Cycling Chic

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It’s hard to make a backpack feel “grown-up.” But Anna and Tony of DUCKSINAROW hope to change all that. Their decidedly sophisticated packs are an effortless marriage of function and style, designed with the urban bike commuter in mind. Made from vegetable tanned leather with a cover for rain protection, the bag can travel safely and sensibly wherever life may take you. Everything you need to get the job done — even a computer – will fit in the roomy interior which includes a padded 15” laptop compartment. Thanks to a simple shoulders-free handlebar connection, you can keep an eye on your belongings throughout every ride and spare yourself a real pain in the neck. And that’s just the beginning of this carefully-considered, cycling-friendly design. A transparent pocket will hold any touch screen phone so you can answer calls on the go, while a hidden strap holds a light to guide you home. Comfortable handles and Covert connectors make it easy to lug your helmet and other gear through town once you’ve locked up. Although the DUCKSINAROW commuter pack places priority on safety and convenience, the chic piece speaks for itself; this time, fashion and function go hand in hand.

Lizzie Wright

Lizzie

​Lizzie Wright is an aspiring artist and designer with a passion for the written word. While she works on her BFA in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she spends her (rare) spare time riding around Providence on her trusty Cannondale and drinking lots of coffee. She is especially fascinated by the dichotomy between aesthetic form and function, which has an immense influence on her work. As a lover of the natural world, Lizzie plans to focus on Nature, Culture, and Sustainability Studies to pursue a more efficient future for design. Read more by visiting her website

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