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Hidden Gems for the PNW Adventurer

Hidden Gems for the PNW Adventurer

With longer days and warmer temperatures, hikes, lakes, and weekend adventures await. We’re here to give you four spots we recommend and consider “hidden gems” of the pacific northwest. Whether...
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How to Choose the Best Laptop Backpack

How to Choose the Best Laptop Backpack

Whether you are packing up to head into the office everyday, setting off on a work trip or just popping down the street to a coffee shop with your computer, you are probably wondering what’s the best laptop backpack? Read our rundown of Laptop Backpacks.
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Designing a Custom Tool Roll

Designing a Custom Tool Roll

Read about our design process as we take a project from concept to a prototype, and all the way through production. We specialize in creating durable, functional carry solutions of all kinds.
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Spring Biking In PDX

Spring Biking In PDX

As Portland blooms into spring, it's the prime opportunity to hop on your bike and explore the city's vibrant cycling scene. It can be tough to get out and about...
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North St Bags - electric bike pannier

How to Choose the Best Bike Pannier

We design and build our pannier bags to last for many miles on the roads and trails. The bags you choose should enhance and support your journey, wherever it takes you. Read our guide on how to choose the best bike pannier for you.
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The Best Fabrics for Backpacks and Panniers

The Best Fabrics for Backpacks and Panniers

We take bag making seriously. It is our mission to continuously strive to make the best and. most sustainable bags that we possibly can. Our first consideration is durability. Building a bag to last for years (even decades) means less materials are bring drawn from our precious planet, and less waste ends up in our landfills. Read up on our fabrics and why we've picked them.
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2023 Retirement Party

2023 Retirement Party

In 2024, we're maintaining our focus on creating the best bags possible. To that end, we're bringing a few styles back to the drawing board. Look for new versions coming soon!
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North St Bags 2023 In Review Blog Post

2023: Year in Review

A retrospective of 2023, a year that brought about many changes for our small batch bag manufacturing company. Read up on the highlights.
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Winter Bike Commuting Tips

Winter Bike Commuting Tips

This article will cover some winter bike commuting basics, provide a suggested list of gear, and hopefully offer some encouragement along the way.  We hope you will find it useful whether you are brand new to bike commuting, or just hoping to grab those car keys less by biking to work more often this winter.
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What's in a name?

What's in a name?

Most of our product line is named after streets in Portland, OR where we're based. We take pride in making our products locally, and employing folks from our community, and we wanted to highlight this with our naming convention.
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north st bags how to choose the best pannier hook size

How to Select the Ideal Bike Pannier Hook Size

When you order your new bike pannier or convertible backpack pannier you’ll need to select the hook size that best fits your bike’s cargo rack. These hooks—two near the top of the pannier—slot over the horizontal tube(s) of the cargo rack and then a bottom hook on a bungee holds tension for a secure fit.

While it’s a simple system, one of the most common questions we get is: what’s the right hook size for my bike? Click to read more.

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You Asked, and We Listened!

You Asked, and We Listened!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to our feedback survey earlier this summer. We were blown away by your kind words and excellent ideas. Thank you! Read up on the results from the survey and what folks are saying about North St. Bags.
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