The VELO collection features a sleek, minimalist design, inspired by everyday urban travel. High-quality YKK water-resistant urethane zippers provide easy access to the main compartment and outside organizational pocket. The exterior is fabricated using light-weight, waterproof X-Pac™ sail cloth, with a second layer of rugged Cordura® nylon on the interior. Reflective accents and safety flasher attachment loops enhance nighttime visibility for cyclists and pedestrians. Inside the bag, there's a padded back-panel laptop sleeve for 15" laptops or documents. This Large Velo-edition backack is made from scratch in our San Francisco workshop.
"For the Velo Collection, I removed the 'flap' and replaced the traditional 'clip and rip', with a simple 'zip'. I love the convenient, quiet access these zippers provide — they're just perfect for quickly accessing your stuff when you're seated on a plane, train or bus. Zip it open, zip it shut — simple as that — and, the glossy water-resistant zippers look elegant, while protecting your belongings from the elements. The seat belt webbing straps are comfortable, without all the fuss of the structured straps common on traditional outdoor gear. The subtle diamond pattern in the technical sail cloth gives the black fabric an architectural look, and the reflective accent stripe and logo provide just the right visual 'pop' — and a subtle nod to our passion for urban cycling. I've used my Velo-edition Backpack prototype on my daily bicycle commute and airplane trips for six months to make sure it was perfect, and it's truly everything I need."
-Mark Dwight Rickshaw Bagworks founder and VELO designer