TopTube bag 2.0

January 8, 2012

Here are a couple pictures of the TopTube bag- It’s massive compared to the other design. Built just in time to be put to the test on the commute.

It's holding; a 29er tube, pump, allen keys, camera, gels, Opinel knife, tire levers and a headtorch!

Fully lined and fully insulated

Change for the better

January 6, 2012

I’ve been thinking about re-designing the front TopTube pack. I think the first design is great but felt that by giving the bag a slight change in shape and altering the opening, would and will make it a lot more user friendly.

So, I had some spare cuts of fabric and a random(?) zipper that had appeared from somewhere.

This is a proto-type, the final design will have a weatherproof zip, VX21 fabric, 500D Cordura at Contact points, fully lined, fully insulated/padded with closed cell foam and using HDPE giving the bag structure.

This is what I came up with…there is still a little altering to be done with dimensions, but that will be sorted in the final product.

I’ll post a proper photo when the final product is ready. It will feature a full weatherproof zipper, fully lined and padded/insulated throughout. HDPE sheeting will be used to give a structure to the sides AND of course, the new NoLogo Bikepacking Bags design to let everyone know where and who you got it from!

There will be a slight change to dimensions, I like how this has turned out!

p.s. Exciting news- SeatBag next!

Cabin Fever

December 10, 2011

I managed to get out in what seemed the only weather window we’ve had for weeks- I’ve been kept indoors due to the crazy weather recently; constant downpours, snow, hail and hurricanes. Luckily, I’ve been kept busy with a few orders and putting together some test kit.

So, this morning, I managed out to my local trails with the newest bag i’ve put together for my own bike. I really don’t like using rucsacs whilst riding, this was one of the main reasons this was designed. Used along with a top tube pack you can carry a fair amount- certainly enough for a full days riding.

Bag fits around the water bottles very nicely

The weather window closed in around me when I was out, and what was snow on the ground rapidly turned to slush. The cold seeped into my already sodden overshoes and being 20miles from home I carried on regardless (I had to).

picture in motion, bags got a real soaking today.

Both bags performed very well. Having everything so central on the bike helps keep the ride characteristics of the bike and not having an uncomfortable obstruction on my back was a major plus point for me.

Here is a picture of everything that I managed to fit into the bags- not quite tetris, but had to give a little thought how everything would go in. Definitely my go to bag for a days riding now.

1. Phone 2. Spare gloves 3. Camera 4. Windproof 5. Pump 6. Allen Keys 7. Spare scarf 8. Gels 9. Spare tube(29er) 10. Tire Levers 11. Opinel 12. Chain Tool 13. Essentials Case (with cash..etc.)

Happy I braved the weather and got out there today.

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