August 01, 2016
For years, North St. Bags has been known for its stylish and highly functional waterproof bike panniers and backpacks. We are especially known for our convertible backpack panniers built for use on and off the bicycle.
Our capacity to build high quality bags in-house truly differentiates our company from many other brands that rely on outsourcing their production--often times overseas. Additionally, our choice to use Made in USA materials like 1000 denier CORDURA® brand nylon and X-Pac™ waterproof sailcloth, reinforces our strong value offering and is the reason we wanted to expand our product line into arenas beyond the bicycle commuter market.
Tote bags offer a simple means to pack and carry all sorts of gear and are truly the simplest bag design there is. By choosing 1000 denier CORDURA® and heavy weight #10 cotton duck canvas (coming soon!) for our shells we have built a tough, durable, and water resistant utility bag, capable of withstanding lots of abuse. We also chose to build our Extra Large Tabor Tote with a capacity that is simply huge. At nearly 63 liters volume, this bag is able to haul as much as you're likely able to lift. It's deep and plenty wide and with solid inch and a half nylon webbing straps it's comfortable slung over one shoulder or over both shoulders like a backpack if needed. Both straps also offer key lash points on the front to secure a carabiner or key chain as needed. We included a nice packcloth drop liner and a zippered internal pocket as well to secure phone, keys, and wallet when on the go.
Days at the beach, camping trips, large grocery hauls, or filling these bags with ice and your favorite canned beverages are all part of the daily duty of the Tabor Totes. We even built one specifically to fit Portland's very own BIKETOWN bike share bikes (built by Social Bicycles), so that tourists and locals alike can more easily carry their essentials around town on the bike. Our Townie Tote has quickly become the unofficial BIKETOWN bag in no time. Featuring a pattern specific to the to be compatible with the front rack on bikes from Social Bicycles, this bag will also likely work with other SoBi systems around the globe. Reflector tabs, a snap closure, and optional secure lash straps are extras that we added to the design to make this the simplest drop-in and go bag offering for the best bike share systems around.
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