Wanderers adapt. No matter where they travel, who they meet, or what they see, they are always prepared to experience something different. The same should hold true for their gear.
Inspired by my friend Philip, and crafted by me and my fellow artisans with time-tested techniques and strong materials, this motorcycle bag weathers sun, rain, and snow, and keeps your items dry and protected.
How it started
I've known Philip for many years and I admired his courage and solitude. He is constantly on the move, taking long rides trying to find his place in this great puzzle we all live in. His stories were always inspiring for me and sometimes I felt I was there with him. His is a good story teller and I am a good listener.
When he asked me to make him a special bag to keep his clothes dry, I knew exactly what he wanted.
I've been making bags for a few years now and I'm a successful seller on Etsy. Originally a computer graphic designer, I took my creativity from the virtual world to the real environment and I started making bags. Over the years, I've expanded and refined my techniques and learned how to source high-quality materials from around the world.
It took me more than 2 months to get it right. I made 7 prototypes with different fabrics and closures and each one was field tested by Philip. We always found ways to improve it, but after heading out with the seventh version, he came back with a smile, and we knew this was the one.
The Motorcycle Bag
Here it is! Made from water-repellent Halley Stevenson’s waxed cotton and 2-millimeter-thick full grain leather, closing smoothly with YKK zippers, this beautiful, no-frills 34-liter motorcycle bag protects your belongings and looks great.
What are the dimensions and what is it made of?
Our motorcycle bag has a height of 48 cm (19”), a depth of 30 cm (12”) and a volume of 34 litres.
The lining and the leather are both water-repellent and the bag comes in three colors: Sandstone, Dark Chocolate, and Green.
What fits inside the bag?
It can fit several essential items including a tent, sleeping bag, clothing, and camping gear, and has an inside pocket that holds gadgets.
What are its carry options?
You can tie the bag horizontally to your bike ...
or if your sissy bar is 30 cm or higher, attach it vertically using the two straps.
The elastic tie-down straps shown in the demonstration are not included, but you can easily find them online and they cost almost nothing.
The Tool Roll
Made of the same waxed canvas and leather as the bag, the tool roll is 45 cm (17.7”) long and 30 cm (11.8) wide with a 12 cm (4.7”) leather flap. The nine inside pockets can hold tools and items with a combined diameter of up to 10 cm, and there are eight leather holders.
The Leather Key Fob
Our 10cm full grain leather fob have a metal snap hook with rings to keep your keys secured, and for easy securing to your belt.
Risks and challenges
We are an established business with expert staff, which makes our project extremely low risk. We make everything by hand, so there is limited production capacity, but we have already gathered enough material for the 50 bags and accessories and are confident in our ability to deliver the final products. We will begin working immediately upon a successful campaign close, giving timely updates as we move forward.
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