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A multi-use lifestyle backpack that mounts to a bike rack as a pannier or trunk bag. The Ultimate biking backpack.
A multi-use lifestyle backpack that mounts to a bike rack as a pannier or trunk bag. The Ultimate biking backpack.
A multi-use lifestyle backpack that mounts to a bike rack as a pannier or trunk bag. The Ultimate biking backpack.
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Our entire goal at BiKASE is to design and produce the best bicycling products on the market. We have designed products from phone holders, to seat bags, frame bags and pet carriers. But now we've taken on a new and very tricky task...creating a backpack that functions in 3 different way: Backpack, pannier and trunk bag. 


Introducing the Outlier! 

Outlier - Black, Red and Orange
Outlier - Black, Red and Orange

 

 

Outlier - Black
Outlier - Black

 

Outlier - Red
Outlier - Red

 

 

Outlier - Orange
Outlier - Orange

 

An outlier is typically something that is set apart, unique and causes people to turn their heads, this new bag from BiKASE does just that! 

 1. The Outlier backpack features a separate padded computer compartment with duel zippers to keep your computer well protected and away from the main storage compartment to maximize storage space. Fits up to a 15" computer. 

2. Small front zipper pocket for items such as an energy bar, multi-tool, flat kit, road bike tubes, cell phone, etc. 

3. Larger front duel zipper pocket with divider fits such items as pens/pencils, note book, Co2 cartridges, etc.! 

4. The reflective webbing on the outside of the large front zipper pocket will hold a ULOCK. 

5. The front sock cords with metal hooks will hold a helmet once your ride is completed! 

6. There are 2 mesh side pockets for easy access to small items or a water bottle. 

7. Tab on the bottom of bag will fit any size or style rear light. 

8. A yellow rain cover is in a hidden pocket on the bottom side of bag for better viability and features the stylish BiKASE logo! 

9. Top handle for good grip when carrying the Outlier or installing it as a pannier bag! 

 

Outlier - with helmet, ulock, bike light, coffee cup. Fully Packed!
Outlier - with helmet, ulock, bike light, coffee cup. Fully Packed!

 

Outlier - showing how ULOCK fits
Outlier - showing how ULOCK fits

 

inside computer sleeve
inside computer sleeve

 

inside main storage compartment
inside main storage compartment

 

inside front pocket
inside front pocket

 

Rain cover for Outlier in hidden zipper pouch on bottom of bag.
Rain cover for Outlier in hidden zipper pouch on bottom of bag.

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 Mounting System: 

Backpack: 
Backpack straps are connected using d-rings and can be easily disconnected and stuffed into the back pocket when not in use. Chest strap adds additional comfort and fit. 

Pannier:
Disconnect backpack straps from D-rings and hide in back pocket, connecting the pannier clip to the back of the bag keeps the pannier clips secure while riding. Simply pull out the hook from the middle of the back pouch to hook on the bottom of rack when installing pannier. 

Outlier as pannier. Easy and secure mounting to any standard rack.
Outlier as pannier. Easy and secure mounting to any standard rack.

Trunk Bag:
There are 3 Velcro straps used for the Trunk bag. Simply pull the straps out of the back pouch, wrap them around the underside of the rear rack and tighten as needed. * Note: it is best to install the straps around the braces on rack for most secure fit. 

 The Outlier is a perfect cycling companion. 

We found the Outlier perfect for many uses: 

- Commuting to the office with computer and change of clothes. 
- Riding to the coffee shop to meet up with friends 
- Wearing to a fashion gala
- As a student to carry computer, books and other class essentials 
- As a carry-on bag while flying, it fits perfect under the seat and easy access to computer while going thru TSA 
- Riding to dinner at Grandmas house, because you know she will give you leftovers!

Reward # 1
Reward # 1

 

Handy Andy 5 on Outlier should strap
Handy Andy 5 on Outlier should strap

 

Reward # 2
Reward # 2

 

Reward # 3
Reward # 3

 

Early Bird Rewards!
Early Bird Rewards!

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Check out the great reviews on the Outlier bag by:
BikeRumor
Pedal Consumption
Pezcycling.com

Check out this video by Pat Smage using the Outlier on his fat bike over some jumps and rocks: 

 

Risks and challenges

Over the past year during our design phase we have tested and sampled this backpack many times. We discovered new uses and added features and tested the backpack on many different types of bike racks. We have worked through the issues and believe the product is complete and ready to go.

The good news:
The production cutting dies and molds are complete. We have worked with this best in class manufacturer and know they will deliver on time with a high quality product.

The bad news:
In order to scale production efficiently for the set up we need to meet a minimum order quantity. Being a small family run company it is a big risk to place this order. That is why we are working with you through Kickstarter to help us get this project off the ground!

In Summary:

We have manufactured stuff before and have run a successful Kickstarter in the past with good success. There is always risk when doing something new, but we during our process of tireless sampling and design review mitigates the risk. We just need a good push to get the ball rolling from other cycling minded people!

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    Handy Phone Holder-stocking stuffer!

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    Early Bird - Outlier Backpack - (BLACK)

    1 Outlier backpack in BLACK

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    Early Bird - Outlier Backpack (ORANGE)

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    Early Bird - Outlier Backpack (RED)

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    Outlier Backpack (BLACK)

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    Outlier Backpack (ORANGE)

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    Outlier Backpack (RED)

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