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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bike bag

The Seil Bag is a genius backpack for bikers. A wireless controller on your handlebars lets you clearly signal to cars when you're turning right, left or stopping, without taking your hands off the handlebars. I'd love to use this while riding around New York. It's just a prototype right now, but here's hoping this rad backpack is made and sold sometime soon.

(Via Go to Public School)

48 comments:

AVY said...

I love walking in New York, I don't have the courage to get on a bike here.

/ Avy
http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com



Erin said...

I wish most cities took a page from Montreal when it comes to bicyclists. There are separate concrete curbs designating bike lanes on the streets, so bikers are safe from inconsiderate cars and buses.

Fancy Pants said...

Oh man!! It would be awesome if that was available in time for my brothers "Brunswick to Baja" bike trip!!

Christy said...

Wow! That is awesome!

ElsaD said...

Genious! Jo, what what NY areas do u usually bike around? XOXO

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Michelle P said...

wow love this!

Melanie Molloy said...

what a genius idea! These would be great nipping around London town too! x

Robyn said...

i think that for cyclists this is a great idea...i hit a cyclist once (eek-i did, in Edinburgh, not even busy hectic NYC...but he was ok...!)-but these backpacks would seriously help, lots.

Sage Island said...

So smart!!!
Now all I need is place I can ride a bike :)

JenLynn said...

I would definately buy this pack. In the moment I always forget which sign is which and I'm scared someone won't be paying close enough attention.

Diana Mieczan said...

I would totally buy a backpack like that. Such a brilliant idea:) Have a wonderful Monday. xo

crowbloke said...

why has it taken so long for someone to make these ? brilliant idea.

Jes said...

if i were a biker, i would definitely buy the back pack to avoid drivers like myself!
-jes

Char said...

Wow. That would be such a great bag to have!
Char xo
www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

Fashion-isha said...

That looks like a great idea!
xo
Sharon

Patty [PRETTYGROUNDED] said...

SO SMART! I live in Boulder Coloroado - a super bike town - and even though drivers are generally pretty thoughtful, this is exactly what Im missing. Genius!!!

Thanks for sharing Jo

Patty
www.prettygrounded.com

Dora said...

That is so clever. I haven't biked in a whopping 10 years!!!! Mostly because I have been too scared to bike around and unable to turn with one hand on the handles. When I lived in Paris I used to dream about biking on a Velib around the city but was always too scared because of the crazy traffic. This backpack would solve all my worries.

KristiMcMurry said...

That's an amazing idea! I am throwing around the idea of getting a bike with my tax return money...this kind of thing would make me feel so much better about riding around this non-bike-friendly town.

Smith And Ratliff said...

I need this badly!

Ash said...

Brilliant! This would go far in Portland.

Monica | Hola!design said...

fantastic! great concept.

Nick Goddard said...
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Nick Goddard said...

If anyone is interested in learning to ride in NYC, Bike New York (the people who put on the 5 Borough Bike Tour) has free classes throughout the year.

Whether you want to learn to ride a bicycle, learn how to be comfortable commuting, or learn how to work on your bike, Bike New York offers a class. I'm an instructor for the Learn to Ride classes and it's a great organization.

Check out the "Learn" heading at Bike New York

Anonymous said...

his is brilliant!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to have one of these when shopping at Costco.

H* said...

wow! what a great idea! Kisses from Spain!

Gray Skies said...

Love this! I think it would solve the problem of the weird arm turn signals that bikers use - I think a straight left arm is left, and a bent left arm is right? Regardless, every time someone signals like that, I think they're turning left, so something like this backpack would lessen the confusion!

Amy Dowell said...

That is seriously genius. I will have to share that with my husband, as I tend to run into things when I'm on a bike.

Hilary said...

GAH so brilliant!! My dear friend was recently hit by a car while biking (she's fine!) because a driver didn't see her signal to turn. Something like this just might do the trick.

Hilary

Sarah Carlson said...

Amazing! I want one!

Meagan Murtagh said...

this is so smart!

xo the egg out west.

Elizabeth Benfield said...

that is awesome. it would be a great gift for husband.

Heidi said...

This is so, so great! I really hope they make this.

Amanda said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like this before! Genius!

cpichan said...

! I'll gladly do some prototype testing! Joanna, how's the bike riding around the city?? I ride my bike all over Ann Arbor and I'm pretty sure I'll be moving out to NYC after I graduate in April. I love the thought of getting around New York on my bike but worry that it's not so bike-friendly!

PoetessWug said...

Great idea!

Sammi said...

o0o yes please!!! i hope it comes to be real. would be really handy.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen this swedish/norwegian new design for a bicyclehelmet? Its an airbag-type, where you just wear a collar which register when you are having an accident! pretty cool if it works...stylish too..:)
http://www.hovding.com/en/news/

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

I am not one for backpacks, but that is pretty cool!

shoegirl said...

This is so cool! I'm a terribly uncoordinated bike rider, but this would make me feel a lot better in not having to take my hands off the handlebars to signal. Thanks for sharing!

jessd6 said...

What a genius idea! Now, if we could only get all the cyclists to buy them and USE them...

(I was driving to work this morning - I live/work in LA - and some rude cyclist decided the rules of the road need not apply to him, and he proceeded to breeze through every stop sign down a busy street. I love the idea of biking to work, but it's those few people that make everyone hate them so much.)

Anonymous said...

nice opinion.. thanks for sharing....

Natsumi said...

This is perfect because I live in Amsterdam!

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The bag is awesome but it's still important to use a deflector or glow in the dark outfit etc at night for safety's sake.

Lisawhite said...

Great bag!I like riding!It's an simple exercise and help to keep fit.

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