One Canadian company is trying to make biking to and from work a whole lot easier, and more fashionable. Vancouver based ‘Two Wheel Gear’ has re-launched their signature garment bag, The Classic 2.0.
The re-designed carrier (the original Classic pannier was developed in 1999 in Calgary), is a hybrid garment bag and bike bag that simplifies the bike commute and delivers crisp wrinkle-free clothes to the office. Fans of the bag are professional types who pull up to the office on two wheels, but need to look great when they arrive.
The Classic Suit Bag is the company’s signature product. With the re-developed, extensive feedback from commuter fans was taken into consideration. The Classic 2.0 stores up to 3-5 garments on the commuter’s bike rack (not their back), and that makes all the difference in wrinkle resistance. It features internal mesh pockets for toiletries, belts, ties, cufflinks, as well as a laptop sleeve that fits up to a 15-inch laptop.
The bag is tough and weatherproof even in winter, made with a waterproof coated polyester fabric with reflective accents, and places to affix lights for the darker months. It features a German clipping rack mounting system that allows for quick and easy removal, and comes with a waterproof rain cover.
The 2.0 retails for $209, and comes in a waxed canvas version for $279. It is available online at twowheelgear.com or at MEC’s across Canada
In 2010 Reid Hemsing (pictured above) an entrepreneur and passionate bike commuter, took over management of the company. In 2012 he purchased it and brought it to Vancouver, moving production overseas to deal with the increased demand.
We are a customer oriented company. We took everything we learned over the years from our devoted commuter base using our Classic Bike Suit Bag and put it into the 2.0. I am thrilled to re-launch the Classic 2.0. The original pannier for taking your garments to work is back and better than ever, and ready for the world stage.
The company’s eye is primarily on premium function with their line of products followed by aesthetics and durability. They span multiple product categories: carry, travel, pannier, but focus on merging function with fashion, making it easy to ride a bike and look great upon arrival.