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    Nuclear Sunrise Stitchworks

    Hey guys and gals. Thought I'd put myself out there since I'm getting pretty quick at constructing sweet gear for myself and my friends.

    I make custom frame bags, top tube bags, and a nifty and super secure bar harness/bag system. I've been making bags for a year now and have dabbled off and on with a sewing machine for my entire life....even spent a bit of time in a not so sweaty custom manufacturing shop. I use an industrial machine, quality materials, and have some techniques that set my bags apart from other manufacturers.

    I do NOT make seat bags since others are mass producing those now. I've even debated not making the bar harness, but I like my design much better than the other stuff out there.

    You can check out some of my work and starting prices at Nuclear Sunrise Stitchworks.

    Here's a pic of my kit that I used to successfully complete my first CTR attempt. (4 days 21 hrs of some serious pounding on that gear). The frame bag is a modular 2 piece system that is bolted in to the bottle cage mounts. I can remove the lower part and use 2 bottle cages with the upper bag. Just a small sample of what I've produced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastmtnbiker33w View Post
    You can check out some of my work and starting prices at Nuclear Sunrise Stitchworks.
    You've been added to the top list!

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    After much work refining the design of Bike-BAG over the last year we have finally developed a "generic" method to manufacture frame bags for Any Frame, we still need a template but there are many less measurements to worry about, this includes the conical frames which are becoming more prevalent.

    Here is our latest offering.





    Colour Options are available along with custom embroidery for Teams/Culbs etc...

    The improved design is lighter, and much less bulky round the attachment points.
    What's in your Bag?
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    Hi Jon, and welcome to this part of the forum.
    I hope you will find more info/inspiration for your future products over here.
    Then i finally can go for a complete BikeBag setup.

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    another for the list

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    Ovens Negra Bags

    I've got a bag from Oveja Negra and it's awesome! They're making another one for me right now to turn my Mukluk into a hunting bike. Great product and people to work with.

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    I own a Revelate Designs Pika saddle bag for 4 months now and am very pleased with it. I bought mainly to use it for full day road rides or audax rides. But as I also commute everyday and also use my bicycles to go shopping, I also use it as a bicycle box to carry many things. The Pika did the job to carry 3 bottles of wine and some roquefort cheese last week !

    I am not a bikepacker at all, but I really appreciate the style and modernity about this bag. I don't like old school bicycle bags like Carradice and Gilles Berthoud that force you to install plenty of other metal supports. This can swap from a bike to another in less than a minute without any tools or added parts.
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    Anyone knows why the industry big guys like Topeak don't jump into this market?

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    maybe too small market for a worldwide company like them.......

    and that's a good point. I am really glad to buy handmade quality products.
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    I wonder if the market is still that small...
    This came to my mind wile checking Topeak webside. They already have some reasonable looking fuel tanks and some of their saddlebag designs could easly be made into a bikepacking seatbag form:

    Topeak® Cycling Accessories

    Not saying that I want them to jump on the train, as having numerous smaller brands working is always better. I'm just curious why don't they do it

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    Topeak is in a small way. Thanksfully, for those of us that make bags, they don't take the market too seriously. What I've seen that they do, design-wise, is pretty good but the material selection is typical German and quite unattractive. Timbuk2 does a better job with their top tube "Bento Box". Salsa is about the only major manufacturer but they've just employed a hand maker to do their stuff for them. Beyond that, I don't know of anyone.

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    $20 (free shipping) waterproof panniers and rear rack from aawyeah.com

    Cross post from "deals" section:

    I just finished a one week bike tour and am very happy with the deals I got on the rear rack and waterproof panniers (free shipping on both):

    Waterproof Bicycle Touring/Shopping Panniers Large Yellow/Black - AAWYEAH Bikes and Bicycle Parts

    Bicycle Alloy Rear Rack for Touring Panniers - AAWYEAH Bikes and Bicycle Parts

    I used to have Ortlieb panniers (which got stolen along with my bike) and would rate the aawyeah panniers at the same level, but at 1/4 the price. They also have the panniers in all black and in red.

