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Revelate Designs
July 31, 2010

New handlebar bag lineup

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Been working on an overhaul to the handle bar systems for a while now. Starting fresh with a modular approach, you can mix and match as needed to fit storage needs and budget.

Here’s what’s coming:

The Harness: The original “bag that’s not a bag” is getting a face lift, we worked with a foam manufacture to develop a high density foam laminate that the new mounts will be made out of. The end result is a stiffer overall connection from the main dry bag to the handlebars. These will be available in late August, yes I wish it were sooner but that’s the way it goes. The Sling Basically a strap setup and abrasion protector for the dry bag. A dialed setup to what’s already been done for years. It’s the singletrack ripping, light weight bikepacking rig. Tested on the rootiest trails I could find and all I have to say is that it’s basically invisible handling wise due to the direct connection around the handlebars.

Atacama Drybags– yes! this one is a long time coming. The first dry bag made solely for the purpose of bikepacking. It’s the size we want, waterproof and light. not much else you can ask for. Like it’s name sake, it’s both very dry and long.

Pockets -The large pocket that used to come with the Harness is staying the same, but now we have a smaller one designed around the diameter of the new drybag. It provides the same super simple clip on/off feature as the original one, but in more of a minimalist compact size. You can also clip these around a home rigged setup if you want to.

There you have it! Mix and match for the setup you need. Dry bags and both pockets are in stock.

Revelate Designs
July 27, 2010

Custom bag binge

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Been working through quite a few frame bags lately, here are some of the highlights: This one is a bit over the top, and although simple in appearance it has most of the features in my book of tricks:

Another big bag with a tapered width front section:

Bag for a Kent Eriksen 29er:

Bag for a Lenz soon to be on the Colorado Trail:

Revelate Designs
July 17, 2010

The Revelate Recycling Initiative

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Efforts to green the company are well underway. The most recent project to reduce waste and keep trash out of the landfill is called “The Spool Program.” It all starts here – 16 oz. of nylon thread all goes into bags. What’s left is that wasteful non-recyclable spool…

A quick toss in the yard and the program takes immediate effect. Spool!

If your significant four-legged other would like to take part in the program please let me know and I’ll send one out with your order. One more step toward reduce and reuse!