A few weeks ago, Ride‘s Editor Keith Mulligan got the mother load of shipments from OGIO. There must have been 10 boxes filled with an assortment of brand new bags. Keith was nice enough to hook everyone up with two massive travel bags, and a super good backpack. So what does any of this have to do with you? Nothing, directly, but OGIO supports BMX in a big way through Fuzzy, Ryan Nyquist, Jamie Bestwick, and Steve McCann, so if you need any kind of travel-related bag at all, definitely check out what OGIO has to offer; buying from a company that supports BMX is a lot better than rocking some dumb skateboard logo. Here’s a little sample of what we got… Check the link to their site below and see for yourself.
I’ll be honest; I put in a good 15-20 minutes searching Ogio’s site for specs on these bags, but I couldn’t find identical matches to the stuff you see here. Here’s what I do know; the bag on the left was the biggest of the three, and came with a pull out handle and some cool looking wheels. I don’t know this for a fact, but I’m guessing if you packed it right, you could probably get a complete bike in there. credit: James Ayres
Let’s break it down this way; the bag on the left was probably designed for out-of-the-country trips; you could live out of it for probably two weeks straight. The backpack is perfect for school, riding to the skate park, whatever. The bag on the right is a good choice if you’re going to be gone 3-5 days. And trust us, all of them have more than enough compartment space.
This is a good shot of the medium sized travel bag. Like the big one, it has a pull out handle and wheels – a must of you’ve got a long walk through an airport.
It’s hard to tell exactly how much you can fit into each of these from the photos, but at least you can get an idea of what the insides look like and what kinds of inner pockets you’ll have.
I’ve been using the “Metro” backpack for the last two weeks and it’s been awesome. There’s a pocket for your CD/MP3 player up top (so you don’t need a crazy long head phone cord), a perfect sized laptop pocket inside the main compartment, and even a fleece-lined pocket to carry around extra CDs. You could put cinder blocks inside this thing, and with its padded straps, you’d barely know you’re carrying them.
If you need a bag to carry your gear in (whatever it is you’re lugging around), OGIO has you covered. To check out the rest of their line, click www.ogio.com