Biking

Bike Pannier (Messenger Bag) by Anhaica Bag Works

Photo credit: Álvaro Serrano. Be sure to also read the story behind the photo. * * * This waxed-canvas pannier by Anhaica Bag Works is a beautiful, versatile messenger bag for cyclists. It clips securely onto the bike’s frame via MEC pannier clips, which are covered by a velcroed flap while the bag is unclipped and being used as a shoulder bag.…

United Pixelworkers Active Duty II Tee

The t-shirt designers at United Pixelworkers have teamed up with Fiks:Reflective to produce the super-reflective Active Duty II shirt for nighttime cyclists and runners. Made from soft black American Apparel poly-cotton 50/50, this tee sports UP’s classic UNTD PXLWRKRS design (I snagged this one a while back) in reflective black and red on the front, with black reflective stripes on the lower…

Brooks “Challenge” — Leather Tool Bag for Cyclists

The Brooks Challenge is a beautiful leather bag that attaches to your bike saddle, keeping your cyclists’ tools handy at all times. The buckles of the attachment straps are located inside the bag, as well as the enclosure strap, which wraps around your tools and keeps them from rattling about during your ride. The Challenge is available on Amazon in a variety…

Hard Graft’s New Bicycle Bags

Hard Graft has just released two premium leather bike bags: the Frame Folio (pictured above) and the smaller Frame Pack. The Frame Folio ($409) is large enough to hold an iPad Air along with other daily essentials, while the Frame Pack ($392) is perfectly sized for your notebook(s), iPhone, and other small items. Both bags affix to the frame of your bike,…

Skylock

Skylock is a smart new bike lock that runs on sunlight and connects with your smartphone in interesting ways. It can be unlocked in one of three ways, configured and enabled only by you: A touch of a button in Skylock’s smartphone app Proximity, meaning it will detect when your smartphone is nearby and auto-unlock (which is the least secure method probably,…

Cartom Wrist Wallet

As slim as wallets have gotten in recent years, there are still times when it’s unfeasible to carry one. Some mornings, I enjoy a quick bike ride to and from my local coffee shop but I’m often wearing shorts with no pockets. I could toss my wallet and keys into a backpack, but I don’t need or want to carry all my…

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