Micro panniers!!! I don’t build these much but they are perfect for bike packing and easily fit on a front or rear rack, being only 7” wide. Full roll top, carry handle, easy on and off with velcro strsps( mount them upside down then flip them down) and a lower strap to run through the bottom of your rack with a replaceable cam buckle to keep them solid. Built in xpac x50 with a 500d Cordura face fabric. I built these along with a lot of panniers this week and have extra micro’s for sale, in stock, no waiting except for me to drive to UPS. Which happens once a week or so.
An Alpine Machine for past Sterling College student & intern Anna Montana, from Red Lodge MT. Anna leaves on a outdoor educator’s semester with@nolseduthis coming week and, well, overnight to red lodge won’t be cheap. Her family owns@sylvanpeakoutdoor store in Red Lodge, founded by her grandmother who used to sew much of the gear in the store herself. How cool was that? Anna’s pack is a trip back to the early 90’s when every expedition pack seemed to have a lid that converted to a fanny pack, my first go at making one. A trend long gone. The purple and navy trims match a number of old Lowe packs from that era and EB made rock shoes with rainbow stitching. Her pack is 70 L, dual frame stays, voile nano straps for her ice tools, full Ultra 800 with dyneema grid stop on the top drawcord and bivy sleeve, purple ballistics on the bottom, lid top and crampon patch. Custom fitted conical hip belt, the lid straps are fully removable when in minimal pack mode. The main bag alone with belt and bivy pad was just 3 lbs
A custom Alpine Machine 70 L for dr rock! This is built in full 8 oz woven UHMWPE. The topo fabric is non woven laminated Dyneema. Has a double layer on the bottom and lower rim, full woven UHMWPE pleated crampon pocket,( lays flat when empty) dual ice tool carriers, side access zipper, full length 3/8” bivy pad that unfolds to 44”x11”. full 7075-t6 aluminum frame stays, two lids, including a flat lid, with a zipper underneath, and a full lid that easily take water bottles, food, mitts and goggles. For those that ask there is a belt, just waiting on Rocks measurement. The front lid straps easily remove for use without a lid. But nor roll top on this one so my guess is the flat lid gets a good amount of use. We used 1” web on the lid and side compression straps for easier handling with gloves or mitts on. G hook buckles on the lid and rope strap for the same reason.
A TDR pack for Bob. This is a model i first built for myself on my 2nd Tour Divide race. I left off my frame bag and used this pack to carry my primaloft jacket, fruit and corn chips. Everything else fit in my seat and handlebar bags. We cut all the backorders for this pack last night, just waiting on more spacer mesh for the others. Bob has a trip in a few days, so his was first out the door. The others ship first of next week. This is the only pack i build where I use spacer mesh, cause it made sense despite pilling up after a week of riding. The shoulder straps and stretch hip wings also have mesh on the inside. The 70’s denim look on the wings is Scholler keprotect. As bob lives in Port Townsend he got the green dragon print Dyneema lining the front pocket, to match the dragons living in the Olympics. The entire main compartment is built with laminated fabric, even behind the Dyneema grid. Pack weighs about 18 oz. Volume around 20 L,
This Alpine Machine 40 is going to Erik in California. It has both climbing and skimo features. It is built out of custom dyed woven Dyneema and polyester fabric, with junior ballistics nylon on the double bottom and lower rim, and the lid. Inside grey panels are A US made packcloth, and the bivy sleeve and lid panels are 200 D Dyneema gridstop. The colors came at Erik’s request for teal and silver on a purple pack, teal to match his@rivbikeatlantis. The pack has a full side access zip, ice tool sleeve, extra long side compression straps for carrying skis in an “ A frame” configuration and a removable tail loop and@voilestrapsset up for diagonal carry. Inside there are sleeves for his probe and shovel handle, two ally frame stays and full bivy pad. As on all my pack the lid us fully removable.
I am offering a series of classes to teach people to make their own gear!
No sewing experience necessary.
All materials included. space limited .