Fifth Season Boilermaker Saddle Bag


The Fifth Season Boilermaker is probably the nicest saddle tool bag ever made.  If that's your jam, get this bag.  

Back before Jan Heine invented supple tires, people had to make do with 375 TPI tubulars.  Tubulars were either draped over your shoulders like a revolutionary in a Spaghetti western, or if you didn't fancy smelling like a tire factory, stored in a saddle bag dedicated to such a purpose.  Gilles Berthoud still makes one, for the 3 people still riding tubulars. 

The Fifth Season Boilermaker Saddle Bag is an updated, upscaled, 4k, hi def, slightly bigger and vastly enraddened version of that bag.  The bag is rated for more than just tubulars.  You can also carry 1 large tuber, like a sweet potato, or 6 gravel tubes, or 2 27.5 x 3" butyl tubes, or a Aerothan 27.5 tube with tools, pump, phone, car keys and an Abba-Zaba bar.  Gotta have an Abba-Zaba.  Maybe should called the bag Abba-Zaba.  

Super thick leather, cotton trim, waxed cotton, no plastics, nothing to wear out, wear down.  This is a bag you'll pass to your great grandkid, while explaining that before the earth was a made uninhabitable, people used to ride things called bikes.  They can fill the bag with NFTs representing trees, and everyone can have a good cry.  

You wanna goop up the leather once a year or so, we like Obenauf's for that.  Rewax as needed, probably every 5-10 years.  When this bag is clapped out in 50 years, you can compost it and all that will remain is the brass hardware.  

Dave at Waxwing Bags makes these bags for us, in batches of ten, in northern Vermont.  Dave is probably the best bag maker in the states, and these bags are a testament to his skill, care and artistry.  If you need a custom bag, or a traditional touring bag, Dave should be on your short list of people to contact.  

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