While I like this prototype bag, after using it for a couple of weeks, I remembered that one of the great features of a front bag is being able to get in and out of it while seated in the cockpit. I have done several long tours over the years and always used some type of handlebar/front bag. Including a TA style randonneur that I later replaced with a Kirtland that I still use.
So, we’ve gone back to the drawing board to design a rear opening bag, with more pockets. The way we figure it, commuters won’t complain about a more accessible front bag, so why not make it user friendly for road riders, tourers and randonneurs!
In other news, check out the clever rear light mount suggested by an Ironweed owner. He simply clips his light to the "D" ring on the back of the bag. Thanks for the idea!