November 04, 2013
Dear North St Bags,
My new Woodward Convertible bag has changed my life. Once a cranky commuter, I am now a carefree, happy commuter. I have never been so excited about something as simple as a bag. I combine bike and bus three days a week, for a pretty long commute that often involves more than one bus. I teach, so I have to schlep a lot of stuff. Until I found North St, I used to have to go through a lot of rigamarole every time it was time to put my bike on the bus, or take it off - a time-consuming, sloppy shuffle of dumping the pannier on the ground while loading or unloading the bike, hoping it didn't get stolen in the meantime, then wresting it back onto or off of the bike. Every. Time.
And being a Pacific NW commuter, of course I had a waterproof pannier, but one with NO POCKETS. Constantly digging around in the chasm of the one-and-only pocket, trying to find bus pass, wallet, glasses, bike light, keys. It made me so, so cranky.
The Woodward goes between bike and back so easily. I just toss it on my back when it's time to load the bike on the bus. My keys and lock are right there whenever I need them. I frigging love this bag. I mean it. Thank you. It's like you crawled inside my brain and saw the blueprint for my dream bag, and then you made it. I'm so glad.
Jill F. - Seattle WA