This custom dogpacking crate liner was just too good not to share. Made by Class 4 Designs in Vermont, which is owned and operated by Aaron August, the entire setup is based around a plastic crate that mounts on the owner Elijah’s rear rack. Dusty, his dog, sits comfortably inside, and the entire liner can be easily removed when they get to camp to give Dusty a comfortable place to settle in after a long day on the bike.
The integrated pop-up silnylon awning is held up by Elijah’s Six Moon shelter pole, providing some additional protection against sun and rain. The inside of the liner is loaded with small pockets and bottle holsters to keep things organized, and Class 4 Designs hooked Elijah up with some Austere buckles that integrate with the crate for additional gear storage.
The bottom is made from EPLX1680 with EVA foam padding, the main body is made from X50 Multicam, and there are soft-shell Multicam pockets. The entire liner can be removed from the crate in about 30 seconds for speedy loading and unloading. Elijah and Dusty are promptly heading out on a big bikepacking trip, and we’ll be sure to update everyone on their setup soon.
Class 4 Designs recently moved from an attic workshop into a larger space and has been able to crank up production with the move. Head over to their Instagram to see what else they’re working on.
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