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    A large handlebar harness was crushing my cables so my fix was to go to 10L drybag strapped on the bars under the brake and shifter cables.
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    BikePacking Gear Builder

    Hello to all you Cyclist's and Bikepacker's,
    Got to love this new sport of Adventuring the Backcountry and getting out there for days on end. I have been building Bikepacking gear for a year now and wanted to introduce myself and my new company. My name is Torin Browning (T-manTorin). I live in North Idaho and am helping our Inland Northwest Community become more aware of the Bikepacking world. I love how you all are so passionate for the sport and am enjoying all the innovations that are happening on building the equipment. Amazing ideas and products out there! I'm serving the Inland Northwest and will also build equipment nation-wide. My designs are a little bit different for the Handlebar Pack and the Seat Pack. They have proved to work really well, hold a lot of content, and are very stable on the bike.

    My company is called Lone Mountain Innovations.

    Here is the link to my website: Lone Mountain Innovations LLC | Builder of Top Quality BikePacking Accessories

    Let me know if I can help out
    Thanks and enjoy the ride of life!
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-manTorin View Post
    My company is called Lone Mountain Innovations.

    Here is the link to my website: Lone Mountain Innovations LLC | Builder of Top Quality BikePacking Accessories

    Let me know if I can help out
    Thanks and enjoy the ride of life!
    Welcome! I just added you the to master list at the top.

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    Thanks TobyGadd

    Hey Thanks Toby,
    Appreciate the listing. I hope to encourage our Inland Northwest Communtiy to get out there and explore our area here in the Inland Northwest using the sport of Bikepacking. We have massive opportunities and lots of trails and routes that are ripe for this sport of adventure and exploring.
    Will try to be more of a contributor in the close future with information and shop talk to help our fellow Cyclist's.
    Have a great day and enjoy the ride!
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    Hey there, FastMtnbiker33,
    I like your set up. Nice job on the two peice system. Makes for adaptability! I also like the RED material..... Nice!
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    Bike-Bag Man

    Hey there Bike-Bag Man,
    Greetings from North Idaho, USA.... Really nice Framebag, great looking, clean and nice lines. I love the colors Grey and Black.... I use the same colors on my bags. Keep up the great work! Every now and then I view some of your trails and adventures that you guys have over there in the UK. Beautiful area and love your enthusiastic personalities. You guys Rock!
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    Howdy all,

    It's great to read about people making their own gear. But for the sake of keeping this forum organized, I've created a new DIY/MYOG thread so that this one can remain open for commercial vendors. Please post your projects to: Make Your Own Bikepacking gear

    EDIT: I moved a few threads over there to get things rolling!

    Thanks!

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    just a short return about the Revelate Designs Tangle frame bag.

    This bag is marvellous, only thing that disappointed me is that the velcro straps that are in contact with the frame tend to spoil the paint. They are very rubbish.

    So I fitted a Re-load frame pad 19 inches long in black color and no more problem ! I think all bikepacking framebags whatever the brand, that use velcro straps in cordura will spoil the frame's paint, so go for a frame pad
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    I too make bags and I have to come to the defense of my brethern. The cordura is for durability. I sew my velcro to cordura everywhere but the top tube. The Relevates are somewhat similar if I remember correctly. It's always a trade off. I try to tell people that if they're more worried about the paint than the bike, they might want to get another bike.

    To be quite honest, you'll probably never find a bag that doesn't rub the paint. No matter how tightly or of what material the bag or attachments are made you'll have that problem. The best thing to do it either put tape or protective film on your frame between the bag and the frame.

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    I agree with you in the way that using a frame bag will rub the frame, you cannot take this off. But there are solutions, like you said using duct tape, clear vynil sheets sticked on the frame, or simply use a frame pad when installing the bag.

    To me using a frame pad is not ugly as it is black like the bag. And it stays relatively discreet and well assorted to the frame bag.

    The best alternative to this is using a seatbag. But I really appreciate to have things falling just right under my hands with the frame bag when I am rolling.

