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Fugazi and their associated record label Dischord were a major inspiration for Fifth Season Canvas, Tanglefoot Cycles and Discord Components. You can see it right there in the Dischord / Discord names.
The Fifth Season Bulldog Front Sack is a handlebar bag designed for long rides where you don't need a huge bag but need a spare layer, food, a camera, gloves, a place to stash your balaclava or pogies.
The sack is made from waxed canvas with hemp webbing and metal closures. There's nothing that's gunna delaminate, crack with UV exposure, flake, or do any of the other crap that plastic fabrics and closures do. When the wax wears off, you can rewax it. If you wanna be super eco about it, great, use beeswax. If you are ok with paraffin, which is a waste product from making kerosene (and is also food safe, covering every shiny apple you've eaten), then use Carradice wax or Otterwax or filson's wax. Those are all a paraffin / beeswax blend of some sort.
Most bags are 100% plug and play. Most of our bags are not. They're not hard to set up, but they require a bit more thinking. The Bulldog Front Sack comes with a short length of waxed cotton cord. That goes thru the bottom webbing loop, and ties around your headtube. If you can tie your shoes, you can tie a fine not to secure it. If you want to get fancy, use a square knot. For a second there, I forgot how to spell knot. Moving on...
The sack attaches to the handlebar with two straps. These are not included. That's by design! Most folks have a ton of voile straps hanging around, and that's a nice strap to secure the bag in place. Sewn in straps almost always fail before the other bits of the bag. Then you have a bag that's not useful, because the strap buckle failed. Everyone wants to repair this, no one does, and the bag collects dust in your mom's basement.
We say: if you don't have straps, buy two Fifth Season Lockdown Straps. They're beefier than a Voile strap and age better. End of life cycle is better too.
Strap the bag in place, you are good to go.
Fifth Season sacks are highly water resistant. They are not waterproof. The seams will leak if you submerge the bag. The bag will not easily wet out, nor will your stuff get wet in a typical New England rain storm. I've filled these bags with water and hung them from a branch. Full of water, they eventually start leaking from the seams. You could carry water from a river to your camp site with one of these bags and not get your feet wet from the bag dripping.
Two sizes. Both will fit drop bars down to 38cm. Get the big for longer trips, colder weather, coffee outside, beer runs, that sort of thing. Get the small if you are a minimalist and or live somewhere warm.
Rolled size of the large: 8 inches wide x 8 " tall x 5" deep, aka 20cm wide by 20cm tall x 12.7cm deep. 5 liters or 320 cubic inches.
Rolled size of the small: 6" tall by 5" wide by 5" deep aka 15.24cm tall by 12.7cm wide by 12.7 cm deep. That's 150 cubic inches, or 2.45 liters.
Made in Maine by a guy who listens to Skinny Puppy on cassette while sewing on a treadle powered sewing machine.
Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Orders received for products without shipping restrictions on its product page will ship the same business day when received before 12:00 p.m. PST. Orders in high demand will have an estimated production time listed on its product page and will ship according to the date listed.
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