January 02, 2023
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, friends. Thank you so much for all of the love in 2022, and supporting bags made in the USA. ❤️ It’s thanks to you that we can make such tough bike panniers and durable everyday backpacks. Every Portland made backpack that you buy supports a small business dedicated to creating the best backpacks we can!
Join us in taking a beat to reflect on what we're most proud of from the last year, and what we're looking forward to continuing in the new year!
This summer, we launched our upcycled collection with donations from bike race event banners and diverted over 400lbs of usable, durable, and frankly, really cool material from the landfill.
Our plan for 2023 is to keep the upcycling going - if you know anyone looking to recycle outdoor event banners and tents to a good cause, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
>> Check out the current Upcycled Collection
We started offering upsized hooks for oversized cargo and e-bike racks and the crowd went wild! We're so proud to be able to outfit all of your awesome cargo bikes with our durable, rainproof panniers.
Related article: How to Choose the Right Hook Size
We switched our main fabric source from virgin nylon to EcoPak! Each yard contains fiber spun from around 20 recycled plastic bottles. After testing EcoPak as a material on some of our flagship builds in 2020 and 2021, we decided to start transitioning more and more of our product line to use recycled and upcycled materials wherever possible.
>> Related article: North St. Fabric Rundown
We continued our partnership with the Community Cycling Center, donating at least 1% of our profits to their Low Income Commuter Program in alignment with our 1% for the Planet commitment (and just because we love the work they do in our city!).
We hope your 2023 includes miles and miles of fun on two wheels with good company!
Travel Well & Adventure Right!
-The North St. Bags Team
Highly water resistant, 100% recycled EcoPak fabric. Backpacks and bike pannier bags designed, cut, and sewn in-house in Portland, OR.
North St. Bags
1551 Southeast Poplar Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97214
Made in the USA
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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