Based in Philly, R.E.Load bags has been making bomber backpacks and messenger bags for more than two decades. We still have a couple that we got when Bikerumor first started, and they’re still going strong. Recently, they’ve branched out to offer hip packs, and in true R.E.Load style, you can get them really big…and in whatever colors you want!
The BRAAAP Pack comes in a rotating collection of stock colors, based on whatever they’re making at the moment. But, for the same starting price of $75, you can get it in whatever colors you want, and add features. The stock setup comes with two rows of MOLLE webbing, a roll-top closure with quick release strap to secure it, and a 2″ wide waist belt.
The large one measures 11″W x 3.5″D, and 11.5″ tall when unrolled, or about 7-7.5″ tall when closed, yielding anywhere from 2-3L. There’s also a smaller BRAAP 1x that’s slightly narrower and thinner (also $75), holding about 1.5-2L.
Not as new, but worth checking out is their Kitchen Sink saddle bag (left), which is huge and can also be made full custom, starting at $65. There’s a smaller one (right) called the Little Chumpy starting at $30.
If you’re headed to their website, also check out the sweet basket bags for cargo bikes, handlebar bags, and more, all of which can be customized to match (or not).