Some of us ride for fitness. Some ride for sport. Others ride to get places. For Cogburn, those places are often campsites, hunting grounds, or your favorite fishing hole. In an effort to make it easier for the two wheeled angler to get their gear to that destination, Cogburn has been working on a set of fishing specific bags that include a pannier and a trunk/sling bag. Constructed with a number of features that will make it simple to go from cycling to casting, Cogburn is certainly working towards some of the more unique cycling bags we’ve seen…
Starting with the pannier, both of these bags are still in the prototype phase, but as you can see by the dirt – they have been going through extensive testing. The pannier is a 2 in 1 design with a grommeted outer bag and a removable water proof liner. This combination will allow you to use it both as a waterproof dry bag, as well as a storage place for waders or other wet items that will allow them to drain while keeping the rest of the contents dry. As part of that design the bag will fit up to size 12 boots and normal fishing waders.
Inside you’ll find a slip pocket that is the perfect size for a small Plano tackle box. Outside there is a storage pocket with a number of mesh dividers and a neoprene front panel for storing fishing gear and lures.
You’ll also find daisy chains and rod tube straps to make transporting other items externally as easy as possible.
The sling bag also doubles as a trunk back for your rack with the two different strap systems stowing away when not in use.
Inside the sling bag you’ll find a number of familiar features like a fly pad in the front, and neoprene pockets. The organization continues inside the water resistant tarpulin bag with an 8 liter pocket that contains a waterproof ziplock pocket that is touch screen compatible to keep your phone safe. Additional features include rod tube straps on the bottom of the bag that keeps it out of the way as well as daisy chains and eyelets for retractors.
At the moment Cogburn is feeling out the market but if demand is there the bags could be ready for Fall/next spring with an estimated retail of $129 per bag. So far they have been getting great feedback from the fly fishing side of the market who are loving the ability to ride to camp, drop off their bikes, and then hike to the fishing spot with the portability the bags provide.