As a passionate cyclist myself a long lasting desire of developing a bike bag came true. Short distances, little luggage and frequent dismount were core facets in brainstorming potential shapes and installation points. To ensure the incomparable feeling of freedom when cycling without a backpack, attachment on the diamond frame was key.
university of the arts Berlin, 2nd semester, 2016
When standing on the floor, pentabag tilts slightly towards the user and offers its use.As being extremely shatter-proof and resistant, PVC provides an almost indelibility for its weight. Especially black PVC has the most durable ultraviolet resistance.
As for the interior, foam rubber caters for the soft core, making sure belongings such as laptop and beverage are safely stored. The hinged cover is attached through blue rubber bands. To open it, the bands just need to be removed from the loops.
Sketching included variation creations for possible mounting spots at the diamond frame. As the bag is preferably used for frequent short distance rides, luggage capacity is limited to water bottle, laptop and small food containers.
The dismount of pentabag is fairly easy. Only a few simple steps make the process efficient and quick, ideal for the urban cyclist.
Previously considered notions of a backpack yielded to a suitcase as it is donned quicker, making the process of dismount even more efficient. Distances between locked bike and final destination usually are short.
A waterproof and highly flexible mesh on top protects quick-to-access belongings, such as the bike lock.
Outside, use is possible in almost any situation. Even when mounted, the back cover can be opened to quickly access drink or laptop.
Reflective decals prepare sufficiently for the night ride.Invisible during the day, powerfully visible at darkness.