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Gear Talk, The Lowdown


August 6, 2015

We don’t play it safe here at Duluth Pack. We’re wanting to push the limit, go to the edge and find the land that hasn’t been touched. So who is with us?!

This blog posting is anything but just words. We’re driving (pun intended) excitement about the focus on traveling on two wheels or AKA – ridin dirty.

Did you know that Duluth Pack has an entire line of bike bags? If not, check out the massive selection right HERE . Without overwhelming you with lots of canvas and leather products in your face, I thought it would be easier to breakdown to the most popular bike bags that have been featured in a few magazines as well.

Welcome the Banana Bike Bag


This Banana Bike Bag is your new biking companion! Designed with a slight curve, just like a banana, to fit under your bike seat. Perfect for carrying a sandwich, keys, wallet, and few extras to get you through the day. Removable plastic inserts in front and back give the bag its shape. Grommets on sides to cinch under the top if you have it too full. Complete with leather lashings, leather straps, and brass buckles. Measures 11H x 6W (tapers to 3W) x 4.5D (inches). If you want the bike bags of your dreams that’s under $140 – bam, it’s HERE .

If you’re really into zipping down the backroads or flying in the city, ta-da, the Pannier Bike Bag is just the trick


This pannier bag is compact enough for riding around town but big enough for a multi-day getaway. This pannier style bike bag has two large top loading bags so organization is easy! You can carry everything you need for a weekend bike tour. It has two spacious main compartments that are angled to accommodate the motion of the pedals, and a rigid back that won’t get caught in the spokes. A zippered pocket on each flap allows you to store your trail maps with ease and paracord on the top allows for easy access to cinched down jackets. Get your meathooks on THIS bag now! P.S. It’s under $200!

Who needs a basic handle bar when you can have a Candy Bar!?


This bag is perfect for keeping all your small necessities handy. It can easily hold a water bottle or two, pair of gloves, extra pair of socks, or anything else you think you might need. Designed to fit on your bikes handle bars. Sink your biker’s sweet tooth into THIS tasty goodie.

Last, but certainly not least is the Duluth Pack Hobo Seat Bike Bag.


This bike bag is big enough for a large water bottle, rain coat, warm jacket/sweater, lunch, and an emergency repair kit. It’s designed to attach to the back of your bike seat. Seriously, what else more do you need with a bag like THIS ?

Happy ridin’ and bikin’ folks! We can’t wait to see you on the roads and trails!

– From your friends at Duluth Pack

The Lowdown

Book Reveiw – The Wind in My Wheels: Travel Tales from the Saddle

June 15, 2012
The Wind in My Wheels

The Wind in My Wheels

After reading this book, you will definitely want to pull your old bicycle out of the shed and start on your own adventure!  Author Josie Dew recounts 9 different bicycling adventures she set out on, spanning 4 continents and 36 countries.  With all her belongings strapped to her bike, she travels to Africa, Iceland, Italy, France, Morocco, India, Romania, and even a fundraising trek around the United Kingdom in a wheelchair bicycle.  Each adventure is unique and exciting, especially coming from Josie’s perspective.  Reading the tales of Josie and her travels, you find yourself right there with her pedaling hard and fast (or slow and steady), climbing high hills, and dashing down mountains.

Josie has an amazing sense of humor and such a positive attitude!  She always seems to find the positives in a difficult situation.  From struggling up the Alps to fighting torrential downpours, and even through snow and ice, Josie managed to conquer them all – and she kept going! After reading about some trials she endured, I know I would have given up right away.  But Josie has such perseverance and a determination, that I found her to be motivating and inspiring!

A nice addition to the book is that she added a few photo sections.  After reading the descriptions of her experiences, being able to see the photos of those places she visited will make the experience even more real to you.

If you love to bicycle, travel, or even if you just like to read and dream about traveling, I highly recommend reading about Josie Dew and her world traveling adventures!  So grab your Panniers and your gear and get to it!

Some other bicycling books you may find of interest:

Long Cloud Ride: A Cycling Adventure Across New Zealand by Josie Dew

Across America by Bicycle: Alice and Bobbi’s Summer on Wheels by Alice Honeywell

Cycling’s Greatest Misadventures by Erich Schweikher

Two Wheels North: Cycling the West Coast in 1909 by Evelyn Gibb