    I am not a bikepacker, rather more an audax randonneur rider. And all these brands mentionned are a good alternative to classical randonneur bags without needing special mounts or support (like carradice).

    I was on the way to request Revelate Designs to make a custom order, but I just read their warning on their website that they no longer procuce custom orders..... too bad !
    My project was a kind of Pika seatbeag but twice wider, to be able to contain 24 liters. I wanted it to have as much space as the Carradice Super C saddlebag or Camper Loongflap.
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    Brigadier... I'll shoot you a message via PM as I live in Germany it's possible that I might be able to do something for you as I do mostly custom bags.

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    very nice set up

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    My Porcelain Rocket bags for my Surly Pugsley...very nicely made...

    I'm getting another custom frame bag for my 29er MTB so I can use the seat & bar bags with that bike as well depending how fat a tire I want to run.

    Custom Bicycle Bags from Porcelain Rocket

    I'm not sure who else is making custom bags these days? Given the cost it's nice to get a bag that fits my frame perfectly and in the fabric I want.



    He also made these custom bags for my Surly Big Dummy and Santa Cruz Nomad.

    Scott of Porcelain Rocket is just finishing up my last 2 bags, (the frame and a tank) in the new white material like yours for my recently shipped Sasa BearGrease. Saddlebag and Handlebar bag are amazing and his attention to detail is awesome I'll post a couple pics once I have all the bags on the bike!

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    Alpkit with the sting ray.

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    shiftbikepacking from swiitzerland.
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    This thread helps out a lot. Thanks for all the hard work you guys did to make it easier for me

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    +1 - Thanks to all who posted here. I ordered a set of bags from Jeremy Cleaveland for my new Ogre. I've been instructed to report back in 10,000 miles. See you guys in a few years.

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    Hope

    So... I've been working on getting a "proper" website up and running. It's tough to do while attempting to fulfill orders and when you're not equipped with IT skills. In any case... we have a working (except for the blog page) at http://www.spokwerks.com and an Etsy page, for our smaller goods Sp. Below is a shot of my latest finished bag for a guy in Berlin.

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    Tim at Phantom packs did a great job with my gear and was excellent to deal with. I will be ordering from him again

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    Haven't seen them up yet and just a tad surprised. Jandd has been making bikepacking gear since the 80's.

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    If you guys are around Golden, CO check out FunBags. Awesome name and logo.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fun-B...89980394408931

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    does anyone know if anyone makes waterproof frame bags, like from the same material Ortlieb panniers are made from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveJfromtheSwitch View Post
    does anyone know if anyone makes waterproof frame bags, like from the same material Ortlieb panniers are made from?
    As far as I know, no one does. Those fabrics are very heavy and hard to obtain as well as hard to work with (they're welded, not sewn). Plus, guaranteeing a bag is waterproof is quite difficult. For me, even though bikepacking bags (mine and others) are very water resistant, if I'm worried about it, I put it in a trash bag or a dry bag. Additionally, that adds a bit of padding for safety and to preserve quiet.

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    Great information here.
    I got my bags from CDW about two years ago, yeah it was a little late and was hard to communicate at times but his work in fantastic, I have his frame and top tube bags on my bike for two years, I ride every day rain or shine and its still look like new, i dont know if he still work (anyone know ?) tried to contact him to to order bags for new bike but i get no answer to my emails.
    came here to find other options if he he turn to be missing in action for a little longer...
    found plenty of options so thank you all.

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    Figured I'd better post an update since my introductory post mentioned that I don't make seat bags. After MANY requests I decided to go for it and in the past months I've made and sold more seat bags than I ever imagined.

    So now I have the Fat Man and the Little Boy bags....both at $145. Some people have asked me why I don't charge less for the Little Boy. My response is that I should charge more for the Fat Man. If you are looking for a bargain, I also have some slightly used and "seconds" that I'm trying to get rid of as well. Absolutely nothing that would affect performance or durability.

    Check my website for updated prices and pics on my semi-stock items.

