Here comes the RAINS Posted on September 18, 2014
Here comes the RAINS September 18 2014
There are always a few signs that autumn is on it's way; the leaves changing colour, the children back in school (usually), and for us here in Vancouver - the rain.Our weather is constantly a topic of discussion, and whether you welcome the cooler temperature or you pine for the days of sun worship, everyone can agree that getting caught in a surprise rainfall is not ideal. But please, don't fret! We have you covered - literally.
RAINS jackets have arrived!This danish company draws inspiration from rainy Copenhagen to combine style and practicality seamlessly. Well, ok, the jackets do have seams like all clothing but the great thing about these seams is that the jacket is completely waterproof! Fairly important in a city that gets 168 days of rain a year (Vancouver, if you were wondering). And because RAINS thinks of everything, these jackets are breathable, with ventilation holes under the arm and back shield. A perfect addition to your cycling outfit.
They also put together a great lookbook that includes some of the other styles and colours that we offer.
But sometimes, even a perfect fitting hood (another RAINS jacket quality) can't protect you from a torrential downpour. So again, we have you covered literally.
Westerly is a homegrown Vancouver company that operates under the intent of creating quality products that also keep you dry (go figure!). These umbrellas feature a fiberglass frame that is flexible and durable, as well as a sturdy wooden frame and handle - perfect for a windy rainy day. The colours they've chosen reflect the pacific northwest and probably look great with whatever you're wearing right now.
Welcome, Brooks England May 04 2013
Most of you may know Brooks from their bicycle saddles, they have quite the lineage. We're proud to include their bags in our product line up:
'The Brixton' Tote and Shoulder Bag
'The Pickwick' Backpack
"Over almost a century and a half, Brooks England has grown from a small workshop to a byword in quality craftsmanship. Back in 1865, John Boultbee Brooks left his hometown of Hinckley in Leicestershire with just £20 in his pocket.
He headed for Birmingham, where in 1866 he established a business in horse harnesses and general leather goods in Great Charles Street under the name JB Brooks & Co. In 1878, the unfortunate death of Mr Brooks’ horse led to a stroke of inspiration. Unable to afford another horse, he borrowed a bicycle in order to commute to work. He found the seat so uncomfortable that he vowed to do something about it.
On 28 October 1882, Mr Brooks filed his first saddle patent. Waddling cyclists everywhere rejoiced and the new product was a roaring success."All of the bags are exceptionally crafted in Italy and England. They are water resistant and thoughtfully designed.