World's Best SUSTAINABLE BIKE BAGS || 15 Features

We’re excited to announce our newest line, the Belmont Backpack and Mardy Cargo Pannier, our first all-weather, sustainable bags.

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Project Description

 

Repreve® transforms recycled bottles into an amazing fiber, used by the world's leading brands to make athletic and fashion apparel and more. Their process embeds properties like wicking, adaptive warming and cooling, water repellency, and more at the fiber level. For reliable, durable quality.

Although Repreve®  is water resistant, we thought why not add additional coverage for the extra heavy downpour with your bag’s own little poncho? The cover is kept in a zipper close pocket and can be pulled out only when you need it. The cover is sewn in, so you don’t have to worry about it blowing away in tough weather conditions.

We designed our reflective accents with style and safety in mind. On the Belmont and Mardy you’ll notice several locations where we’ve included reflective accents. You can also pull out the attached rain cover for additional safety at night or in busier metro areas.

For additional safety, we’ve added blinking LED zipper pulls that can be turned on at night or on dark stormy days. The Mardy and Belmont bags were built with safety and functionality in mind.

Always on the run and need to bring your laptop with you? We’ve designed the Mardy and the Belmont both with a padded laptop sleeve. The Mardy comes equipped with a velcro strap to hold the laptop in (up to 13”) whereas the Belmont can hold a 15”.

The exterior pockets were created with active lifestyles in mind. The front zipper pocket is a great space to store easily accessible items like your house or office keys.

The interior pocket was created with safety and organization in mind. The pocket is extra deep ‘4 to hold larger phones, pens, earbuds and other small personal items.

Each bag is made of highly-durable Reprieve® material to withstand years of abuse. If your bag doesn't survive normal wear and tear, we’ll give you store credit for a new one. Learn more about our warranty policy here.  

Always on the go? We’ve included a separate shoe compartment so you can bike in what’s comfortable and change into your favorite pair later. The separate compartment helps to keep those dirty shoes away from your other belongings.

Say goodbye to your bag falling off at the worst time. Not only are these magnets quick and easy to use, but they also hold up to 80 lbs each.

Everyone has a different carrying preference, and it can depend on the weight of the bag or the occasion. With this in mind, we’ve included two handle straps to be used both by hand or on the shoulder.

The adjustable shoulder strap can be used on one shoulder or extended to reach across the body. Not a shoulder bag fan, you can unhook the strap to remove it entirely.

We’ve added on a carabiner hook for extra stability during those bumpy rides.

Whether it’s tea, coffee or water, while we’re on the go, we need somewhere to hold our favorite reusable canteens. The Mardy comes with two large exterior elastic pockets which make it easy to reach over and grab your favorite items while you’re on the go.  

 

No one wants a bag that reminds them of a black hole. Find your things easily and quickly with three elastic pockets that can stretch to fit some of your favorite snacks, chargers, or wallet.

The Belmont comes with two exterior drink pockets that use insulating neoprene to keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold.. There’s nothing like getting to your destination and being able to take a big sip of water that’s still at your favorite temperature.

One of our favorite features of the Belmont is this hidden and padded phone pocket. We know how important easy access to your phone while on the go, and we wanted to make sure that you could grab it without needing to remove your straps or use both hands.

Weighing in at just under a pound, the Belmont was created to be light as a feather.

The Belmont comes with two interior elastic pockets to hold your laptop chargers, phone, chargers, wallet or favorite snacks.

In May 2013, Po Campo partnered with World Bicycle Relief, a Chicago nonprofit that supplies new bikes into programs for rural African communities, giving them access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunities. Every time we sell 50 bags, a girl in Africa receives a bike to help her get to school. To date, we’ve provided 158 bikes.
 

Care

We designed our bags to be able to take some abuse! Just apply a dab of dish soap onto the stain and gently rub it with a damp towel or old toothbrush. You can also use a damp Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or a little bit of Oxyclean. All of our fabrics are nonabsorbent so with a little diligence, it should come clean. If you have any problems, feel free to contact us here.

Shipping

UNITED STATES SHIPPING

If your shipping address is in the United States you do NOT have to pay any additional duties, sales tax, VAT, etc. We've got that covered!

