This Just In: WaterField Designs Rapide saddlebag

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American-made manufacturer WaterField Designs teamed up with RuthWorks SF designer Ely Rodriguez to create the compact Rapide saddlebag.

Combining the classic elements of full-grain leather and waxed canvas, the Rapide is for cyclists who value the aesthetic of their bike. The $59 saddlebag attaches securely to a bike seat with a leather toe-clip strap  and includes an innovative, removable Mini Tool Roll.

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“Ely makes some of the most elegant cycling luggage I’ve seen, and he is dedicated to his craft,” explained Gary Waterfield, company owner. “As an avid cyclist myself, I thought we could make great products together. The Rapide’s leather exterior has an old-world feel and exudes the artisanal craftsmanship Rodriguez is known for. Inside, a clever Mini Tool Roll acts as a sort of internal cartridge to keep tools organized. You just lay the insert down on the road and get to work.”

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The Rapide saddlebag is constructed of the finest quality full-grain, naturally-tanned leather. A metal screw-stud closes the pouch, which attaches securely to a bike seat with a leather toe clip strap. Cyclists never have to remove the Rapide from the bike seat; inside a removable waxed-canvas Mini Tool Roll fits everything needed for flats and minor mechanical issues. The hand-crafted, American-made Rapide saddlebag keeps style-conscious pros, commuters and leisure cyclists prepared for mechanical breakdowns with their tools at the ready.

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Colors: Saddlebag: “grizzly” brown or black full-grain leather. Mini Tool Roll: brown, navy or burgundy waxed canvas.

One size: Dimensions—Saddlebag: 5.2 x 2.5-3.5 x 2 inches. Mini Tool Roll—8.2 x 5.2 inches.
Available for pre-order now. Shipping begins May 22, 2015.

 

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