Bags, Baskets, Boxes
While Portlandia is busy putting a bird on it, we're putting a bag on it. Don't hang plastic bags off your handlebars! OSHA considers that unsafe, and we agree.
Whether it's on your back, your saddle, or one of the solid racks we stock, a good bag is a lifelong friend. There is something at the store that will hold everything but your hand on your daily commute or your summer vacation tour.
We're Chicago's only dealer for Arkel bags from Canada! Their broad offerings suit everyone, from the dedicated long-distance cycletouriste to the occasional commuter.
Arkel offers everything from traditional pocketed, compressionable panniers, to techy waterproof styles, to urban shopper styles. We stock many of their bags, such as these:
Orca, Dolphin, GT-18, T-42
Shopper, Commuter, Briefcase, Bug, Signature V, Signature H, Metropolitan
Signature BB, Seatpacker, Haul-it, Dry-Lites, and more.
Lifetime warranty? Yes. Check 'em out.
Green Guru Gear
We stock Green Guru Gear bags from Colorado. They're urbane, durable, eco-friendly, weather-thwarting, thoughtfully designed, affordable, comfortable, and durable.
We are also a drop-off location for used inner tubes that we will send back to Green Guru to be made into more bags. That's the cycle!
Ooh, stylie stylie! Straight from Po Campo's website: Po Campo is an internationally distributed line of vegan, weatherproof bags with reflective accents and plenty of pockets for storing your devices. Versatility, function, and style are the heart of our "No Compromise" approach. You don't, and shouldn't, have to choose between a mobile, sustainable lifestyle and a bag that you love.
Please read their "about" page, as it highlights their efforts to practice a broad sustainability commitment. Totally after our ethical hearts!
Real wood, not wicker. Peterboro baskets are an American original, and we always have them in stock.
About their Large Bicycle Basket:
This popular basket has been hand-woven with our traditional size weave and is available in six colors. With two adjustable leather straps on the back, it can be used for so much more than just a bicycle. It can also be attached to a wheelchair, walker or on the arm of a chair or a railing for easy access. This basket includes our Peterboro brass medallion and lifetime warranty. Measures: 14"L X 10"W X 9½"H
We are the only manufacturer of this “one-of-a-kind” basket design. Handcrafted in the USA from 100% USA made materials.
Far and away, these are the nicest "system" rack/accessory combos. Racktime offers a wide array of bags, baskets, and boxes that clip on and off their racks in a flash. The retention system is secure and durable, and the baskets even come with little feet that keep the cargo stable when you set it down on the floor or a table.
We stock Ortlieb bags from Deutschland. In many ways they're the industry standard dry bag. Tons of sizes, options, colors, and reasons to plan your next tour.
With three mounting systems and several related brands under one roof (Racktime, Busch + Mueller, Tubus racks, UltraLite mirrors, Source hydration, and WOMO accessory mounts) the Ortlieb family is a touring nerd's dream.
We always have a variety of wire baskets from Wald, Sunlite, Topeak, and more.
Styles include traditional front handlebar/axle mount, top 'o rear rack mount, and integrated "system" rack/basket combos.