Dyneema Cycling Pouch Wt. Shaved: .7oz

I shaved a tenth of an ounce off the bag.

The goal is to create the lightest cycling ride pouch available but maintain the essential durability characteristics and provide more than just a plain envelope.

In a previous version of this cycling bag the outer shell was constructed from two pieces so we could eliminate a full lining but still have an interior divider.  One side of the Dyneema fabric is shiny and the other is a matte/flat finish so the divider was constructed from a folded piece of fabric so the shiny surfaces were faced together (hidden) and the matte finish was the visible surface.  After deciding I didn’t mind exposing both sides of the fabric, the divider no longer needed to be two pieces or folded and no longer needed to be sewn into the bottom edge of the cycling bag, yet it still provides a compartment rather than just a simple partition.  Removing the necessity of the bottom seam means the shell can be constructed from a single piece of material. Eliminating the seam at the bottom of the bag eliminates about 1/2″ of fabric (seam allowance on both pieces) and also the tape to cover the raw edges of the seam.   Since the seams are taped to hide raw edges and not expressly to guard against moisture, one less seam means less moisture can potentially seep through the bag and is therefore even more water resistant.

A perfect case of “Less is More.”

dyneema ride pouch
7/10 Ounce

Dyneema Single Zipper Cycling Pouch

My new favorite material is extremely light weight and absolutely water proof.  Dyneema is a composite with an outer layer of Mylar.

This single zipper cycling pouch is less than one oz.  That’s pretty light.

The model shown here is unlined with a folded panel, trimmed with orange binding tape, used to create an internal divider so you can keep your phone on one side, money, ID and a credit card on the other side.

The internal seams are taped for a finished appearance but not taped with waterproofing in mind.  Also,  the zipper is not constructed to be completely water proof, however, for all practical purposes this cycling pouch is extremely water resistant and will keep the contents dry.

It’s designed to fit a phone comparable in size to the iPhone6 with a slim case; you know, one that’s not too bulky.  We will also produce a version that fits the “Plus” sized phones.  The zipper opening is 6″ on the model pictured here; YKK with plastic teeth – extremely durable.

This cycling bag is designed to carry your daily ride essentials and keep moisture away from your phone.

Dyneema Cycling Pouch
Dyneema Cycling Pouch

The Evolution: Lucy-x-Chano [100 Years]

The photograph depicts my grandfather racing bikes in San Antonio, Texas in 1917,  100 years ago. He was 19 years old.  My aunt gave me this photograph (it was hidden away in a shoe box) shortly after he passed away.

I was inspired to take the image and create a large paint by numbers canvas to commemorate my grandfather, decorate the shop, and launch an iconic image for the brand.  The photograph didn’t have enough detail to get an adequate posterized version from Photoshop so an illustrator/painter friend, Mark Sasway (Instagram @sasway_illustration),  manually created a “digitized” version from the photograph, which is about 3×2 inches,  in four colors.  We projected it onto a 12×12 foot canvas, a painters drop-cloth (you can see the seam running horizontally through the middle of the canvas), with some very old school projector technology, traced the lines and painted in the areas according to their number.

Completed Canvas: 12’x12′
The Original MexicanSongBird
San Antonio, Texas 1917

First Canvas Run

December 6, 2014, we borrowed a friend’s cargo bike and rode up the L.A. River Trail from the office in Signal Hill (a enclave municipality surrounded by Long Beach)  to Victor Textiles in Downtown Los Angeles, on 8th Street in the Fashion District, to find  a roll of canvas for the first musette bags.  It was a wild adventurous day: beers at Angel City Brewery in the Arts District and tequila shots in the back office at Victor’s.

DTLA River Trail
On our Way Home
Victor Textiles
Our First Fabric Source