Based in NYC, SSCY is a new company breaking into the urban cycling market. Their most recent pack titled “The Tack” just started shipping. It’s a hybrid between a backpack and tote bag. The straps unbuckle and slide up for an easy conversion. Constructed from a heavyweight water-repellant cotton, metal hardware and buckles are used and the straps get some leather flair. Lining the pack are six 9-inch pockets that’ll each hold a u-lock. The top can be sealed off with a zippers and the design allows the pack to hold oversized items. Dimensions are 21 x 6 x 16 inches, respectable for a day pack. Handmade in Brooklyn, “the Tack” retails at $180 in black.
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The Halo Bike Belt
Halo Belts made quite a stir in the fashion community. Granted, they do add a bit of flash to the commute, they seem also to be a functional piece of gear. It couldn’t hurt nighttime visibility to have a large strip of LEDs plastered across your waist.
A polyurethane fiber optic system is powered by two watch batteries and glows in red, blue, green, or yellow. Run time is quoted at roughly 20 hours with three settings: solid, strobe, and flash. An adjustable strap fits up to size 38 waist in men, down to 0 waist in women. Pricing is $85.
In the new year, word has it Halo and Rickshaw Bagworks are combining efforts to release a line of messengers with integral Halo lights.
If $85 bucks is out of your budget, and you’re still feeling that neon vibe, Bike Brightz can fix ya up. It’s an LED system priced $14.99 that can be zip tied anywhere on the bike. Just jam a couple AAA batteries in there and you’re all set in either blue, green, red, pink or yellow.
It gets three flashing modes, a steady mode, and weighs in at 56g.