The Bent Basket – Kickstarter
I’ve become very critical of most bike-related Kickstarter projects lately, finding most of them to be gimmicky and really not all that necessary or progressive. I’m still a little on the fence with this one, but figured it can’t hurt to at least give a little exposure to the idea. The Bent Basket is a simple, clean looking front rack and “basket” based off the form and function of skateboard decks. I like the simplistic aesthetic and the straps are pretty ingenious as far as offering ways to secure various sized objects, though it seems the carrying capacity might be prohibitively limited. I wish the video showed the basket carrying larger items, if that is practical. Regardless, for a simple carrying device, I’ve yet to see one that looks better than this anyway. They have a ways to go to fulfill the funding at this point, but are certainly getting exposure for the idea.