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The most stylish and sustainable storage on two wheels: the world's first organic canvas and leather bike bags.
The most stylish and sustainable storage on two wheels: the world's first organic canvas and leather bike bags.
123 backers pledged $15,177 to help bring this project to life.

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United By Blue bike bags will be the first organic canvas and leather bike accessories on the market. The soft and pliable canvas and leather make them the perfect bag to carry all of your things on your bike or over your shoulder, and the stash pockets mean you can keep it all organized. The durable brass and leather straps make the bags strong enough to carry even your heaviest loads and four canvas colors to choose from means that there’s one to match your bike.

We have designed 3 bike bags, all made from organic waxed canvas, genuine leather trim, and heavyweight brass hardware. The bags will be ready for shipment early next year, but if you want to give them as a gift this holiday season, we've got you covered. We’ll send you a sleek wooden postcard with an image of the bag on one side and all the product details on the other. 


THE ORGANIC HANDLEBAR POUCH

  • The perfect case for carrying your phone, credit cards, cash, headphones, keys, and other small necessities
  • Attaches to bike handlebars with leather and brass buckle strap
  • Dimensions: 4.75”H  x 3.25”W x 1.5”D

THE ORGANIC HANDLEBAR BAG

  • Great for carrying your lunch, books, ipad, and anything you may need out and around town.
  • Long adjustable strap included to carry over the shoulder.
  • Attaches to front stem and handlebars of bike with leather and brass buckled straps. 
  • Dimensions: 10.5"W x 7"H x 6.75"D


THE ORGANIC PANNIER BAG

  • Grocery shopping? Going to the gym? How about work? The pannier bag has you covered. Stash anything and everything you may need in a sturdy and secure bag that attaches easily to your bike.
  • Interior drawstring pouch for added security on bumpy rides. 
  • Long adjustable strap with leather detail and shoulder pad included to carry over the shoulder. 
  • Fits a 13” laptop.
  • Attaches to back tire fender with leather and brass buckled straps. 
  • Dimensions: 13.5"H x 11"W X 5.5"D

KENNET WRAP

  • Real leather, fastened by a stud. 
  • Classic, simple style, great for guys or gals
  • 17.75"L x 1/2"W ; 4 holes at end at 1/2" apart

OUR 100% ORGANIC WAXED CANVAS

Sustainability should not come at the cost of fashion or function, and that's why our 100% organic waxed canvas is not only made from organic cotton, but it is durable, rugged, water-resistant, and downright gorgeous.  It is a special fabric we developed specifically for our line of bags and is not available on the open market. When you get a UBB Organic Bike Bag, you are getting something made from a unique material you won't find elsewhere.

Our canvas is lightly waxed to give it strength and durability, as well as water resistant qualities. It is not water-proof, however, it does repel water quite well and if you are using these bags in rain, your belongings inside will stay dry. Just don't go swimming with your bags.  The below picture shows how the canvas repels water.


PICK YOUR FAVORITE COLOR

Digital mocks of the 4 different color options you will be able to choose from after funding is complete.

GIFT A BAG!

Although the bike bags will not ship to you in time for your holiday gifting, that doesn't mean you can't give one to the bike lover in your life.  After funding is complete, we’ll send you a sleek wooden postcard with an image of the bag on one side and all the product details on the other. Give this as recognition for your intended gift and the bag will follow in the new year.

REASONS TO SUPPORT

  • No other organic canvas and leather bike bags exist
  • 100% organic canvas means that there is no pollutive runoff into rivers and streams, and the land is healthier too
  • For every product sold, UBB removes 1 pound of trash from oceans and waterways through company organized and hosted cleanups
  • Soft and pliable fabric made from natural fibers means they are durable and strong without using synthetic fabrics or plastics (plastics tend to crack with age, leather and canvas do not)
  • Plenty of stash pockets to keep everything organized
  • Heavy-duty brass hardware to hold all your heavy gear
  • Comprehensive prototyping and testing process means your UBB bike bags just work
  • Buy bags as gifts and we’ll send you a wood card with specifications and imagery to gift for the holidays
  • Long strap included to carry Handlebar and Pannier bag over your shoulder

WHAT WE WILL DO WITH THE MONEY

These Bike Bags have been prototyped, tested and are ready for production, and your support will enable us to purchase the needed materials and commence an initial production run. 

