X-Pac TAN small and large
$275.00 Sold out
BAGS SHIP DECEMBER 15TH FROM SEATTLE
I think the best 'chest yet. we've held off on making the x-pac version for some time, but due to a new space-aged proprietary process, we've been able to make something lighter, and surprisingly more durable than ever before. that's the age of space for ya!
the only color available in x-pac this run, is TAN. its really quite attractive... as all tans are.
older version in this vid, but it shows you some stuff:
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. you'd be surprised though. chances are if you have your bars high enough for comfort, this space age design will work reckless. 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. small racks like the nitto M1 are a great choice for this. 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.
NOW WITH NEW VELCLOSURE SYSTEM! (note, some photos are old) ::: it attaches and detaches in seconds, while holding the bag so secure that it feels like part of the bike. if you have really funky (funkier than mine?) handlebars, they might not be velclosure compatible::::: thats fine! the original daisy chain mounting system is still there. just cut off the velclosure (we designed it that way) and use the included velcro straps. so easy!!!!!
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. 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. I suspect with the new VELCLOSURE SYSTEM attachment, that it won't rub. but thats just a SUSPECT.
General width sizing rule:
both sizes fit any non drop bar, given your not riding a 90's pogo stick set up. large won't fit any drop bar that isn't my 666 cm wide bar that is restocked in a month or so. small will fit wider drop bars like the salsa cow and wood chippers. both sizes work great in the rear. really just personal preference.
Capacity: 44 Liters rolltop extended (still usable!)
Capacity: 27.887 Liters rolltop rolled all the way down
Collapsable pockets: large enough for a Nalgene or bottle of house red (recommended)
Capacity: 34ish Liters rooftop extended (still usable!)
Capacity: 20 Litres rolltop rolled dowwwn.
Collapsable pockets: large enough for a 40 oz of yogurt (recommended)
Comes with PATCH SEWN ON. easily removed with a seem ripper
Extendable flapper with snap fasteners and dual-closure split back buckles that adjust along the continuous daisy chain to accommodate your growing or shriveling loade.
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 a tale ::: 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.
Now onto the tëk spëks::
Martina and I have polled various sorcerers around the tri-state area regarding the very features they attest their general potions and spells to. What I am saying is that we think this bag is mäjik. But not all mäjik pleases everyone.
Bikes and tastes are so variable to the point of needing a statistical super computer that goes beyond general wizardry applications to actually tell us how these bags are going to fit your handlebar width X stem length X headtube length X size of your hands X height of yer saddle X etc.
The mäjik of this bag lies in what you can fit in it. It’s astounding and otherworldly in volume and versatility. There are reinforced daisy chains all over the exterior to lash it just about anywhere you’d like, or not like. Front, or back. That’s the point, you get to figure it out. It’s an infinitely hackable bag that 94.89767% of the time is gonna work great for you.
It’s designed to be used rackless or with a rack. Whatever you need or want. Sum of you might not be able to run it rackless because of the above super computer equation, well then you can use it with a bag support. It would be impossible for me to tell you if it will work on your bike.
Take the measurements and see if you can do it. If you have the handlebar width, or if you use flat bars, jones bars, albatross type bars, mustache bars, etc. GET THE BIG ONE. You won’t be disappointed. If you run the puny bar width, then get the small one, obvs. My signature 666 drop bar comes out next month around the time these will be ready if that helps at all.