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INTRODUCING THE 12-LITER CARGO TAIL BAG

After years of design and R&D, we are ready to pursue our dream of making the perfect motorcycle luggage. A simple storage solution with expandable features, and all the waterproofness you would expect from an expedition style bag...without looking like it was made for a big adventure bike. 

We needed to make a bag that would fit the style of bikes we ride around the city. Perfect for your daily commute, or even a quick overnight trip. With your help, we can make the 12L Cargo Tail Bag the first in a series of ALMS NYC luggage. 

 

Experience backpack-free motorcycle commuting with a waterproof tail bag system that allows for extra carry with a fully adjustable exterior cargo net.

ALMS 12L CARGO TAIL BAG FEATURED IN:

 

 

   

   

WHAT MAKES THE TAIL BAG SPECIAL 

The only waterproof tail bag designed for the 365-day-a-year rider that holds up to 12-liters and compresses to a packable size.

If you have ever taken the time to look for motorcycle gear, you know the options can be slim. We are here to provide a product that is versatile enough to go on any bike, sit in any setting, and function seamlessly through every commute.

REMOVABLE MIL-SPEC CARGO NET - Metal G-hook attachment system is completely removable and adjustable. 

  

CARGO NET CAPACITY - allows for a variety of commuting essentials, from water bottles to outerwear. Adjustability adds up to 25% more capacity.

   

 

PACKABLE DESIGN - Rolls down to a quarter of its size, and clips closed with release buckles. The YKK release buckles are specifically designed with a flexible form which makes it durable and resistant to breakage.

 

HIDDEN BASE POCKET - Rubberized grip base that conceals a hidden pocket, with a coated water-resistant zipper. 

CARRY ESSENTIAL COMMUTER ITEMS - Plenty of storage between the 12-liter body, exterior adjustable cargo net, and hidden base pocket.  

CONVENIENCE - Carry handles loop around the bag for when you are on foot or on the run. 

WAXED CANVAS - The main body is made of 12oz water-resistant, highly durable waxed canvas. Each bag will gain its own unique texture, as waxed canvas wears naturally over time.

HOW TO INSTALL

The tail bag is designed to work with a wide variety of motorcycles, without requiring a specialized rack system. The attachment straps affix to any secure section of your bike. In the future we will be offering additional strap varieties to work with specific motorcycles.

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SHOULDER STRAP HACK - UPDATE!

We designed the tail bag to be carried by the side or base webbing handles. But, since launching, we've had a few questions on how to adapt the straps for shoulder or backpack use. Check out the video below for more info:

 
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MATERIALS AND TRIMS

Using the highest quality materials and manufacturing techniques, we bring you a tail bag that can withstand the harshest conditions.

 // Heavy duty mil-spec attachment straps // Water-resistant waxed canvas shell // Waterproof nylon lining with taped seam reinforcement //

// All metal attachment system // Rubberized and coated zipper tape // Grip rubber base // YKK side release buckles // Hypalon reinforcement //  

 TECH SPECS

  • 12oz. Waxed Canvas exterior
  • Waterproof taped-seam nylon interior
  • All metal hardware attachment system [g-hooks, sliders, rectangular rings]
  • YKK LBLW Ultra side-release buckles
  • Hypalon reinforcement on top and base
  • Heavy-duty bar-tacking
  • Leather logo patch and zipper pull
  • Packable design [down to a 1/4 of its original size]
  • Fits up to a 13" Macbook
  • Dimension at max capacity: 15.5” x 8.25” x 5.5”
  • 1lb. weight
  • 12-liter capacity
  • Imported

WHY KICKSTARTER?

This is where you come in: we have already put down an initial deposit to get the production started, but we need your help to bring it to completion.

This money will help us pay a portion of the production balance, and if we surpass our goal, we can get a jump start on funding even more motorcycle luggage.

And last but not least, selling the tail bag directly to you allows us to give it at a huge discount! This model cuts out the middle man, and everyone rides away happy.

ALMS NYC has been our baby since 2015, and we are ready to take it to the next level with the 12L CARGO TAIL BAG. We have been working closely with our factory to refine our quality and functionality. It has all helped build up to this moment, so please help us bring this product to life!

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PRODUCTION/FULFILLMENT

 

WHO WE ARE

For New Yorkers, the motorcycle is the only way to escape the endless traffic and the crumbling infrastructure of the subway system. Jessica and Shaun met in the city, and began riding together shortly after. The two quickly realized the need for functional gear to carry on and off the bike.

They come from backgrounds in fashion design and architecture; by combining their professions with their moto obsession, they established ALMS NYC in 2015. With a combined 17 years of design experience, they collaborate on everything: sewing prototypes, building tech packs, sourcing materials, and communicating with manufacturers on how to make the perfect tail bag. 

ALMS NYC produces gear for urban motorcyclists that parallels the pace of New York City - and stands up to the daily rigors of commuting.

 

Risks and challenges

With over a decade of design/production experience between the two of us we feel confident we can navigate through the design, production and shipping process. As always, production can be tricky, and unexpected delays can result. Fortunately we have partnered with a factory that is reliable and has as strong a focus on quality as we do.

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