Posted by Miles Arbour
Photos by Trevor Browne from @MesskitMag
For the past two years, Narek Papian has been running Atwater from a small space in Montréal by himself, but in the last six months has hired on an additional employee and moved into a larger space. As Narek explains, “The main idea is to keep everything in-house, locally made, from design to production to web media – keep control, to keep quality high.”
Just announced, the Maurader is the newest addition to Atwater’s made-in-Canada product line. At its roots, the Marauder is a roll-top handlebar bag, but due to its design and modular attachment points, it can be used as a saddlebag and gives the user “full control when fitting.” The roll-top closure is accessed via two aluminum G-hook buckles, and the internal structure is maintained by a HDPE plastic panel and two internal wooden dowels. Besides the main opening, there are two drawstring pockets on each side, expanding up to 4″ wide for quick access to items.
The Marauder is currently constructed from 1000D nylon with a water resistant 600D polyester floating liner, but there are already plans to offer different exterior fabrics / colours. Atwater also offers the option for a fully waterproof liner for an additional $10, plus a shoulder strap add-on for another $10. The bag is available in three different sizes; see specs of each below.
Medium: H 8″ – 17” x W 10.5” x L 6” (7.5L – 15L unrolled 680g)
Large: H 9″ – 18″ x W 13” x L 7” (12.5L – 23L unrolled 725g)
Extra Large: H 9″ – 19″ x W 16” x L 7” (15.5L – 30L unrolled 850g)
As with all of Atwater’s bags, the Marauder is designed and manufactured in Montréal, Canada, and comes with a ‘Craftmanship Guarantee’ that covers any defects in workmanship and materials under normal use. The Atwater Marauder retails for $298 CAD (~$227 USD) and is available in 11 different colours.
Head over to AtwaterAtelier.com for all the details or to order one for yourself. Also, stay tuned for a review of the Marauder later this spring.