HANS BAGWORKS

Bicycle bags and accessories for adventure and exploration. Handmade in Missoula, Montana.

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!

Over the weekend, I cut materials and started work on a small run of all-black tool rollers, but I unfortunately ran out of black thread about halfway through the process of piecing them together. So those guys are on the sidelines until a restock of thread (and some cool, new hardware) arrives. In the meantime, I’ve started work on a canvas prototype for a small trunk bag which is coming together nicely.

Btw, thanks to Jesi and Ian for the nice mentions on Facebook!

I just finished up the big green bag. It came out pretty nicely, though it’s a little rough around the edges. I learned a lot from this project and what my machine is capable of and will be be making some changes the next time around. I’m hoping to post some better quality pics soon.

This bag measures 11” wide, 7” tall, 7” deep. It features 8# duck canvas for the outside and 18 oz vinyl coated polyester for the lining. Complete with a clear map sleeve, velcro and buckle closures, 1 front pocket, 2 rear pockets, 2 side pockets and side D-rings for attaching a carrying strap (or for securing to drops). It has four velcro straps on the bottom intended for mounting onto a platform-style front rack.

The holiday weekend gave me some spare time to work on this big, boxy randonneur-style handlebar bag. Just waiting on an order of trim to arrive and I’ll put the finishing touches on this one. Looking sharp so far with a heavy, forest green duck canvas exterior and yellow vinyl interior.


If anyone is interested in a bag order for the holidays, please drop me an email. 

I recently acquired a handful of out of print and soon to be discarded waterproof and tear-resistant bicycle route maps from Adventure Cycling Association. Inspired by their dedication to recycling, I figured they could be used for something else and given a new purpose, rather than just ending up in the landfill. After some experimenting, I put together a design for a simple, billfold wallet and soon went to work with my sewing machine, initially creating a stack of them for friends and family for the holiday season.

So far I’ve created wallets from map sections of ACA’s TransAmerica Trail, Northern Tier, Southern Tier, Atlantic Coast, Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, Great Parks South, and Western Express bicycle routes.

They are a great, affordable gift for a friend or family member who may have completed one of these classic bicycle routes, or for any bicycle touring enthusiast or lovers of maps. And for every wallet sold, I’ll donate a dollar to Adventure Cycling Association, to support their ongoing work in creating routes for bicycle travel throughout the US. 

They can now be ordered in my new online store here. All orders will be mailed within a few days.

A snowy, rainy weekend gave me some quality time with the new sewing machine and I hammered out two mini handlebar bags. Both turned out great. Going to make a few tweaks, then I’ll be making a few for public consumption.

New sewing machine ordered and on the way. And some new fabrics and designs too.

A custom frame bag I created for my friend Mo’s Salsa El Mariachi Ti 29er. Pics in action (hopefully) coming soon!

A custom frame bag I created for my friend Mo’s Salsa El Mariachi Ti 29er. Pics in action (hopefully) coming soon!

Prototype for a padded, top tube bag. Perfect for snacks, camera, phone, etc.

Prototype for a padded, top tube bag. Perfect for snacks, camera, phone, etc.

Frame bag for the Karate Monkey, made in August. Still going strong.

Frame bag for the Karate Monkey, made in August. Still going strong.