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Ultimate Guide to Packing for Your Next Bikepacking Adventure

Embarking on a bikepacking trip is the perfect blend of cycling and adventure, offering a unique way to explore new landscapes while pushing your limits. However, the key to a successful journey lies in the planning and efficient packing. Whether you're a seasoned bikepacker or gearing up for your first adventure, knowing what to bring and how to pack can make all the difference. In this guide, we'll walk you through the essential gear, packing tips, and strategies to ensure you're well-prepared for an unforgettable bikepacking experience with North St. Bags.
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How to Choose the Best Laptop Backpack

Whether you are packing up to head into the office everyday, setting off on a work trip or just popping down the street to a coffee shop with your computer, you are probably wondering what’s the best laptop backpack? Read our rundown of Laptop Backpacks.
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The Best Fabrics for Backpacks and Panniers

We take bag making seriously. It is our mission to continuously strive to make the best and. most sustainable bags that we possibly can. Our first consideration is durability. Building a bag to last for years (even decades) means less materials are bring drawn from our precious planet, and less waste ends up in our landfills. Read up on our fabrics and why we've picked them.
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How to Select the Ideal Bike Pannier Hook Size

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.

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The Alchemy of Bag Making

Add some wizardry to your daily carry. There’s something magical about sewing - it takes flat pieces of fabric and transforms them into complex, usable geometric creations. Our entire upcycled collection...
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Sailcloth Repair Guide

Let's talk about breaking our bags.  We want to keep you on the road. It's why we choose high quality materials and maintain strict quality control protocols, and why we...
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Top 5 Backpack and Pannier Repairs

Our Top Five Repairs We build our bags to last. A critical part of that means that we have a realistic approach to what “lasting” means. Human error exists. Accidents...
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Repurposed with Purpose - North Street Upcycled Bike Bags

  We teamed up with Oregon neighbor Burley to create a collection of upcycled bags to help get you out there by bike!  A few months ago, Burley reached out...
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What Are The Best Fabrics for Backpacks

At North St our choices matter, especially when it comes to selecting the best bag materials possible. We insist on quality, but we also consider origin and sustainability. As a brand...
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Davis Daypack in Outside's Gift Guide 2020

Looking for a gift for someone on the go? No worries - the Davis Daypack has been verified as a great gift by one of our favorite go-tos for the...
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North St. EcoPak Recycled Fabric

Introducing EcoPak Recycled Sailcloth North St. Bags operates with the goal of continual improvement. We prioritize the slow and steady, the scenic routes, and doing whatever we can to make our gear...
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Our Best, Even Better

After traveling the globe with these backpacks for nearly 2 years, we are proud to announce the new and improved Weekender Backpack! The Weekender 2.0 is hot off the North St. production line and so ready for adventure. Shop our best travel backpacks...
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