As a result of a few years of messengering, I’ve developed a strong portage addiction. Messenger bags, backpacks, hip packs, fanny packs; whatever form they are, I’m fascinated by the strength of their construction, their materials, and their ability to stand up to the rigours of daily use, on and off the bike, in the city or on the road.
Since my retirement from the world of bicycle logistics, I’ve also become interested in clothing and apparel that has evolved to improve the bicycle commute. Levi Strauss & Co. is a mainstream clothing brand that has actually done a great job of making gear for the daily rider, and their Roll Top Backpack ticks a lot of my boxes. Read More