New Cobra Day!

We got an order for a Cobra the other day and that was the perfect catalyst to finally finish the redesign of the bag.  The plan was for it to be based around the Gulper since we’ve got it dialed and are happy with it as the foundation for our bags.  I suppose we’re slowly settling into a specific design aesthetic, I like the direction it’s all taking.

Anyways, the day started with finishing the templates/design and then I spent the next several hours fudging my way through it all.  I’ve made ten previous Cobras and they were all slightly different, the last was Kyoichi Ozaki‘s sick white and orange one.   The google translation of his post about the bag is amazing, I love Japan!

Anyways, the bag came together really well today, the customer wanted olive green and 20% camo with orange interior.  I get pretty excited making a bag when I know who it’s going to, somehow that is more motivating than mystery bags..

I will have a bunch of slick pictures of the bag tomorrow when it’s done, but for now here is a crappy sneak peek at it:

It’s not quite done, but god damn I am stoked on it!  It squishes down smaller than a Gulper but can carry way more, whoooaaa!

Changed the single 2″ clip to two 1″ clips, more shit-carrying capacity!  I also made the clear flap pocket cover the whole flap, it was easier to make and holds more stuff, better all around!

Everybodies favourite nice guy Swoo made his first visit to the new YNOT studio today.  He’s been desperately needing a new backpack to replace the bag he had been using so obviously he got one from us!  From the tree of bags he picked one of the two grey ones I finished yesterday, excellent choice!

I love the Gulper!

Oh, and here are the seven Gulpers I was talking about making last week, we took some waaaaay better pictures but they are trapped in Tony-land and I don’t have them yet.

These are the bags we delivered to Bikes On Wheels.


About Tom Mosher

Mechanical engineer, avid trick nerd, currently enamoured with bikes and designing products and then making them. Sponsored by Volume Bike Co., Velocity USA, YNOT Cycle, Resist Parts, Bikes On Wheels
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