    Semi-Stock Products | Nuclear Sunrise Stitchworks

    As predicted, orders picked up with the oncoming of summer. I'm still less than a week out on orders of custom frame bags. I'll be out of the shop from June 15 to August 22. So don't wait if you need something for the summer.
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    Could you add my company -www.bikebagdude.com to your list please .I make Custom Frame Bags and other bits in Australia .Thanks

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    Upski.com is now making a production framebag. It's a little different than typical framebags as it has a rolltop closure similar to a drybag. Easy to get into and use as it opens from the top and opens wide. Handmade by my friend Kevin in Carbondale, Colorado. He also makes kick ass upskis for wind ski mountaineering.


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    Quote Originally Posted by K Man View Post
    Could you add my company -www.bikebagdude.com to your list please .I make Custom Frame Bags and other bits in Australia .Thanks
    Done!

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    For those of us living down under I thought I would add in a recommendation for BikeBagDude. Great guy to work with and his products are well thought out and well made. I love my frame bag.
    Quote Originally Posted by K Man View Post
    Could you add my company -www.bikebagdude.com to your list please .I make Custom Frame Bags and other bits in Australia .Thanks

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    The trick with waterproofing is that seams have to be taped externally. The method of making bags inside out and then turning them out as a finished product is much quicker to fabricate - but water will ingress through the seams and strap attachments . Bike bag dude frame bags are taped with 12mm venture tape every time fabric meets fabric -and I use laminated vx07 and vx21 for he panels -seriously good stuff-made with techniques from sail making world

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    affordable work-arounds for those who want to try bikepacking but cannot afford the good quality bags.....

    USGI modular pouches/bags...
    some require a form of rack to hold them; others are small enough to not need a frame/rack to hold them
    on this bike; an "Israeli Paratrooper bag" that I modified to attach to handlebars up front; and two MOLLE Sustainment Pouches as panniers on the small lightweight rack; more for touring/commuter duties; but these three bags can hold a decent amount of gear

    on this frame; I have two USMC First Aid Kits holding 2-qt canteens; on the top tube; via their MOLLE straps; and on the handlebars; I have two US Army Medic Pockets on there; with an aftermarket "butt pack" up front; (this is using a BMX High-Rise handlebar to support the buttpack)


    on a normal handlebar; this is an USGI 3-day Training Pack with two ALICE 2-quart canteens attached; I think it has something like 600 cubic inches of room... plus the compression straps are sized to accommodate rolled up material (tents, sleep pads, et cetera)


    I also use (no pics) a VooDoo Tactical general purpose brick shaped pouch on the back of my black bike's handlebar to carry small items; it is very handy and has enough room to hold a 15mm socket wrench, gloves, bungee cords, bike cable locks, small tools, and spare tire tube.
    there are other MOLLE items one could use on their bikes for different items...I've seen MOLLE Nalgene bottle carriers; gas mask pouches which would work as a frame bag by itself, or two as panniers; Molle Sleep System Carrier which is basically a much much bigger version of the 3-day training pack (same shape too); I find that the 3 day training packs holds more stuff than the MOLLE Sustainment Pouches; and are more versatile since they have webbing and compression straps to attach a variety of things to them.
    these items are made by various companies; most commonly Specialty Defense Systems (Specialty Plastics Division), but also Safariland, Michael Bianco, VooDoo Tactical, Condor, OE-Tech, BlackHawk Industries, Tactical Assault Gear, Tactical Tailor, Eagle Industries....some of these companies gear is a lot more expensive than others; shop around, I usually buy used/surplus since these are deeply discounted; and they've held up pretty good so far...not quite waterproof but have drainholes in the bottom for quickly draining water or sand or items

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    Bikepacking gear bags - who makes 'em?

    I made my own!


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    Those look quite well done, especially for a first attempt. Have you had a chance to use them yet? You may, if you do another set, want to put in some sort of 'divider' to act as a way to help keep the bag from expanding too much left/right. On the other hand, you may have no problem. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Bikepacking gear bags - who makes 'em?


