I don’t know about you, but cycling to work and around town is not only a great way to stay active, but it’s fun too… but only when you’re rightfully prepared for whatever you may come up against.
At this time of the year, Mother Nature likes to throw some curve balls once in a while. You can leave your house under beckoning blue skies and a mile down the road, you’re being pelted by hail and sideways rain. It’s not only tricky to get your layering right, but it’s difficult to ensure your stuff remains safe, secure and protected too.
Fortunately for us, there are a number of brands ploughing money, time and resources into overcoming our daily commuting struggles. One such brand is Freitag.
In the mid-1990’s, Swiss graphic design brothers, Markus and Daniel Freitag set out to create a robust and weatherproof bag to carry their valuable work in. Inspired by the hustle and bustle of Zurich’s transit intersection, the brothers sourced discarded seatbelts, bicycle inner tubes and lorry tarpaulins to create a totally unique messenger bag.
Since then, Freitag has over 70 different bag models with over 5000 unique products, all designed from recycled tarps, belts and tubes. With that in mind, we’ve been reviewing the Skipper and the Jamie to see how they withstand our commutes. If they’re good enough for lorries, they should be good enough for cyclists, right?