One of the great things about the boom in cycling is the accompanying boom in quality cycling accessories. A great example is the Anhaica Bagworks Messenger Bag and Pannier Hybrid. Anhaica Bags is a small company out of Tallahassee, Florida, where each bag is designed and made by hand.
I recently bought home a new cycling bag – the Anhaica Bagworks Messenger Bag & Pannier Hybrid. I was not too keen to be a model, but our daughter Emily kindly agreed to do it for us. Below she shows off the Anhaica Messenger Bag.
The people at Anhaica Bag Works hand-make waxed canvas bicycle bags and backpacks. Using beeswax, they produce a natural product that is fully waterproof. It also looks good and smells delicious! The bag exudes beauty and style, making it an excellent match for my daughter Emily, shown with the bag on the left.
When I saw the Anhaica Bagworks Messenger Bag & Pannier Hybrid, my first impression was style – and it’s also light weight and water-resistant. It’s a lovingly made bag, that quietly says style, care and environmentally friendly – not always easy to combine in one sentence! Great for a weekend ride in good weather. And while you’re taking that ride, it very easily converts from pannier bag to shoulder bag. Here are photos of the bag with the flap down to hide the mounts, and then with the flap up, to show the mounts.
Combining style and functionality, the bag clips easily onto your bike rack, but can also be stylishly flung over your shoulder as a shoulder bag, or worn messenger bag style. It is also big enough to fit a small laptop. The mounts for the bike rack are cleverly hidden under a flap.
As well as being totally functional, the Anhaica Bagworks Messenger Bag & Pannier Hybrid has a certain cool, unisex look that I think makes it appropriate for all ages and the entire spectrum of genders.
Emily says she could take this bag anywhere, which is high praise indeed from someone who takes about 12 hours to choose a pair of shoes!
Because the Anhaica Bagworks Messenger Bag & Pannier Hybrid looks good on anyone anywhere, I recommend this bag to anyone who values environmentally friendly products, and wants to carry things on their bikes in style. Take a look at their web site and other products here.
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