    Oveja Negra Cuben/Xpac hybrid frame bag
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    I just ordered a Banjo Brother's "medium" frame bag for my Pugs. Looks like a decent frame bag for day-tripping. Price was right at $35, and it looks like it is about what I think I need. Should arrive tomorrow with some other stuff. I'll post a pic of it on my bike and a basic review after I've used it. (I have no experience with other frame bags, so I won't be able to compare it with any other similar products).

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    Toby, I think its FINALLY time to remove Carousel....aside from all the stolen money and false promises, their website is now spammed out and has nothing to do with bikes / bags anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alias View Post
    Toby, I think its FINALLY time to remove Carousel....aside from all the stolen money and false promises, their website is now spammed out and has nothing to do with bikes / bags anymore.
    Yep, you're probably right. Sad to see one of the pioneers of this sport go down in flames.

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    Toby - can you add Wanderlust Gear (Wanderlust Bikepacking Gear and Fatbike Pogies) to the list? We're a small, new business from western Montana making custom frame bags and handlebar systems as well as stock items such as stem bags, top tube bags and pogies. Thanks! -Paul/Wanderlust
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmt View Post
    Toby - can you add Wanderlust Gear (Wanderlust Bikepacking Gear and Fatbike Pogies) to the list? We're a small, new business from western Montana making custom frame bags and handlebar systems as well as stock items such as stem bags, top tube bags and pogies. Thanks! -Paul/Wanderlust
    Sure thing. Welcome, and good luck with the new business!

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    Toby: Got another new business here, Rogue Panda Designs, which I just started up. It's my own one-man show based out of Flagstaff, AZ. Right now I'm making custom framebags, seat bags and panniers, but I'm open to other custom projects. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickSmolinske View Post
    Toby: Got another new business here, Rogue Panda Designs, which I just started up. It's my own one-man show based out of Flagstaff, AZ. Right now I'm making custom framebags, seat bags and panniers, but I'm open to other custom projects. Thanks!
    I'll get you right in!

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    Hi Toby,

    Would you mind adding Apidurato the list? We produce saddle, frame and handlebar packs, and we've just launched!

    Here's a sneaky pic of our regular saddle pack:

    Bikepacking gear bags - who makes 'em?-saddle-pack-regular.jpg

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amo View Post
    Hi Toby,
    Would you mind adding Apidurato the list? We produce saddle, frame and handlebar packs, and we've just launched!
    Wouldn't mind at all. Done!

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    That's great - thank you!

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    This is very nice

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    Man lots of info. Looks like most have lead times. Tough for us want it now guys.

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    Hey,

    Could you add me to the list? I'm a part time bag/accessory maker in Kansas City. I do about 95% custom work but, I do have some "stock" sized half bags for CX/Gravel bikes.

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    Custom frame bags and accessories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dremags View Post
    Hey,

    Could you add me to the list? I'm a part time bag/accessory maker in Kansas City. I do about 95% custom work but, I do have some "stock" sized half bags for CX/Gravel bikes.

    Instagram @ andrewthemaker
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    facebook @ www.facebook.com/ATMHandmadeGoods
    As a former K.C. resident (nearly 30 years).... it's cool to see someone there getting in on the game. I'm also a bag maker but I now live on the other side of the planet. You might see a few of my friends roaming around with hats or bags from me though. Still some connections there even after almost 10 years being gone. Do you have a Flickr page or something? I'd like to see more of your handlebar bag. What are you using as a lateral stiffener?

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    I've seen your stuff before. Looks great! We probably know a few of the same people here in KC.

    I don't have a Flickr page but, may think about setting one up as my website continues to develop. On the harness I use a fiberglass rod in two locations and closed cell foam to provide stiffness. Making more harnesses is on my to do list and I'll have more pictures when I make some.
    Custom frame bags and accessories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dremags View Post
    Could you add me to the list?
    Yep!

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    Updated URL

    Would you be so kind as to update the URL for Rogue Panda Designs? I made a new website the other day, it's at:

    Rogue Panda Designs | Innovative bike gear made in Flagstaff, AZ

    Thanks!

    Also, it might be kind of cool to list the locations of the companies after their links, so people can see who is closest to them. Buy local, after all. I'm willing to put in the leg work of looking up where everyone is from; send me a PM if you'd like me to do that.

