I’ve decided to set up a proper domain for Hans Bagworks and am more accustomed to using Wordpress. Sorry Tumblrs! Our new home will be at http://hansbagworks.com/. Paul & Jesi Hans Bagworks
New Mini Bag, Changes
This past weekend I finished up a new design for a small handlebar bag. It’s very simple and functional. Just enough room for your wallet, phone and a light jacket. It attaches with velcro and can be taken in off in seconds. I’ve made a larger version as well. I’m digging these even more than the zippered rectangular bag offered in the past. Expect to see this in a variety of...
New Bike, New Rides
I did it. I pulled the trigger on a new bike. A Salsa Vaya. Just in time for the winter thaw, it arrived a few days ago and I’ve excitedly been riding it as much as I can. I went out for a nice ride after work yesterday, taking a familiar paved route out of town and turning off to check out the surface on a favorite packed dirt road which received a good amount of snow and ice this winter....
Handlebar Bag & Pocket
Today I finished up a handlebar dry bag which I’ve been working on for the past week or so. It’s constructed of Dimension Polyant VX21 XPAC fabric and is reinforced with 500D Cordura patches in a few key spots for abrasion resistance. It secures to the handlebars and head tube with a system of webbing, buckles and velco and features dry-bag style openings on either end of the bag...
I finished this cool roll-top backpack a few weeks ago for my lady. It’s constructed of 1000 denier Cordura on the outside and lined with a 14 oz vinyl coated polyester on the inside. It was my first time working with closed cell foam, so there’s 1/2” thick foam in the shoulder straps and in a back panel. The loops on the bottom rear of the pack were a special request to hold...
Great Divide Wallets Now Available
I now have a pile of Great Divide Mountain Bike Route map wallets available for order. As with the other bicycle map wallets I’ve made, a portion of each sale will go to support Adventure Cycling Association. Thanks for your support!
Little Black Bag
Yesterday I finished up a custom order for a black mini handlebar / seat post bag. At the orderer’s request I made it slightly wider than the ones I had previously made and added two interior velcro straps to hold a small frame pump in place. This bag came out great and in my opinion, is the best I’ve made yet. Dimensions on this bag are 9” x 4” x 4”. Black duck...
Rack Bag for a Pugsley
Earlier this week, I finished and shipped out this nice custom, mini rack bag for a front rack on a Surly Pugsley. It came out nicely with black XPAC fabric on the exterior, red ripstop nylon lining the inside, waterproof zipper, a loop for a blinker, some d-rings and stretch cord on top. Hopefully it does the job! .
Map Wallets Back in Stock & iPod Cases, Too
I now have all of the map wallets back in stock, including wallets utilizing maps sections from the following bicycle routes: Atlantic Coast, Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, Great Parks South, Lewis & Clark, Northern Tier, Southern Tier, Transamerica Trail and Western Express. These can be ordered here. I’ve also created a new product: a fancy iPod / iPhone case using the maps, which...
Many thanks to everyone that has checked out my site or ordered a wallet. The response has been really wonderful and a bit overwhelming. Two small updates: 1. I am leaving town Dec 16-27 for the holidays. I am bringing a small supply of wallets to mail from the road and will try my best to fill orders while traveling, but I can’t guarantee they’ll arrive for holiday gift giving. 2. I...
Made-to-order mini bags
I am now taking orders for the mini handlebar / seat bags I posted about a few weeks ago. They will be available in three color variations: black with black trim, tan with brown trim, and forest green with brown trim. See details on ordering one here. Please note that these will be made individually for each order, so please allow a few weeks for assembly and delivery. Thanks for your support!
New sewing machine ordered and on the way. And some new fabrics and designs too.
Welcome to the online home of Hans Bagworks, a one man sewing operation based in Missoula, Montana. More news soon on my handmade bags and other goods. Thanks for visiting!