As a closet bag collector, I have always found bags are one of the more underrated items we use on a daily basis. From different shapes, sizes, and multiple levels of organization, it’s hard not to appreciate each unique purpose.
Check out the new playful Sunset and business-robust Distillery collections from Timbuk2, some handy bike bags from TranZbag and a couple of unique on-the-bike bags made out of re-purposed innertubes next…
On the left, is Timbuk2’s messenger from the Sunset collection. Unlike most its exterior is made of a liner fabric with a soft finish. The bag closes with a magnetic fastener to make it easy to open & close and has an internal slip pocket that can fit up to a 13 inch MacBook Pro or similar device.
On the right from their Distillery collection is the Proof Laptop Messenger. It’s a waxed canvas messenger with genuine leather trim that should age well and has heavy duty zippers to keep everything secure.
If you travel with or transport your bike, but don’t need an expensive protective case, TranZbags has a handy bag that contains your bike while keeping any of the dirt or grease on your bike contained and away from your valued car interior or clothes. The bags have straps making them easy to handle and carry.
When not in use the bags are easy to store so you can keep them handy and you can choose from a few models that will fit anything from 26 to 29er wheels.
For on the bike, Ziggy Bag has taken another unique approach to making a bag out of re-purposed inner-tubes but with some features to help us keep up with our “connected” lives. They created a Kickstarter to get things in production for three different models.
The standard Ziggy Bag comes with a rechargeable power bank that allows you to charge your phone or any USB chargeable device and even has an LED light with 3 different modes to aid in your commute. It also has a phone holder that when un-folded allows you to view it as you ride. For those that are into “European handbags”, the $70 (early bird price) Ziggy Bag comes with a shoulder strap so you can take your valuables with you. They also make a $35 “unplugged” version that does not have any of the electronic pieces.
For the saddle, the $19 Spectra bag is a rain-proof bag also made of re-purposed tubes with leather straps and buckles. It’s something that would look good on a commuter or classic bike and pairs well with their Ziggy bag above.