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

International shipping rates are dependent on your location. This fee will be calculated based on the shipping country you’ve selected. Please note that you may have to pay additional import duties or other applicable taxes to the concerned authorities upon receipt of their goods - depending on the import policies of their respective countries. Duties and tax rates vary from country to country. If you wish to learn about the duties and taxes applicable to your shipment, you may want to check with the customs and border protection authority of your country.

Project Timeline 

April ‘18 - We set out to find new manufacturers that offered more sustainable options because we thought you and planet earth deserved more.

October ‘18 - We secured a relationship with Repreve, it’s bluesign® certified manufacturer and a new boutique factory.

June ‘18 - Sketches were made and prototypes were being produced.

January ‘19 - Finalized the Belmont Backpack and Mardy Cargo Pannier prototypes.  

February - We decided to use crowdfunding for pre-sale orders so we can pay for our first full round of production.

March ‘19 - Our initial order was received & we started our video & photoshoots.

April ‘19 - Launch on ifundwomen.com

May ‘19 - Get Funded, send surveys to backers, place final orders. .

September ‘19 - Ship bags to backers.

Risks and Challenges

We’ve been in the bike bag business since 2009. Our team has extensive experience in design and manufacturing. In fact, to date, we’ve fulfilled over 100,000 orders. We have our manufacturers lined up, and our production team is waiting for the green light to get started.

Part of running a business is knowing how to roll with the punches. We’ve dealt with our fair share of them and we know how to bob and weave.

We assure you that we will do everything in our power to make sure we stay on time and exceed your expectations because if it wasn’t for you, this wouldn’t be a reality.
 

Updates

The Project FAQs

    • Belmont Backpack

      • Will my laptop fit?

        • Yes, 13” and 15” laptops

      • Is it waterproof?

        • Yes, in addition to a PU coating on the fabric, the bag comes with a sewn-in waterproof rain cover.

      • What is the volume?

        • 20.1L

      • What is the weight?

        • 1lb

      • Where is it made?

        • In China at a boutique factory that focuses on quality outdoor bags for sustainably focused brands.

    • Mardy Cargo Pannier 

      • Will my laptop fit?

        • Yes, 13” laptops fit in the pocket. 15” laptops should use their own protective sleeve and can fit in main area.

      • Is it waterproof?

        • Yes, in addition to a PU coating on the fabric, the bag comes with a sewn-in waterproof rain cover.

      • What is the volume?

        • 25.1L

      • What is the weight?

        • 2.9lb

      • Will it fit on my bike?

        • The Mardy Cargo Pannier is designed to work with all standard bike racks.

      • It looks wide, will I kick it?

        • There are many factors that determine “heel strike”, such as bicycle geometry, bike rack size, rider height, etc. During our thorough testing, we determined that there was little to no heel strike for shorter riders when the bag was attached as far back to the rear of the rack as possible.

      • Where is it made?  

        • In China at a boutique factory that focuses on quality outdoor bags for sustainably focused brands.

    • General project FAQs 

      • Will the bags be available in different colors or prints later on

        • Not sure yet.

 

 

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  • Po Campo Banana Saver
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Belmont Backpack & Mardy Pannier - Int'l

Retail Price: $280 (with shipping)

  • One Belmont Backpack and One Mardy Cargo Pannier

  • VOTE for what features should be included in our next bags

  • Get Updates on Our Progress & Future Bags

  • We’ll Follow You on Instagram

  • Includes USPS Priority Mail Shipping

 

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WBR Donation, One of Each - U.S.
  • One Bike Donated In Your Honor Through World Bicycle Relief

  • One Belmont Backpack and One Mardy Cargo Pannier

  • VOTE for what features should be included in our next bags

  • Get Updates on Our Progress & Future Bags

  • We’ll Follow You on Instagram

  • Includes USPS Priority Mail shipping

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WBR Bike Donation, One of each - Int'l
  • One Bike Donated In Your Honor Through World Bicycle Relief

  • One Belmont Backpack and One Mardy Cargo Pannier

  • VOTE for what features should be included in our next bags

  • Get Updates on Our Progress & Future Bags

  • We’ll Follow You on Instagram

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