Black Star Bags now offers pannier rentals!


Black Star Bags now offers pannier rentals!

Have you ever thought about going on bike tour but are not sure it’s for you? Want to know what you’re getting into before you make a big investment?

We now offer pannier rentals so you can take a ride and really put them to the test, experience the adventure (and of course, get hooked). Our medium panniers are first and foremost waterproof, offer front and back outer pockets for quick access, and outer zipper pockets for the extras. The main compartment is an expandable rolltop with adjustable buckle closure, side cinch straps and reflective. Our attachment system fits all common bike racks.

$20 per day or $60 per week is a steal! And if you want to keep them, you can do that too. We’ll discount your rental fee from the price of the rental bags, or take 50% of your rental fee off the order of custom bags.

Stop by our shop to check them out!

We’re Portland Made!

We are so excited to be part of Screen shot 2013-03-28 at 3.28.40 PMPortland Made Local Goods Collective and so honored to be on the front page of their newly launched beautiful website!

Portland Made is a collective of Portland-based designers, manufacturers, and local goods retailers, connecting consumers to high quality, locally made goods and designers to Portland-area contract manufacturers who can fabricate their products.

And we’re so proud to be part of the movement!
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Now that the holidays are over, we can finally post some of our favorite custom gift bags we made this season! First up: Jay F.’s amazing Giant Squid bag for his girlfriend. It’s a Medium Messenger Bag in black cordura, with pink front pocket, magenta side pockets, purple interior vinyl liner, grey trim and a custom laptop divider inside.

AND, sporting the best Giant Squid we’ve ever made or seen.