjust for yer loade.
HDPE enforced rigid body
Bottom daisy chain for rack reinforcement
For front use, the VELCLOSURE SYSTEM basically makes the bag part of your bike, but can be removed in seconds. included 3 nylon adjustable cam straps paired with daisy chains for versatile front and rear attachment.
Benefits: Ultra stable on bars, quick to detach
Fold upward to stow when not in use
Fit regular-sized Nalgene or 40oz klean kantene
This bag culminates eternities of musings while astride a multitude of transportation mediums, spanning flying ruby eyed silken haired dragon lions, to modern day bicycles, e-bikes, and recumbents. The need to carry yer stuff in an attractive and functional manor::: a fine purse accessory for the bicycle, as every bicycle and it's self respecting master deserve and desire.
First a brief his/herstory::: Bicycle luggage started out attractively enough in the turn of the 19th century, with beautifully crafted leather frame bags and waxed canvas duffels all mounted rackless, directly to the frame. Gear was simple, and required only the essentials. Over the century we began adding racks and clunky, unnecessary gear until the touring bike, once a simple and attractive package, was now an overladen beast brimming with all the comforts of civilization that the tourists were allegedly trying to ride away from!
while that model certainly does still exist (mostly Germans), a new form of paired down off-road touring has emerged in recent years. Due to the unforgiving terrain, gear, and ways of carrying that gear became lighter and more durable out of necessity. Racks were discarded once again, and creative ways of portage persisted. What I am speaking of is of course the modern day "bike packing" craze.
Fast forward to now. Sure that bike packing stuff works great, but daaaaaaaamn is it ugly! Like really f-ing ugly! There is not a single classic aesthetic represented on a modern day bike packers rig, save for perhaps the persistent steel frame material that the bicycles are made from.
It is my belief that when entering the *natural world on a machine, that the aesthetic of that machine should blend in and become part of the landscape instead of a starkly contrasted eyesore. Save that for the strip malls on the outside of town. Classic is classic for a reason, and that's because it never goes out of style, and nature will (hopefully) never go out of style. So for me, the respectful way of entering the outdoors, is to become part of it, and that is the sentiment, I hope, my high fashion look book will continue to represent.
Without further ado, in partnership with the visionaries at swift industries, I present to you the first ever, classically inspired bike packing bag:::: the ültraswift wizard sleeve. A bag to tour off the beaten path with, but one that looks good enough to leave on yer bike when yer back at yer sweet condo and have to make a run to Trader Joe's for 10 bottles of house red to entertain yer Game of Thrones viewing party on yer 200" LCD TV.
This truly is a dynamic modern world we are a part of. Be sure you look yer best.