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    Your link is updated.

    As far as where manufacturers are located, I'm not sure that it really matters. I'm guessing that people will buy based on reputation more than anything. But I don't see any reason not to list it either. So feel free to send me a list of locations, and I'll add them.

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    Bikepacking gear bags - who makes 'em?

    Just my 2 cents. Location is a consideration as well as reputation. I prefer to buy local as often as possible, even if the product is a bit less refined. Hopefully increased sales and communication can help refine the product.

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    On that note, I didn't find Andrew the Maker's location by googling but it was in the thread a couple posts back, doh - Kansas City.

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    Stealth Bike Bags - New Zealand Made

    Hi, could you please add me to the list? Have been making custom and some standard bags for about 6 months. Locally made in Wellington, New Zealand.

    Stealth Bike Bags - Stealth Bike Bags
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealthbikebags View Post
    Hi, could you please add me to the list? Have been making custom and some standard bags for about 6 months. Locally made in Wellington, New Zealand.

    Stealth Bike Bags - Stealth Bike Bags
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    Added!

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    Bag comparison spreadsheet

    I started to put together a comparison of bags and was thinking it would be good to make it collaborative. I have a Google Spreadsheet here:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
    which is editable.

    Hope this might be helpful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abroekhof View Post
    I started to put together a comparison of bags and was thinking it would be good to make it collaborative. I have a Google Spreadsheet here:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
    which is editable.

    Hope this might be helpful!
    Cool, thanks!

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    Excellent, I have added my seat bags to the list. I still need to weigh and calculate capacity but they're there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dremags View Post
    I've seen your stuff before. Looks great! We probably know a few of the same people here in KC.
    I'm guessing we do... I still really miss K.C. singletrack. It's the best I've ever ridden anywhere in the world!

    As it happens, we're making plans to be back in K.C. for a few days in September after doing the Smoke and Fire 400 in Idaho.

    Keep up the great work!
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    Thank you for posting this, I've been searching for the perfect bag and didn't have much luck. Much needed, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abroekhof View Post
    I started to put together a comparison of bags and was thinking it would be good to make it collaborative. I have a Google Spreadsheet here:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
    which is editable.

    Hope this might be helpful!
    Many Thanks for compiling the data on all the different bags! I didn't realize how good of a deal mine was!
    I've just updated mine with the weight of 13.3oz

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    Hi Toby! I came across RockGeist when I was searching etsy. Their website (Custom Bikepacking Gear | Built in Winston-Salem, NC) says they are based out of Winston-Salem, NC and they make both custom and off-the-rack bags - lead time is listed on the home page as 2.5 weeks right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefootnado View Post
    Hi Toby! I came across RockGeist when I was searching etsy. Their website (Custom Bikepacking Gear | Built in Winston-Salem, NC) says they are based out of Winston-Salem, NC and they make both custom and off-the-rack bags - lead time is listed on the home page as 2.5 weeks right now.
    Thanks. Added!

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    Hi, could you please add me to the list as well? located in Wheat Ridge, CO, custom and stock items.
    switchbackbikebags.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    Hi, could you please add me to the list as well? located in Wheat Ridge, CO, custom and stock items.
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    Added!

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    I like this post.
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    I run a full set of Home - Rogue Panda Designs bags & I couldn't be happier. Easy on the wallet, Great quality, Hand sewn, Custom fit (frame Bag) & Custom patterns/colors. What not to luv?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickSmolinske View Post
    Toby: Got another new business here, Rogue Panda Designs, which I just started up. It's my own one-man show based out of Flagstaff, AZ. Right now I'm making custom framebags, seat bags and panniers, but I'm open to other custom projects. Thanks!
    Nick any way to buy from you on a secure site? Having your cart system on a normal connection without SSL (eg http:// and not encrypted https://) is a no go in my book. Thanks!

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    This is a vaguely bikepacking question. Can someone point me to a maker willing to do custom work? I tried emailing a few makers that claim to do custom work and got no response.

