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

 

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BARbag : Updates

1. 28th March - EARLY-BIRD tiers sold out in the first 24 hours!

2. 29th March - LATER-BIRD miniBARbag tier now sold out as well

3. 31st March We have just placed an order for our waterproof zippers and recycled, waterproof poly-lining (three colours) from our supplier, who specialises in lightweight tent / bag fabrics. In order to ensure that we actually receive the materials in these uncertain times of Covid-19 lockdown, we have upgraded the shipping to courier - due to arrive early next week. We will be doing what we can to minimise the knock-on effect of the lockdown as we don't want to let our customers down!

4. 3rd April - Only one week left to get your pre-orders in...

We received lots of responses to our questions about requested features!

Top of the list was "external pockets for food, etc."; with an "external cargo-net for extra kit" and padded phone-pouch coming in next in the voting. If you have any requests or special features, then please message us and we'll do our best to accommodate them!

5. 5th April - We are currently working on finish options for the bags; with Continental Pro-Ltd, Vittoria G+, Schwalbe ONE HT, Vittoria Pavé, Vittoria CX Pro, Schwalbe Racing Ralph on the cards along with a few FMB & Challenge options too! What is possible, all depends on the dimensions, flexibility and available supply of these materials; as there is no access to more tyres/tubulars during the Covid-19 lockdown. :(

6. 7th April - All miniBARbags pre-orders are now sold out!

FedEx also just let us know that our materials-order is arriving shortly...

(Of course they contacted us - so they could tell us to pay import duty!)

7. 9th April - Only BARBags in SLEEPY-BIRD tier left...

The first order of additional materials arrived yesterday and they are amazing!!

The HHH waterproof zips are even better than we'd hoped and will take things up a notch for sure. The eco-silpoly liners (made from reclaimed materials & industry off-cuts) are exactly what we were looking for - lightweight, waterproof and a splash of colour. Finally, the finer YKK zips (#3) with reverse-fit zippers look great for the internal pouches - look out on IG/FB for prototypes over the coming days

8. 10th April - PRE-ORDERS are now closed. A HUGE thank you to everyone who has shown their support for this campaign, meaning that we have pe-sold 34 BARbags. You'll be hearing from us in the coming days as we ask you for your finish choice(s) and what extras you would like too...

9. 11th April - POCKETS!?! You asked and we have delivered. We will now include a small internal pocket in one end of both sizes of BARbag - the perfect place to stash your keys and avoid them rattling! In addition, BARbag (2.5) will now feature an external pocket at one end - a great place to keep a few gels or a muesli-bar for later in your ride (Sorry, but this feature is not available on the mini' as the resulting pocket-size would not be functional)

10. 18th April - We have now received most of the survey responses, though a few of you are lagging behind the bunch - you know who you are! ;)

As we'll be working with the new zips and silpoly linings on your bags, we've spent a little extra time refining some of the details to ensure maximum waterproofing possible, as well as robust construction with these materials. Each finish also brings its own challenges, as the various tubulars are made in quite different ways, requiring small adjustments to the prototyped design. This first phase is likely to be the trickiest and things will speed up after that!

11. ?? April  - We think that the first run of BARbags, zip-pods and pouches are looking really GREAT, though you can see for yourselves in the images on our instagram stories...

12. 29th April - All* of the EARLY-BIRD orders have now been manufactured and shipped off to their new homes!

13. 18th May - All* of the LATER-BIRD bags + extras shipped!

14. 21st May - The cargo-net materials have finally arrived at our studios. Now that we have the materials to hand, we can finalise the detailing and start making these up! (If your bag has been shipped, but your are wanting a cargo-net, then we will contact you for the additional payment shortly...)

15. 1st June - cargo-nets have started shipping with SLEEPY-BIRD orders that pre-booked them; other tiers will be contacted to pay for their cargo-nets before we ship them out to them as well...

16. 7th June - With the exception of ONE customer that we are waiting on a decision from (and the Australian orders, of course) ALL SLEEPY-BIRD BARbags have now been shipped!

* Please note that Australia is still not accepting post from Correos; and as courier prices have gone through the roof, ALL of our Australian orders have been put to one side until shipping is resumed. We still check regularly with the Post Office each week, but nothing has changed! We'll be contact all Australian buyers shortly with a crazy plan to get your bags to you!!

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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 €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    (€15 OFF)

miniBARbag // SLEEPY-BIRD

You get 1 x miniBARbag (1.5 litre)

 

estimated shipping: from 4th May 2020

0 / 10 available (RRP €80)

SOLD OUT

You pay €70.00   (€20 OFF)

BARbag // LATER-BIRD

You get 1 x BARbag (2.5 litre)

estimated shipping: 27th April 2020

0 / 6 available (RRP €90)

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

0 / 10 available (RRP €90)

SOLD OUT

 

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!

 
 
 

 

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! ;)

Cycling a Grand Fondo / Sportive and looking to carry more clothing than your BARbag can fit? Then make sure to get a cargo-net to go with your bag - this attaches when needed to the outside of your BARbag, allowing you to store a jacket or other larger clothing item that won't fit 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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