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Cut, Sew, & Snails

March 11, 2014 All the apparel factories I found were located on the outskirts of Hanoi, so I hopped on a plane and headed north for...
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Machine Shop Shopping

March 1, 2014 I rented a motorbike and spent a few days darting around the industrial suburbs of Ho Chi Min City in search of machine...
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Sleepless in Saigon

February 21, 2014 It’s 5:30 am in Ho Chi Min City, I’ve been up since 3.  Ambien is fighting a losing battle against the 15 hour...
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Panama > Hood River > Vietnam

February 13, 2014 Back from Panama City on Saturday, off to Vietnam on Tuesday.  All those little Central American countries chewed up my passport so I...
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Border Hopping

February 3, 2014 This has been a really fast-moving trip.  4 countries in three weeks.  The bags are getting a solid thrashing.  I’ve had several 10-12...
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Bag Testing is Fun

January 24, 2013 Quick update from Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. No issues getting the bags installed.  Everything went smoothly and they held up great on an 11-hour...
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Honduras is Calling

January 17, 2014 My “work trip” to Honduras starts Monday.  Damn: I’m stoked. Our top priority this week was to get the new “right side” pannier...
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Honduras, Take 2

January 9, 2014 Last winter I was riding through a remote corner of NE Honduras called La Moskitia (the “Mosquito Coast”).  I went over the handlebars,...
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Laser Beams & Stuff

December 20, 2013 The week started off with a visit to a laser cutting company in Portland to pick up our prototypes of the wedge-mount system....
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Box of Bags

December 13, 2013 Our box of bags is off to the factory, complete with patterns, part lists, colorways, and prototypes.  Shipping cost $320: ouch.  The UPS...
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Snow Place Like Home

December 6, 2013 Here’s what it looks like at my house this morning.  Anybody in the Gorge have a heated shop we could use for the...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2013 This year I am thankful for our latest round of prototypes. The prototypes have reached a complexity level where each new round is a significant undertaking.  It takes...
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We offer an industry-leading limited lifetime warranty on all our sewn seam bags, and a two year warranty on welded seam bags. Contact us for discounted crash replacement pricing.

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