Designed for those who prefer the double strap support of backpacks, but
still want the durability and weatherproof attributes of messenger bags.
With the backbone you get all the trademark features of our messenger
bags: Weatherproof PVC liner, 1000D Dupont Cordura shell, beefy
shoulder straps, and plenty of storage space.
The ideal pack for heavy-duty messenger work. Includes secret stash
pocket and dual strap
Radio attachment points.
Similar Products Used: timbuk 2, ortlieb, basic back packs, tried everything at one time or another.
Bike Setup: salsa la raza (eno converted), heckler,95 bontrager race lite, slim chance, and a 1 speed cross check for winter.
a Cross Country Rider
from Seattle WA
Date Reviewed: July 22, 2004
Strengths: Bombproof construction, completely waterproof, stable, amply padded back, MASSIVE capacity, understated look, 2 shoulder straps (i.e. my back is straighter!)
Weaknesses: This model doesn't have the sexy Ferrari seatbelt buckle like the other bags, but that sucker's kinda heavy anyhow. Unfortunately, these bags have been elevated to hipster status--first Carharts, then this. When you see overweight university students carrying them with a nalgene bottle clipped to the outside, a part of you sort of dies.
This bag is incredible--I live out of it. From my hilly-@ss commute with a heavy laptop, to grocery runs, to airline carry-on, this guy has served me well. It carries great, doesn't require overly careful loading (as the one-shoulder bags do), keeps everything dry, and has a one-hitter pocket on the seam. Buy one and beat it. It's not the cheapest rig going, but it will outlast 2 or 3 timbuk 2s (even with the ballistic nylon) and give you hassle-free service.
Just a quick conditions report from last Saturday 7/13/13 at Devil's Backbone/Pot Peak in Chelan: good.
Alright, maybe a little more detail: ;)
Got shuttled up Shady Pass Rd. (5900) from 25-Mile Creek campground. The road was in decent shape -- no snow, with a couple of chundery loose spots in ... Read More »
i washed out the front end at over 30mph and had a pretty decent crash.
the glasses are a pair of black maui jims
wil rogers backbone, heading towards the field at bottom. EXACT spot is, its the sweeping left turn, the last big high speed turn before ... Read More »
I spent another beautiful day in California riding with some friends along the Backbone trail in the Santa Monica mountains. Officially Zuma/Trancas Canyons, this area was a very pretty place. It was probably a little more than I bargained for an a fully rigid singlespeed, but still a lot of fun. I ... Read More »
From my adventures last weekend..
[url=http://youtu.be/0tbgQu5URu8]A chunky ride on the Devil's Backbone. - YouTube[/url] Go to YouTube for the full 1080p version.
Oh, yes, I know... I need to angle my GoPro up ... Read More »