16 December, 2008

Minnehaha



Minnehaha bags are now in stock. They are made of 18oz cotton canvas with nicely thought out details. I want to complement the folks at Minnehaha for having the good taste to make black bags with tan leather so they will match the new Velo Orange bags (Actually our leather is darker, but close enough.) This should please the style conscious bag-matchers among us.

The medium saddle bag, which is pretty darn big, makes a nice alternative to handlebar bag. It's big enough for a fair load of extra clothes and food for a long day trip. I like that the interior is white for better visibility.

The Utility Panniers are my favorite of the Minnehaha bags for two reasons. The tall narrow shape solves heel clearance issues for many big-footed men who ride bikes with short chain stays. The other reason I like them is because they don't look like the VO pannier I've been planning ( VO's are more traditional).

The Minnehaha Grocery Pannier is a nice folding design that will be perfect for many city bikes. Anyone who goes grocery shopping on a bike should have one or two of these.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

i saw these bags and the canvas is softer than on the ostrich or vo bags. they look well made. how waterproof are they?

patates frites said...

Their website says the cotton canvas has some kind of waterproofing, but is not waxed canvas. They recommend Nikwax (spray) if you want to treat it yourself.

http://www.minnehahabags.com/how-to-care-for-your-bag/

coq au vin said...

Looks great. Simple, elegant, and looks durable.
But are the latches hard to access since they're under the bag?

patrick said...

You want to compliment the folks at Minnehaha for making bags that complement the VO bags.

Anonymous said...

noir, eh? le minnehaha, c'est ne pas noir. dommage...

Anonymous said...

Please forgive my ignorance, but why wouldn't the grocery pannier work with a front rack? Would it work with a porteur rack with provisions for panniers?

Thanks.