This bag is dressed down and dapper on the outside, but conceals a lot of nifty features.
It is the first commercial version of a DRB, which stands for Dock-It™ Ready Bag. What does this mean? Let me explain: See in the image above how the vertical center strap on the back of the bag has a circular bump-out to the left? This is where the docking button will mount to the bag to meet the Dock-It™ decaleur that will be custom mounted to the bike. On the inside of the back the aluminum plate that distributes the attachment to the bag is covered by a velcro-closed flap (seen in bottom photo) so that no hardware is visible on the inside or outside of the bag.
On the interior rear wall of the bag there is a pocket sleeve sized to hold an iPad Pro with a slick lifting strap. The strap meets in the center but splays out as it loops down below the iPad to lift the iPad evenly. Pull on the strap and out it comes.
Within that sleeve is a cover flap that will conceal the Dock-It™ button mounting plate. The only sign of the decaleur apparatus you will see on the outside of the bag will be two bolt heads in the top leather band and the small docking button centered in that round patch of leather. The trick is to get all this interior stuff to be what you need, where you need it, but not have any (or very much) evidence of it on the outside where it might be seen. Getting that to happen is an interesting challenge!
The Velcro straps on the bottom are specifically positioned to fit the custom rack that Mark Guglielmana built for this owner. Mark suggested me to the customer for this project and it's been really fun to work collaboratively like this.
Lastly, the small leather tabs on the sides of the bag that conceal the d-ring carrying strap have a tan color in the windows that coordinates with the bike highlights.
2/21/2019 09:20:20 pm
It may look so simple outside, but what we don't know is the bag can do and carry all stuff it can carry. I am quite impressed with the innovation that is happening. Dock-It™ Ready Bag looks simply fashionable, and its functions are definitely no joke too! Hopefully, I will be able to see at least one unit anytime soon and try it for myself. The features is quite impressive, and I am hoping that it will fit my everyday lifestyle as I am the type of person who wants to bring almost everything everyday! That's the challenge of the bag for me!
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