I haven't kept up with the blog now that summer's here.  I've been out enjoying myself quite a bit.

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owner Curtis and friends on Mt Tabor in Portland

Also I'm planning some time off in a few weeks.  The shop will be closed from Aug 5th thru the 30th.  Production will resume when I return.  I'm heading back east to visit family and friends, and I may get some hiking in as well.

Custom orders placed after this week will be made after I get back.  I can ship out stock orders up until the 5th

This is not to say that I've been idle.  I have a few new designs that I'm almost ready to announce, and the old favorites are now better than ever.  Here are some highlights:

Hip Pouch:  increased carrying capacity, more secure closure, blinky loop

Woodward & Avenue B:  improved shoulder strap cover,  simple pannier setup w/ bottom hooks, more options & features

A grocery pannier with Mayor Adams??

Josephine Convertible (this is a new one) : recycled fabric & liner, waterproof, convertible, less than $100?  I hope so.  I'm still working out the details:  more will follow.

Laptop Bag (also new): to fit inside any of the convertibles, backpacks or panniers.

I'll announce these as they become available on the site, so keep an eye out, and enjoy your summer!