    I would like to have a top tube pad/gas tank combo of some sort made, or maybe just a top tube pad. Nobody makes an off the shelf pad that is long/big enough.

    Before you make fun of the top tube pad, the frame in question has a very odd pointy top tube. '92ish Mongoose, ffectionately referred to as the Toblerone top tube bike.

    Thanks for any help!

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    Frost River has added a couple waxed canvas bags for bikepacking...

    https://www.frostriver.com/product-category/bike-bags

    Last edited by ECR; 03-19-2016 at 12:09 AM.

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    Addition to the list...STASHERS

    Hey would love to be added to the list - I'm a small bike gear company called STASHERS out of LA. I make The TubeTop bike tube coolers. They are modular, insulated lightweight bags that keep beers cold and coffee hot. Also great for just about any type of storage: food, tools, extra layers. I don't do custom but these are an affordable and versatile option to add to your collection. They come in a medium 15" 3 can and small 10" 2 can version with a large 20" version on the way. They fit standard cans with coozies on them, TallBoys, Bombers, water bottles - anything under 3" diameter. $20 - $25.

    They work well with other bikepacking gear as well:

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    I'd love to add you. Got a website?

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    Great thanks! Sure it's getstashers.com and @stashers_ on instagram
    Last edited by stashers; 03-22-2016 at 06:04 PM.

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    Added!

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    I've been happy with all three "Scout" bags from Giant. The prices are very reasonable in Japan. 2016 Giant Bicycle [ GEAR ]
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    Addition: Arkel

    Looks like they are starting to make Bikepacking bags:
    Bikepacking - Bike Packing | By Arkel

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_kelly View Post
    Addition: Arkel

    Looks like they are starting to make Bikepacking bags:
    Bikepacking - Bike Packing | By Arkel
    Super, I'll add them.

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    Carradice

    There's always the old-school Carradice brand.

    Carradice of Nelson - bike bags, saddle bags and waterproof panniers

    I've been pleased with my Camper Longflap, which is holding maybe a quarter to a third of its capacity in these photos.

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    Perhaps not high-tech, but waxed cotton has a lot of fans in the bushcraft community.

    While the Camper Longflap is wide, the width is carried up high. That way, it doesn't get in the way, hitting rocks and branches, like a set of panniers would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinymouse View Post
    There's always the old-school Carradice brand.

    Carradice of Nelson - bike bags, saddle bags and waterproof panniers

    I've been pleased with my Camper Longflap, which is holding maybe a quarter to a third of its capacity in these photos.

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    Perhaps not high-tech, but waxed cotton has a lot of fans in the bushcraft community.

    While the Camper Longflap is wide, the width is carried up high. That way, it doesn't get in the way, hitting rocks and branches, like a set of panniers would.
    You have another picture of that bike? Classic set-up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    You have another picture of that bike? Classic set-up!
    Ask, and you shall receive. Here it is loaded up, but before I taped the handlebars. I was carrying enough stuff that I needed to use the longflap on the Camper during that trip:
    Bikepacking gear bags - who makes 'em?-img_0436.jpg

    And here are some pictures with the Carradice mounted on the handlebars:
    Post pics of your Surly!!!
    And some more: Post pics of your Surly!!!

    All with the Camper Longflap, and other bags, in place to keep things OT for this thread.
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    Green Guru. Saddle Bag. Just picked one up from them at Interbike.
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    Hi! Would you mind adding me to the list as well? I run a one man company, Endless Trails Outdoor Equipment

    I'm based in Gothenburg, Sweden where I make a large number of different waterproof bikepacking bags.

    http://endlesstrailsoutdoorequipment.com/

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    Endless Trails Outdoor Equipment - Waterproof bikepacking bags and outdoor equipment

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    Looks good! Added.

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    Rockgeist

    Greg Hardy at Rockgeist just finished up a set of custom bags for me. First class quality and a great guy to work with. Bikepacking Gear - Rockgeist

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    Getting some bags made for my Pivot (non-fatbike) with Backcountry Stitch Works, here in Alaska. They do all types of custom shapes and sizes.

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