Pearl Izumi has really upped their commitment to eco-friendly manufacturing and business practices in recent years, even including “Pedal to ZERO” tags with certain kits to let you know how many miles you can pedal in them (in lieu of driving) to offset the carbon costs of their production.
Their latest effort takes fabric scraps left over from making their cycling jackets and sends them to Looptworks for use in making a variety of packs and bags to go on and off the bike.
While the bar bag and hip pack look very similar from the front, the handlebar bag (shown left, above) adds small mesh pockets on the sides for quick snack grabs, loops for strapping it to your handlebar, and a removable webbing belt so you can use it as a hip pack or shoulder sling off the bike.
The Hip Pack gets padded ends on the non-removable belt. Both have interior organization pockets.
The Duffel gets separate shoe compartments, with the smaller one working great for knee pads or other sweaty stuff you want to keep separate from your clean gear.
The Ride Wallet has enough room for a CO2 cartridge, tube, and tire tool if you’re so inclined…or stash your phone, cash, keys, and ID in it. Available now direct from Pearl Izumi.