February 19, 2010
The other night I was riding Kona out to a movie and realized... I should have taken Pashley instead! We're experiencing a thaw and it's wet and melty. Just the sort of thing to flick mud bits all over my back. Luckily these days I'm wearing a very not-important coat with the Kona.
I thought I would post some pictures of Kona's cargo solution, the Freitag bike bag.
I wear it when I'm not wearing my Cambridge Satchel, my Roots Olivia Bag, or my Coach Madison Large Leather Hippie. These are all my bags that can be worn across the body.
However, Frietag has the purses all beat when it comes to carrying lots of books and some groceries.
It's got a handsome flap with super sticky velcro.
And if you've got tons of stuff you can fold out this extra part to increase cargo capacity.
Each bag is unique because it is made out of recycled tarps. I picked one that has the letters L and S on it in lower cases. I like to think it's short for "little sarah". It's not as fashionable as my other bags, but sometimes I just need an obviously bike-related item to do the job. If you've been looking for a good bike bag I would highly recommend one of these.
Downside might be back sweat. I'm a bad judge of these things because I don't normally suffer from back sweat.