When my son was born I really wanted a piece that doubled as a messenger and diaper bag, and although the Bigo Bag Five doesn’t quite go that far…it tries. Claiming a 5-in-one bag (and probably many more if you stretch some definitions), the Bigo transforms into a baby sling, picnic blanket, rain poncho, expandable device and standard messenger bag. Already funded through a successful IndieGoGo campaign, the bag will be available for purchase soon at around $118.
Yeah, it’s a “because I can” sort of thing, but it’s Friday…so there. Admittedly, the winter sledding potential is pretty exciting.
Well, the Kickstarter doesn’t need any help, but if you wanna get in on a pair of the first run jeans, you can still donate to the cause. Keirin cut jeans are designed for big (huge?) quad’ed athletes who struggle to find leg wear that fit throughout the lower body. More than just a pair of jeans that work for riding in all conditions, these are tailored to your actual body type…should you have huge quads, of course.
First run jean rewards start at $107 at this point, with options to buy multiple pairs.
Recycled tarpaulin bag makers, Freitag, have just released a new material called F-ABRIC, which they have incorporated into a number of apparel products and are currently using to create a concept bag. The material is plant-based and biodegradable, but also comfortable and robust enough to be used as work wear. Various products will be available in stores this month. The Swiss come through again.
In an industry that is consistently more high-tech with every passing year and in a time when outsourcing everything seems to be the norm, Campagnolo’s most prized asset are the hands within its very own factory.
Mr Ghibli is just one example of how Campagnolo maintains the quality and integrity of its products by producing everything under its own roof through passionate and competent staff. #misterghibli
Well dang, it’s Friday, where are YOU riding this weekend?
“It’s a wonderful life.”
We covered Stoopidtall, Richie Trimble’s 14.5 ft tall bike that reigned supreme at CicLAvia in Urban Velo #37, and he has since followed it up with the 20 ft tall Stoopidtaller. This video gives us all a look at the building and riding of Stoopidtaller, now officially a Guinness World Record holder as the tallest rideable bicycle.
Bike Gob was not too stoked on Danny MacAskill’s video filmed with the Playboy bunnies, so they made this satirical response.
Well, this is intriguing. After an initial failed Kickstarter, Make It Happen went back to the drawing board and refined their all-in-one backpack jacket combination. Funnell is a backpack with quick pull strings that unveil a hooded rain jacket that covers both the wearer and the backpack. The advantages are obvious, but I couldn’t ignore one snag…how is the jacket washed? I couldn’t tell if the jacket is actually removable from the bag for cleaning, which would be crucial if wearing this on a bike and accumulating sweat.
Regardless, the Kickstarter is off to a powerful start and base level contributions of $139 secure you a pre-order immediately.
A more official take on the under-the-bridge sprints event from Wolfpack Hustle, the 2014 HP Gran Prix