Garrett of Strawfoot Handmade sent over one of his musettes all from the way from Santa Cruz along with some other waxed cotton goods that I’ll get to on other posts. It’s a really simple bag based on the traditional cycling musette but made out of a medium weight waxed cotton and sturdy cotton webbing strap. Since it’s also meant for more than just feeding a hungry cyclist on a long race stage the bag also features two good sized pockets inside to keep smaller items organized. With the bag turned inside out you can get a better view of their size:
One inner pocket fits a u-lock just about perfectly, I use the other one to carry my phone, wallet, and then some. The orange waxed cotton is a nice touch and makes it a bit easier to see when you’re grabbing something. At 13″ x 11″ the bag isn’t huge but I’ve found it to be perfect for carrying a bunch of small items or one larger item like a camera. Combined with my Poler Wunder Bundler it’s a pretty great way to carry my camera from place to place.
The simple unstructured construction makes it super simple to just fold or roll the bag up to save space when not in use. I like to throw it in a saddle bag and keep it on hand in case I need to carry some extra stuff home. Grab one here!
Two buds, two tees. Jeff from Cold Splinters got together with Topo Designs to make this fun tee in two colorways. Printed in Colorado, Topo’s home state, on 60% hemp and 40% organic cotton Jungmaven tee’s. Good and crunchy.
I’m excited to welcome Rohan Anderson, author of Whole Larder Love, this Thursday at Art in the Age (116 N 3rd St) for a meet and greet/book signing prior to his spirited dinner at Fork. The event begins at 6 pm and runs until 7, complimentary Art in the Age cocktails will be served of course.
If you’re not a Philly local then check out Rohan’s tour dates to see when his tour lands in your city.
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FairEnds will be celebrating the opening of their store this Thursday at Barber & Supply, the Brooklyn outpost of FSC Barber. Aside from their new SS13 collection of caps FairEnds will also be unveiling some pieces they’ve produced from collaborations with Taylor Stitch, Drifter, and more. Very very very stoked, seeya there!
The Nord bros and their Deux North squad is at it again, this time they’re climbing in the Adirondacks and checking out some demolition derby. Watch it here.
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Nice article on Trove in the new issue of Grays Lane photographed by Rachel Mcginn, check it out here.
Local builder and bud Chris Wright is making his way down the Great Divide trail on his loaded Salsa Fargo starting at the top in Banff, Alberta with a friend. He recently started uploading pictures of his journey so far and jealous doesn’t quite express how I feel looking at these views from the saddle. What does one pack on such an epic journey? Check out his gear list for yourself. Good luck with your journey Chris, looks like you’re having the time of your life.
Suggested reading: Chris Wright Cycles