30 November, 2009
A new bag style at Forest City Portage is the Task Bag... It is basically a stripped down bag that has most of the elements of the traditional bags but less fuss. The idea here is to create a bag for the casual cyclist that is functional, but doesn't force them to pay for the features of a bag built for year-round, on the job couriers. It has the same 1000D Cordura exterior and the floating 18oz. Vinyl liner. It also has a padded split strap and a leash. It has a giant exterior pocket with pen slots and a wallet slot on the outside, and a double-wide pocket just inside it. There are no pockets on the interior of the bag making the main compartment a holding zone more than an organizing area. Gone is the double layer base and the straps for closure. This bag is not meant to be overfilled, but it will do the job for trips to the market or class. Also, a new strap design featuring fins that are similar to those found on backpacks which really increase the comfort when carrying odd-sized and smaller loads.