The $80 Marsupium from YNOT is a rack or handlebar mountable shoulder bag, combining everyday use with on-the-bike ease of transport. It is constructed of the now standard Cordura® outer and nylon liner, providing an essentially waterproof main compartment. The rear hook and loop straps stow inside the bag when not in use, as does the quick adjust shoulder strap. From what I’ve seen YNOT has top-end craftsmanship, and it’s all made in Toronto, ON. www.ynotcycle.com
Everyday Bicycling, the latest pocket-size book from Portland bike blogger Elly Blue, is a handy little guide to feeling comfortable in the saddle and on the road. In under 130 pages, Blue takes readers from taking the bike out your front door on through to the basics of bike life, how to carry anything on a bike, and approaching advocacy.
Surly’s latest wool jersey is simply one of the nicest of its kind. Based in Minneapolis, these guys know what’s what when it comes to cold weather cycling gear, and this full-zip jersey is right on the money. It’s 100% Merino wool, available in black or gray, with short or long-sleeves, in sizes XS-XXL and it comes in men’s and women’s models. The jersey pictured retails for about $150. www.surlybikes.com