I won my Chrome Barrage Bag in the big alley cat of 2013, Ride Fast Take Chances. It was great for commuting, and I road with it for many miles, rain or shine. We've crashed together, been to Vegas twice, and seen me through my infancy at the velodrome.
Well a few weeks ago the Shimano rep was at my work and when he was talking to a mechanic I noticed his awesome backpack. It had expandable cargo straps and a snazzy hook closure system for the roll top so I asked him about it. He showed me the side access zippers, a lot of reflective elements. He put it in my hands, it was heavy, he had it packed up with about 30 pounds of gear. I put it in on and I liked the padding a lot, I could see why he was was walking around with it on, it was like a nice helmet, you don't even notice that you are wearing it. I gave it back and he showed me the hi viz rain cover in the pocket at the bottom and I had him add one on the order for me haha.
At $160 msrp this bag has extremely nice ergonomic features that outperforms similar sized and priced bags. I ordered one in black; I got it today, and I am not looking back. Shop local and make your local shop order you one! I have the green one in stock at Hollands of you need one now.
Who is bojac?
My whole life revolves around the two wheeled human power multiplier that is the bicycle. My name is Jacob Abrantes, better known as Bojac (an anagram for Jacob) I am 27 years old and I ride bicycles in San Diego, California. I have been commuting, no joke, since I was 4 years old. Now as an adult, bicycles are my life. I try to ride as much as I can, my favorite place to train is Mount Soledad in La Jolla. I try to foster cycling in everyone that I meet, almost everyday I make another rider out of an ordinary person. Cycling is my therapy; my bike is my therapist. Bikes saved my life and gave me a purpose. Bicycles can save the world. blah blah blah lets ride!