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BARbag : Our latest MICROproduct
reinventing the handlebar-bag in sustainable materials

 

14 / 40

BARbags claimed

12

backers

13

days to go

note: Data / stock-numbers are not live (updated daily)

note: These images are indicative - miniBARbag (1.5) prototype shown in photos - product may vary due to final design details + available materials

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BARbag : What is it?

LIMITED PRODUCT NUMBERS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE EARLY BIRD PRICES - FIRST IN BEST DRESSED + earliest shipped too!

BARbag is a compact handlebar-bag; hand-made from 95% UPcycled materials, and is the latest upcycled product from BUCK!T - established in 2012 until now, known for our belts, wallets, watchstraps and sustainable accessories

 

BARbag is hand-made using upcycled tubular / tubeless tyres (and other bicycle parts) combined with quality new materials (zip + velcro + ripstop) and attaches easily to all shapes of handlebar (road, gravel and MTB), providing you with extra storage and freeing up your pockets!

SIZES

The BARbag will initially launch in two sizes of (approx) 1.5 or 2.5 litres

Final sizing will vary slightly due to tyre-stock and final detailing of the bags.

At the close of the pre-order, we will email you for your choice of finish, and these sizes will be confirmed back to you.

MANUFACTURE

BUCK!T is essentially a one-man-machine! Apart from the labels, all parts are prepared, combined and finished by Craig himself; including the packaging. This means that we can only produce a certain number of items per day, especially as these bags require a lot of work to complete!

SHIPPING

Unlike with our other product sales; these pre-orders will be batch processed according to the backing-tier that you've selected (listed on the right)

So getting in early not only gets you the best price but also the fastest delivery!

 

ie. EARLY BIRD orders are processed in the first week, LATER BIRD in the week after, etc. (You'll receive an email notification when we start manufacture of your tier and again when we ship your order)

 

 

BARbag : Product Features

tubular- / tubeless-tyre main body construction providing integrated structure and superior strength (various finishes available see FAQs *)

upholstery quality, poly-cotton stitching with all ends knotted + sewn off

(we don't use any reverse-stitching that can unravel in time!)

heavy-duty, butyl inner-tube end-panels / pockets

matte-finish, waterproof zipper (with zip-garage for the open-end + easy-grab rubber puller in matching finish)

two secure straps with double-back, velcro-fastening to ensure a firm + secure fitting to your handlebar; whether you have exposed cables or not! The metal loops on these straps are made from upcycled spokes, reclaimed from local bike shops

sewn on rubber BUCK!T label for an easy-wipe finish and a sophisticated look (our wallets use a fabric label) - show your support for UPcycling!

 

You pay €65.00    (€15 OFF)

miniBARbag // SLEEPY-BIRD

You get 1 x miniBARbag (1.5 litre)

 

estimated shipping: from 4th May 2020

10 / 10 available (RRP €80)

You pay €70.00   (€20 OFF)

BARbag // LATER-BIRD

 

You get 1 x BARbag (2.5 litre)

estimated shipping: 27th April 2020

6 / 6 available (RRP €90)

You pay €60.00   (€20 OFF)

miniBARbag // LATER-BIRD

You get 1 x miniBARbag (1.5 litre)

 

estimated shipping: 27th April 2020

0 / 6 available (RRP €80)

SOLD OUT

You pay €65.00   (€25 OFF)

BARbag // EARLY-BIRD

 

You get 1 x BARbag (2.5 litre)

estimated shipping: 20th April 2020

0 / 4 available (RRP €90)

SOLD OUT

You pay €55.00   (€25 OFF)

miniBARbag // EARLY-BIRD

 

You get 1 x miniBARbag (1.5 litre)

 

estimated shipping: 20th April 2020

0 / 4 available (RRP €80)

SOLD OUT

You pay €75.00   (€15 OFF)

BARbag // SLEEPY-BIRD

 

You get 1 x BARbag (2.5 litre)

estimated shipping: from 4th May 2020

10 / 10 available (RRP €90)

 
 

 

BARbag : Risks + Challenges

SO FAR...  this brand new design has been prototyped, tweaked + improved by us, based on extensive field testing on both tarmac and gravel routes around our home in Girona, Catalunya

NEXT...  we will further refine the product + the details of it's construction; order materials in bulk (waterproof zipper, velcro, rip-stop) and finalise the designs before we start manufacture

FINALLY...  we will go into production!

RISKS...  in the production/manufacture process are extremely low, as we are an established company with a proven track-record over the past eight years in both the design + delivery of UPcycled products. 

 

SHIPPING...  dates are based on the estimated time to refine details of the products (both bags + extras/add-ons), overcome hurdles found with different materials (three bag-materials were tested in prototyping). Things that could potentially delay these delivery dates are the source/supply of some of our materials (zip, velcro, ripstop); actual manufacturing times (some days are better than others when you're only human!); closures/delays in the postal system (COVID19) and other unforeseen events. What we can tell you, is that it's always worth the wait, regardless!

                                   (Read our numerous reviews + compliments here...)

BARbag : Frequently Asked Questions

When / how can I choose the finish of my BARbag?

Once this PRE-ORDER closes (14 days) you will be sent an email survey to choose your finish and optional extras or add-ons at early-bird prices.

Available finishes will definitely include roadCX / gravel treads (tubular or tubeless) Further rare / unusual options will be released as more people back this project - watch this this page and/or our social media for updates...

What can I fit into my BARbag?

Like all of our products, BARbag is designed to be compact, while still fiiting a lot inside - made easier by it's wide mouth!

 

miniBARbag ~17cm long x ~10cm diameter (~1.5 litres) 

Big enough to fit a lightweight gilet, buff, arm- & leg-warmers + some light full-finger gloves!

BARbag ~20cm long x ~12cm diameter (~2.5 litres)

Big enough to fit a rain-cape, gilet, buff, arm- & knee-warmers, gloves and still have space left for extra food!

note: careful packing of well-folded / rolled clothing items will result in a larger capacity. Quickly stuffing in garments may mean you fit less in your bag! ;)

Can I access my BARbag while I'm moving?

This somewhat depends on how much you're carrying at the time (!); but BARbag is designed for you to access the wide-mouth, zippered opening comfortably while sitting on your bike. Please do take care doing this on the move and ensure you have good control of your bicycle at all times!

Is BARbag waterproof?

The main body of BARbag is made from rubberised tyres + heavy duty butyl inner-tube, making it 99% waterproof; though as this is a product made with upcycled materials, it cannot be fully guaranteed in torrential rain! 

A high-quality, waterproof zip* forms the closure, further limiting water ingress. Some of the finish options are more permeable than others (Yes, some tubular tyre sidewalls are actually not waterproof!) and will therefore be lined with a waterproof rip-stop product* to ensure the same level of waterproofness throughout our range of BARbags, regardless of finish.

* fabric + zip sourced from an established tent fabrics + materials supplier

Will there be extra options or features available for my BARbag?

This depends on how many people back this pre-order!

The more backers, the better the options we can offer you and other customers. We plan to offer a number of extras and/or upgrades that you can additionally choose when you receive your email-survey at the end of the pre-order period.These include (in no particular order) a pocket-insert (for phones or other items); an external cargo-net (for stashing even more clothing); a shaped, zipped pack that tucks neatly into one end of your bag (perfect for a first-aid kit!); internal and/or external pockets for tucking food / small items into; etc.

 

If you have specific requests or ideas of what you might want to add to your BARbag, please do let us know . . . the more ideas the better, though we obviously can't make all of them happen!

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