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Launch the Spring collection of our canvas & leather bike panniers in awesome, vivid colors. Add visibility and color to your commute!
Launch the Spring collection of our canvas & leather bike panniers in awesome, vivid colors. Add visibility and color to your commute!
Launch the Spring collection of our canvas & leather bike panniers in awesome, vivid colors. Add visibility and color to your commute!
80 backers pledged $13,149 to help bring this project to life.

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Carmichael & Co. Bicycle Bags

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  • 1st Stretch Goal ($6,000): Free Adjustable Leather Strap!
  • 2nd Stretch Goal ($8,000): Lilac and Sage colors added!!
  • 3rd Stretch Goal ($10,000):  ADD ON a Matching Handlebar Messenger Bag to go with your pannier for only $60 ($129 Retail) - Choose Any Color from our Spring Palette!  Add $60 onto your current pledge to add this!
  • NEW REWARD ADDED!  Handlebar Bag in Any Spring Color! If you just want the Handlebar Messenger bag, we have it for you at a the special Kickstarter price of $89 ($129 Retail). 


4th Stretch Goal Reward ($13,000) - 2 FREE Eco-Friendly, Recycled Cotton market Totes! Get two handy market totes with every Pannier pledge! Fits perfectly inside your panniers! Great for farmers market trips, 5 floor walk-ups, commuting, picnics, etc!

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Most of the popular bike bags on the market are highly functional but most are Black, Grey or Darker Colors. 

We've created a DURABLE, FUNCTIONAL and STYLISH bike bag to add COLOR to your commute!

With more than 726 cyclists killed and an estimated 50,000 injured per year, the need for better visibility is crucial.

I chose the Spring color palette for Carmichael bike bags to integrate the science of the *Nanometer Color Spectrum for optimal visibility in an array of bright, eye-catching colors such as Orange, Yellow, Seafoam Green, Blue and Pink.

Lemon Zest
Lemon Zest
Sky Blue
Sky Blue
Seafoam Green
Seafoam Green
STRETCH GOAL#2 - ADDED TWO NEW COLORS!
STRETCH GOAL#2 - ADDED TWO NEW COLORS!
Flamingo Pink
Flamingo Pink
Tangerine
Tangerine
Vanilla Cream
Vanilla Cream
Classic design in durable 22 oz waterproof canvas. Fits on every rear bike rack
Classic design in durable 22 oz waterproof canvas. Fits on every rear bike rack
  • Bold Color Collection for Spring/Summer: Announce to the world you have style mojo and increase your visibility!
  • Durable 22 oz waterproof canvas
  • Vegetable tanned leather trim
  • Solid brass hardware (no Velcro or plastic!)
  • Panniers strap onto any rear bike rack and secure in place with brass hardware and adjustable leather belts. 
  • Easy on, easy off
  • Stretch Goal Reward: Adjustable shoulder strap that attaches to your pannier - take it with you!
  • Cargo Space: 1,161 total cubic Inches! Each compartment is roomy enough to store groceries, books, a change of clothing, shoes, laptop or any other essentials you would like to carry. Size of each compartment: 10 3/4" W x 12" L x 4.5"
  • Inner compartments feature soft, micro-suede lining to protect all contents, zippered pocket and rain flaps.

All of Carmichael & Co. products are made the old-fashioned way, using 22 oz. heavy waterproof canvas, leather belts, reinforced seams with canvas trim, brass rivets and hardware. 

We DO NOT use Velcro®, magnetic snaps or plastic fasteners on any of our bags.  

 

“I got my pannier and my messenger bag. The products just scream craftsmanship. The stitching is nicely lined up. The materials look and feel first rate”. – Matthijs

“I couldn't leave much of a review in the 80 characters allowed, but I want to make sure to say that these panniers FAR exceed what I was expecting to receive. They are beautifully designed, just the right size, and clearly constructed with care”. – H. Moore

Thank you very much for making these available. I’m impressed, and happy to have discovered you. -Ann

“I got my double bag and love it!” - Stephanie

“This is a very nice high quality product” - Glenn

“I really love the design of your bag” - Joel

“Your bike bags look awesome and I’m excited to see them on the streets in the next few months!” - Matt

“Your bags are so gorgeous and my brother in California has been looking at vintage bags with a similar feel. His sole form of transportation is his bike. Your bags are so much more beautiful and well designed than any others I could find. I think you are really entering this at the right time, when so many people are moving to using bikes and the design and workmanship look amazing”. - Eleanor

“Love the design of your panniers, they look great.” - Matthew

“I really like the design and choice of materials.” - Colin




$25 Reward: Set of 6 Cards with envelopes Bicycle and Penny Farthing styles.  Created exclusively for our project by watercolor artist, Alana Fuller.

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Let's Connect, Shall We?

Instagram @CarmichaelandCo#colorfulcommute
Facebook facebook.com/carmichaelandco
Twitter @CarmichaelCoUSA

Risks and challenges

Producing anything generally poses it's own set of challenges, however, with already two successful Kickstarter campaign under our belt for our Bike Bags, we are ready for our third project!

We continually maintain a very positive working relationship with our factory who stands strong with our production and delivery times, however, there are always unforeseen circumstances that could arise such as a delay in shipment, or selling more than we originally projected and having to push production a little further out (4-6 weeks).

With that being said, we have already submitted a best-case scenario projected unit purchase order as a heads-up to our factory for planning. This allows extra time for material/trim sourcing and production planning for sewing as well as planning for shipment. To date, we have not had any problems with delays in our shipping time.

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    THANK YOU! | We are grateful for your support! You will be in the loop with all of our updates and progress!

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    SET of 6 Bicycle Greeting Cards in two styles, with envelopes! Original art by Alana Fuller.

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    The Handlebar Bag at a discount ($129 Retail). A great Reward selection for those who want a small messenger bag! Pick from any of the Spring colors! Perfect for train, travel, or everyday use! FREE US Shipping

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    EARLYBIRD! | We want to thank the first people who back this project by offering these beautiful Panniers at the Special Earlybird price! Your choice of Color. Your bag will also be the first in line to ship. Free US Shipping!

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    Pledge $189 or more About $189

    Exclusive Kickstarter Price! | One Pannier in your choice of color + Free Shipping in the USA! Be among the FIRST on the road with one of these colorful panniers!

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    Pledge $329 or more About $329

    BOGO!! Buy one Pannier, get another one for a friend at a BIG discount ($164 ea!) Now both of you can ride in style! Your Choice of Color(s), Free Shipping in USA!

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    RETAILERS PACKAGE! Own a cool bike shop? Get 10 of these Panniers to try out (we're certain you're going to sell out fast) | Choose any colors

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