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Masks available again

With the current increase of Covid 19, and the news of shortfalls in PPE I am once again offering masks.

Like all Alpine Luddites gear, these are no nonsense PPE. These masks are made from 2 layers of surgical wrap fabric, which is microporous to .3 microns.

NOT N95 Medical Grade material, and they are NOT FDA regulated. They are a step towards personal protection, but cannot ensure total protection from airborne particles. they now have an bendable steel nose bar. they have nylon tape straps that have cordlocks or can tie around your head. they can be sterilized in an autoclave and repeatedly reused. 


They do offer significantly more filtration than a cotton mask. 

 They ship within 2-3 days .

flat shipping rate. 

No returns on masks.


HAB panniers

A set of custom HAB panniers. My third set this week. The Hike A Bike (HAB) panniers came from the need for simple, bombproof panniers for bike packing. This pair is 4" deep, but I offer these in any depth from 3-6 inches. They are low profile for easier pushing on the bike. For riders with small frames , and a smaller frame bag, these give a lot more volume . They also help with the sheer bulk of winter clothing and bivy gear . They have side compression straps, semi rigid foam sewn in backsides to keep your gear out of your spokes. The from elastic is new. They weigh just over a pound for a pair. These are made in a custom camo 500 D Cordura at the customers request.


Classic Haston Vallot reproduction

Rebuilding the past. This is the finished Reproduction of a Karrimor Haston Vallot rucksack. Shipping off to Poland. While the purple Haston Alpinist is the most recognizable of the old packs from Karrimor, this My favorite of the big old Karrimor reproductions I build. The size is around 60 L. Fixed sewn in lid, quilted chevron back panel, full bivy sized foam back pad and twin removable alloy frame stays. This pack is a bit of bitch to sew with the sewn in foam back panel and sewn in hip belt and lid. 

classic packs

pleated water bottle pockets

I seldom post these bags, which are available as an accessory to any of my packs. These are the removable pleated water bottle pockets that fold flat with no bottle in them. While these are small bags( they fit 1 liter bottles) there is no stock colors , other than the silver DX40. When you order from me there is little choice of the trim or lining fabrics. I don't ask and unless you tell me it's sewers choice. Great use of fabric scraps. While these can work on a bike there are better ways to carry Nalgene bottles like the awesome cages from  @widefootusa

water bottle pockets

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