The Basket Case embraces the insanity of a bike bag that doesn’t look like a bike bag. A bag that you plop in a basket, ride somewhere, and then carry comfortably on your body. A bag without metal hooks, dangly straps, or 27 attachment points. Insanity.
Whenever people ask me for touring or commuting solutions, I immediately recommend they get a basket and a bag to go inside it. The Basket Case combines the accessibility of a rando bag with the versatility of a backpack or tote. This seamless bike commuter companion is just as handsome and practical off the bike. It handles a load of groceries with grace, looks just as fine filled with layers, lunch & laptop, or pile in touring essentials for a multi-day voyage.*
- Fits Wald 137 basket
- Super durable & waterproof heavyweight waxed canvas holds its shape and ages like a fine wine
- Double-slide zipper for easy access
- Zip cover for water resistance
- Two outer flap pockets with brass snaps
- 2 inside pockets, plus pen pockets
- 15 liters of total carrying capacity!
- Adjustable & detachable cross-body strap
- Snap tabs loop over basket wires, locking the bag into the basket
- Exterior: 18oz Martexin Original Waxed canvas
- Front pocket design: 12 oz beeswaxed canvas & felted Merino wool
- Hardware: solid brass (snaps, d-rings, rivets & clasps)
- Trim: nylon
- Webbing: cotton/poly blend
Dimensions: 13 x 8.5 inch base, 12 inches tall
If you live in Portland and don't want your item shipped, please select "Local Pickup" as your shipping option and I will email you to schedule a pickup. And you can always email me with questions.
NOTES ON RACKS & BASKETS:
The basket pictured is the 1372 Front Basket made by Wald; these baskets are USA made, durable, affordable. You can see a full description and buy Wald baskets here. Wald Baskets come with their own mounting hardware, which works okay on some bikes, looks kinda clunky. I recommend visiting your favorite local, independent bike shop to see what front rack they recommend for your bike & basket setup. I cut the mounting hardware off my basket and zip-tie it onto the rack.
*The snap tabs are ok, they're the most subtle, minimal and practical solution I've found so far for connecting the Basket Case to the basket. I trust my customers innovative spirits will add a strap, bungee, whatever they feel necessary for the type of riding they do. I highly recommend adding a bungee net to your basket, especially if you're going on tour or riding off pavement. This adds security to your load and allows you to fill the basket even beyond the capacity of your basket bag. You can find bungee nets at bike shops, hardware stores and sporting goods stores. Also the snap straps are daisy-chained, so you can add carabiners through the loops if you'd like an alternative basket fastener. Here's a source for nice brass carabiners that would look pretty on the Basket Case.
And of course, if you have questions about how this bag will work for your bike setup, please email me and we can talk custom sizes.