If you have been following our Facebook page you may already know that our first round of prototypes are finished! Its really one of the most exciting times at Po Campo, we get to take your ideas & our design skills and see them in action. This week I have been driving the bags around and handing them over to fabulous Chicago bike ladies to see what they think- look more for their feedback soon. For now I would like to show you the concepts and get YOUR feedback (since we can’t bring them to you personally).
Below we have two styles of bike panniers and two hip pouches- please let us know what you like/don’t like about what you see, or if you have any questions. I am curious about,
Where you might take the bag?
What you would carry in it?
Does it look secure, why?
Does the style appeal to you?
Now, without further adieu, the prototypes…..
This first pannier, I’ll call it Rectangular Pannier for now, attaches with straps. The handle has hooks at the base that loop over the rack and then clip back on, allowing the bag to suspend from the heavy duty strap. A bungee loop at the base helps stabilize the bag against your rack.
This pannier is larger & more square. It attaches to your rack using two leather snap straps. There is added Velcro on the back to stabilize the bag and keep it from riding up. I’ve shown how a lock could fit into the front pocket, but the Rectangle bag also has this feature.
Next I would also like to introduce you to the two Hip Pouch concepts. One is more flat and can fit a wallet & phone. The second is compact (about 4×6″) and has a softer frame. Each can be worn around your waist or as an over the shoulder.