Saw a post pop up from Zugster Bags when I finally check my RSS reader this afternoon.
“Yes, it’s true, I’m back at the sewing machine for 2013. The six month hiatus somehow turned into two years — that’s life, I guess.
The store just went live with Two messenger bags and 8 rolltop totes, plus some assorted tool bags, all ready to ship right away. I’ll be continuing to update the store as I produce more stock. The second batch will include a couple of deluxe messengers, an errand bag or two, and some rando bags.”
So Zugster is back for 2013. Check out the new stuff here
Man there is something about archive bags. They are always so damn sexy. Classic Bag pr0n.
Check out more here
Paul dropped photos of the prototype day bag he finished.
- Full Nylon construction
- Ergonomic padded shoulder straps reinforced with 2″ seat belt webbing
- Oversized 2″ YKK Buckles and 2″ Seat belt webbing for shoulder straps
- Padded back pad with custom “R” logo stitching
- Waterproof zippers
- Expandable rear pocket with two 3M 2″ REFLECTIVE strips and custom “R” logo stitching
More info dropping soon. Keep an eye on the Royal HC blog for updates
Considering I am a terrible person in terms of packing bags this is a super handy video from the lads of BOgear.
A list of what time the important stuff is is below. I have highlighted the most important one.
00:34 – How to make your own back pad
01:17 – Messenger bag packing theory 101
01:37 – What I would normally carry with me
02:38 – Padded stuff in first
02:58 – Flat flexible items next
03:08 – Bulky items next
03:19 – Smaller items
03:38 – Why you shouldn’t put your laptop next to your back, and instead where to put it
04:18 – Wallet and pens
04:27 – Deodorant
04:34 – Phone in its dedicated pocket
04:43 – D-lock holster and its advantages
05:05 – Using the front flap clipping points
05:20 – Being a hipster
05:36 – Adjusting the messenger bag correctly
The BOgear guys have a lovely newish (2 months old) designed website so go check it out for more tips and tricks and all the radical stuff.
Back in October I got an email from Brad asking if I would like to review one of his hip bags. I was pretty much keen as a bean. So after receiving it in November, a few months off, a bit of travel and a bit of testing it’s time I finally review it.
The bag I received was the scrap bag. These were made from what the name suggests, scraps. This means every bag is unique and being a massive indie hipster kid that’s perfect for me.
First impressions were how colourful it was and just how much you can fit into such a small bag without it being uncomfortable.
After a ride or two with it. I went travelling over to the eastern states for a week or so. I knew it would come handy in some aspect. So it became my bag of those little travels items that you need to be able to get at some point without rummaging through your bags. Toothbrush, medication, coinage, spare keys and deodorant ending up in there and it was just perfect. Easy to find with it’s bright colours and the size was just perfect.
The finer aspects of the bag. Measures 6″ long, 2″ wide and 7″ high. Features a waterproof liner, key loop, a small internal divider and u lock holder on the outside. 2 loops to fit on belts with ease. (This has now been changed to one larger loop.)
GORUCK make Military grade gear for special forces and adventurers worldwide. Hand built in the USA GORUCK released there ‘Field Pockets’ late last month.
Field Pockets come in 3 sizes. Radio Ruck, GR1 and GR2 to fit with the sizes of the rucksacks available. All Field Pockets feature MOLLE (MOdular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) webbing making attaching/detaching to your bag super quick and easy and as with all good companies GORUCK gear comes with a lifetime guarantee.
RR – 8.86”W x 3.6”H x 3”D. Volume 1.6L
GR1 – 8.86”W x 5.6”H x 3.9”D. Volume 3.2L
GR2 – 8.86”W x 7.6”H x 3.9”D. Volume 4.2L
Topo Designs are based in Colorado making gear to suit just about everybody. Whether you be a cyclist, climber, hunter or traveller you’ll find something that suits.
Two new bags from these guys are the Light Daypack and the Cinch Bag.
The Light Daypack is small and light, the perfect bag to fit your daily goodies into. Measuring in at 11″w x 18″h x 4.5″d it can hold a laptop in its internal sleeve up to 15″. Being made out of Coated Nylon Pack Cloth gives these a super awesome shiny look and makes the bag water resisitant. Available in Black, Kelly Green (shown above) and Navy.
The Cinch Bag is the convience sort of bag. The bag that fits those things they are a nuisance to carry. Your sunnies, camera or phone for instance. It has a couple of options in the way you wear it. Over the shoulder, messenger style, or around your waist, hip pouch style. Available in Black, Duck Camo (shown above), Olive, Silver, Khaki and Kelly Green.
“Large enough to carry all the essentials for a day trip, this two-compartment backpack has enough room for a 15″ laptop, change of clothes, camera, tools – whatever you need to keep your day going. Each side pocket perfectly fits a u-lock or water bottle, and the additional side compression straps allow for even larger cargo (should you need to strap on a spare wheel-set, for example). The main body is reinforced and padded for extra back support, and the shoulder straps are also padded and ergonomically shaped for comfort. Also comes with a sternum strap for extra-load support and a belt-strap. There’s also a double row of MOLLE supports, to which you’ll be able to add on additional components.”
Go to Hold Fast for more information