Lightweight Touring Setup, fully loaded. Hand built bags, hand built wheels, and lots of hand built gear inside.
My Personal Touring Setup. 2012 BH RX1 w/ Full DIY UL Touring Kit. Photo Taken on Sir Francis Drake Avenue along the Pacific Coast Route. (2012 - Oregon to SF to Davis, CA tour)
Top view of Shockcord Lacing Prototype (Next Version will use 3/4" Nylon Webbing loops in place of the Paracord that will extend ~1/4" out of seam)
Driveside Bag Access
NDS w/ quick access 1/2 size zippered pocket for cellphone/wallet/small items.
Small Pocket Details. You can see the silhouette of my wallet in the pocket.
I think 4 attachment points would have been sufficient along with 3/4" nylon webbing loops in place of the paracord.
Non-Drive Side "Accessory" Pocket.
Pocket depth is half the height of the bag and half the length. This keeps everything within arms length reach while riding. I previously used full size "map pockets" but didn't like have to bury my arm down to the bottom of the compartment to access smaller items. I use this pocket to quickly access wallet/phone/clif bars, tools, etc.
Parallel Stitching for Maximum Strength
Zipper Garage Details - Elastic Nylon hugs the zipper closely when closed and flattens for a cleaner profile when open. Also, allows some stretching when you open the bag really wide and keeps stress off of seams there. I've become a fan of using materials that can stretch slightly at stress points.
2012 Salsa Fargo Frame Bag
2012 Salsa Fargo Framebag. Pre- Velcro Trimming.
Full Size "Map Pocket" on Non-Drive Side.
Additional internal pockets on drive side separated by velcro to convert to one large pocket.
More Frame Bags
Salsa Chili Con Crosso Frame Bag/Top Tube Bag
Chili Con Crosso Framebag Details. 1/8" CCF Foam Padding in the Bag's Spine.
The Closed Cell Foam not only provides protection to your frame it also provides structure to the bag when empty. Single Layer Spines or partially padded spines tend to be floppy and appear to have a poor fit when unloaded. This leads to people over tightening the velcro straps when empty and then stressing the seams once they load the bags up.
Interior Pocket with Velcro Divider.
Good for organizing smaller items internally. I no longer use this feature on my personal bags. I like less clutter in the main compartment and found I don't need/use these pockets.
Top Tube Bag with Elastic Loop for Pepper Spray
1/8" CCF Foam Padding on the bottom/front of the bag. Stiff Plastic insert on the bottom for structural rigidity and flexible plastic inserts on the sides just to retain shape but flexible enough to unzip and stretch the opening out wide to get a better look inside.
Trek Remedy Bikepacking Kit
Trek Remedy Frame Bag
Huge Top Tube Bag For Trek Remedy. The flat top tube makes for a perfect platform for the top tube bag, requiring only one 2" Velcro strap on the bottom for security and one trimmed 3/4", vertically adjustable, steerer tube strap.
Top Tube Bag - Full Padded with Rigid Bottom and flexible side panels. Adjustable Front Velcro
Handlebar Compression Bag and Front Bag
Front Gear Loops
Endurance Horseback Riding Saddle Bag
Endurance Horseback Riding Saddle Bag. Zipper Garage and Pull Tab Details
Endurance Horseback Riding Saddle Bag. Horn of Saddle Goes through center cutout
HangEndurance Horseback Riding Saddle Bag. Hanging View
Top Tube Bag for Touring Bike
Commuter Frame Bag with another Top Tube Bag w/ pepper spray holster.
Sew-on Patch for some fun
Custom Hammock/Tarp/Underquilt Setup. Everything DIY including stand.
Lightweight, Single Layer, Backpacking Hammock.
11'x5' 1.1oz RipStop Nylon Hammock with Zippered NoSeeUm Bugnet and Shockcord Tieouts. Total weight <1lbs.
11'x5' 1.1oz RipStop Nylon Hammock with Zippered Bugnet and Shockcord Tieouts. Total weight <1lbs.
Hammock/Tarp Setup Storage Bag. Doubles as Pillow.
The Blue one is 1.7oz Ripstop Nylon the white one is Tyvek
Small bag to hold a spare tube, patch kit, small tool, lighter, alcohol pads/bandaids, zipties and some tissue. Pump is strapped to the exterior. 2 Internal Pockets
Bag Modification. Added an adjustable 3/4" Sternum Strap with whistle buckle to improve functionality of bag.
Another Bag Modification. The Blue is a sewn in Hydration Bladder Sleeve which also holds a flexible plastic sheet with padding for support.
Fleece Lined Collar with Embroidery
Corduroy Collar with Plaid Liner
Some Stuff Animals for Friend's Newborns.
4.5'x3.5' Dog Bed. Inner Bag is Waterproof/Abrasion Resistant Vinyl Layer