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IB14: Mission Workshop Dark Camo Bags…or New Brighter Colors, New Shorts & More (Updated)

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mission workshop dark camo messenger bag

Mission Workshop’s latest collection features Dark Camo MultiCam-black 500D Cordura material with their Arkiv closures on the messenger bags and AustriAlpin Cobra buckles on the cargo (back) packs. The main compartments on both are weatherproofed, and main zippers are are urethane coated.

The messengers use their roll top/flap closure and house up to a 15″ laptop with plenty of internal and external pockets for the rest of your goods. Three sizes available, retail from $249 to $289. The cargo packs come in two sizes (big and bigger) with retails of $315 to $345, and you can choose from five different buckle hardware colors. They have a carbon fiber reinforced frame system, expandable main section and Arkiv accessory attachments on the shoulder straps.

And, maybe just maybe, you’ll see this material on some other things…


They’re limited edition, get ’em while they’re hot.

mission workshop dark camo and bright red Acre hydration packs

The Hauser hydration packs have been offered in a lighter, more traditional camouflage pattern (along with black, gray and blue), but these two concepts were laying around the booth. Dark Camo or bright red anyone?


The big news on the jacket front, which I’m of mixed emotions about, is that the Orion waterproof jacket has gone from the thicker Schoeller material to a much lighter weight Polartec Neoshell material. Both fabrics are amazing, and the new one is probably a third of the weight, but my Schoeller Orion is the best jacket I’ve ever owned, period, bar none, hands down. The new version looks equally amazing, using a virtually identical style if perhaps a bit smaller. I wear a large in the old one, but needed an XL when trying these one. It’s available in black, this newer orange shown above, and a gray color. Retail is $445.


The Stahl riding short has a tough, U.S.-made four way stretch material that’s water repellant. Standard pockets front and rear plus a size zip bonus pocket. They have a cycling cut with 10″ inseam. $139, available in gray, black and that olive/khaki color on the right called Foliage Green.


UPDATE: These are the new Traverse, part of MW’s sister brand Acre. What we originally said were a commuter pant are in fact a trail worthy mountain bike short. They’re a lightweight, 4-way stretch material that’s water repellant with gussetted inseam to move with you as you move around the bike. Lined, rounded snap closure flap keeps ’em comfy and a single-sided pull cinches the 3/4 ’round waist band snug without pressure points. Zippered side cargo pockets keep small bits secure. Available soon for $159.



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9 years ago

*shock mode on* The Orion gone??!! That is just not allowed. I live in that jacket… any stocks still available on this planet?

9 years ago

hey ernst ..i was at NYC VELO in nyc recently and they had all colors and sizes of the orion

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