And fret not, we have a track record of success when it comes to bags.  We already have a successful line of general-use bags we have been making for over 2 years, and I am really excited to apply all the lessons we have learned from that line of bags to the making of these organic bike bags.  

THE LONG HAUL GUARANTEE 

All of our bags come with an amazing guarantee: return or exchange any bag for any reason one year after you purchased it.  This includes the bags you receive through the support of this project. 

ABOUT UNITED BY BLUE

United By Blue is a Philadelphia-based apparel brand that’s all about exploration and finding forgotten beauty. We sell our own line of organic cotton t-shirts, rugged waxed canvas and leather bags, and jewelry and have been featured by the likes of GQ and the LA Times. 

UBB has a mission: What sets us apart from other brands is that we roll up our sleeves and do our own dirty work. We’ve built the infrastructure to plan and host cleanups within the company so that we can do our own good work instead of outsourcing it to someone else. Since we were founded in 2010, we’ve removed over 141,000 pounds of trash at over 80 cleanups with the help of over 2,300 volunteers. 

Risks and challenges

Waxed canvas and leather bags are a staple product at United By Blue, and we’ve stocked them year after year. Our prototypes are tested and ready to go into production, though there are always risks inherent with new manufacturing runs. Occasionally product specifications are slightly different from samples, though the differences have never diverged too far from the original in the past.

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    Thanks for your support! We’ll send you a handwritten thank you note and a blue marble, which symbolizes the earth. After all, we live on a blue planet, and when you hold the marble in your hand, it’s a reminder that you hold the power to protect oceans and waterways in your hands.

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    Don’t let your wrists go unadorned atop those handlebars. We’ll send you a UBB Kennet Wrap bracelet, a blue marble, and a handwritten thank you note.

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    We’ll send you our smallest bag, the Organic Handlebar Pouch, great for carrying your phone, wallet, and keys.

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    The Organic Handlebar Pouch plus a Kennet wrap bracelet.

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    Our medium-sized bag, the Organic Handlebar Bag is yours. Attach it with soft and adjustable leather straps and detach it to carry it with you after you park your bike.

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    Our medium-sized bag, the Organic Handlebar Bag is yours. Attach it with soft and adjustable leather straps and detach it to carry it with you after you park your bike.

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    EARLY TURKEY DAY SPECIAL: The Organic Pannier Bag is the largest bag and holds everything you need. Attach and detach it easily with heavyweight U clips and carry it with you.

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    The Organic Pannier Bag is the largest bag and holds everything you need. Attach and detach it easily with heavyweight U clips and carry it with you.

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    Get TWO Organic Handlebar bags in colors of your choice.

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    Two Organic Pannier Bags. Keep your bike balanced with one Pannier bag for each side.

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    EARLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: One of each bag and a Kennet wrap bracelet. You’ll be the most stylin’ bike on the block. And you’ll have our undying love.

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    One of each bag and a Kennet wrap bracelet. You’ll be the most stylin’ bike on the block. And you’ll have our undying love.

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    Pledge $240 or more About $240

    The complete package! Two Organic Pannier Bags for both sides of your bike, the Organic Handlebar Bag, and the Organic Handlebar Pouch.

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    Up the ante on the $180 level and we’ll customize your set of bike bags by embroidering anything you’d like on them.

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    You’re the low gear to our steep hill. We’ll send you all three bags, a Kennet Wrap Bracelet.. Plus, we’ll embroider a custom design or text on each of the bags for you and stuff them full of UBB merch such as shirts and jewelry.

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    10 Panniers all customized with the text or design of your choosing. Perfect for your bike club or family adventure.

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    Wow, we’re speechless. For our highest reward, we’ll give you a fully customized and merch-stuffed set of bags and we’ll pay for your airfare and one night hotel for you to join us as a guest at one of our upcoming tradeshows. For dates of the shows we’re attending, email brian@unitedbyblue.com.

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