January 19, 2023
You want sustainable, durable backpacks and pannier made from bike race tents? We got 'em.
Late last year, we started connecting with publications about one of our most ambitious projects to date- our upcycled collection. Tried and true designs, made from heavy duty vinyl and fabric banners that often see glory for one event season and then either end up heading to a landfill or aging in warehouse storage.
Ideally, our upcycled collection will become a rotating cast of donated and salvaged fabric. For now, we're just excited to be able to divert what we can from the landfill, and forge relationships with event producers looking to close the loop on material disposal.
Check out some shout outs from around the way!
Earlier this month the company launched a new line of upcycled bags with a neat origin story. North St.’s new Upcycled Collection is made from tents and banners used at major endurance events. Using fabric and materials donated by event organizer Life Time and component maker SRAM, they’ve added four new products to their lineup: a hip pack, daypack, grocery pannier and a “micro” pannier. North St. says the new bags will save over half a ton of waste from the landfill this year. And like all North St. products, they’re made right here in Portland!"
October 19, 2023
October 11, 2023
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.
September 20, 2023