There are plenty of ways to get your stuff from point A to B on a bike. You could stuff it in a backpack or messenger bag, but that puts the weight up high and possibly gives you a sweaty back. You could get racks and panniers, but those add weight to your bike and aren’t as easy to carry once you get to your destination.
Developed by two MSU Denver students and avid riders, the Hauler will be made in the U.S. by Green Guru of upcycled materials like spent inner tubes and scrap cordura. It has a sturdy frame inside that holds the bottom flat while velcro straps attached to your seatpost and saddle rails. They’re lined with inner tubes to keep them from slipping around. The roll top closure eliminates Velcro or zippers, and removable shoulder straps keep it tidy while on the bike. Packages for the Hauler start at $100 during the crowd funding stage, and smaller donations get you smaller handlebar and seat bags from Green Guru.
You’ll have the option of the colorful one shown here made from fabric remnants or an all-black version with a few inner tube panels, as well as other goodies to thank you for your support. This one’s well on its way to being funded, check it out here.
If you need something to keep your wheels from leaving your bike while locked up, click through for another novel invention…
Like portage options, axle locks for wheels are also plentiful. Most use uniquely keyed or special tools to twist them loose, but the new Quick-Caps use a simple key and mini U-Lock design over a standard quick release skewer. Just stick the key on your keychain and eliminate an extra cable lock in your Hauler. The locks prevent the quick release levers from being opened, effectively securing your wheels on your bike.
The body is made from aluminum, so they’re light (just 51g) and are weather resistant. There’s even anti-rotation protection that keeps a thief from simply unscrewing the opposite side’s skewer nut. Check out the full campaign here.