KoKi Bags; A Hood River Delight! (+ Giveaway!)
From Hood River, Oregon, Decide 2 Ride and KoKi Bags deliver commuter bags that have flare and are wonderfully user friendly, with important features you will wonder how you lived without.
It all starts at the bottom…
The material used in the base is similar to that which we see in “Crocs”. It is extremely durable, lightweight and weather resistant. The best part, in my opinion, is that this rubber base gives the rest of the bag the ability to be completely freestanding! I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to have a commuter pannier that I can take off my bike and just set on the ground while I fill it up, take things out of it, or have it out of the way while I lock up my bike. This freestanding ability virtually eliminates the hassle of trying to find something to lean the bag on while you prep yourself and your bike for the ride to or from work or the store. And because the base is waterproof you don’t need to worry about the bag or its contents getting wet. Genius!
The KoKi bags are equipped with sturdy clips that can attach to just about any back rack, without difficulty. And these two little clips are all you need, over speed bumps, through pot holes and along bumpy roads, this bag won’t rattle or even come close to falling off! You will be able to safely transport all your goods no matter the road condition or your riding style.
Once you’re at your destination your KoKi bag converts into a shoulder bag with the simple ‘click’ of a strap. Both sides of the bag have strap attachments that give this bag more versatility than just your standard pannier.
With the rubber sole, freestanding design, clips and detachable straps, you might thing that KoKi has thought of it all, but there is one more thing this Oregon based company has considered in its design of bags… Rain… So when the elements start coming down simply slip on your KoKi’s rain fly and concentrate on getting home safe. Phew, it looks like KoKi really DID think of everything!
Here is your chance to win your very own sweet treat of a commuter bag! The KoKi Bagaboo (as pictured throughout this article) and its handlebar counterpart, the Budgie are up for grabs. The Bagaboo is big enough to carry groceries, school books and work necessities, while still being sleek and well fitting on the your bike. The Budgie is a nice handlebar complement to the Bagaboo. It is smaller, with some internal pockets to organize your phone, wallet and other personal items. It includes the hardware to install it on your bike, and like all the KoKi products, it has a rubber sole and is totally free standing. These two bags have all the wonderful KoKi features, but also include panels of woven, recycled material. As you can see in the picture above, the front panel is actually composed of scrap paper that is treated and then woven to create this awesome, unique look! Reuse and Recycle, Thanks KoKi! Check out KoKi’s other recycled produces.
These two bags are valued at over $125.
ALSO! How about TWO giveaways? KoKi has also provided a Mogi. Accurately described as a ‘skinny smartphone pocket’ this little bag can easily be added to your commuter bike, or even your bike that you lead your group ride with. Your phone slides into the see-through sleeve from the back, or inside. The top lid is welded making it is completely waterproof, so your phone is safe. The bag itself can hold a gel or two and your keys: the necessities. Compact and sleek is what the Mogi is aiming to achieve!