Posted by Logan Watts
Artist Chris McNally collaborated with Coal Headwear and Swift Industries to create a series of illustrations based on a bikepacking route in his Northern California backyard (watch the film and learn more about that route here). Starting and ending at his studio in San Francisco’s Mission District, this four-day loop took in the landscapes and landmarks of Marin County that are featured within the Headlands Collection of bags and headwear. One lucky Bikepacking Collective member will win the entire collection, including three hats and three bags. Read on for details:
Two Headlands Collection Caps
These two 5-panel caps feature a Headlands patch, polyester microfiber shell, and custom laser cut perforated sides for ventilation. Coal Headwear designed the hat to ride comfortably under a helmet and wick heat and moisture away from your head. In order to do so, it also needed to be light yet durable. The collection has an olive drab cap and a printed/black version. Find out more about the each of the hats over at coalHeadwear.com.
The Headlands Beanie
The Headlands low-profile, tie-dyed beanie is made of a soft jersey-knit merino wool and combines a nice aesthetic with the technical performance properties of merino. Learn more about the beanie over at CoalHeadwear.com.
The Headlands Elwha Pack
We reviewed the Elwha pack in detail recently on our Handmade Hip Packs Gear Index. The new Headlands version is much like the one we reviewed, only it features a new color exterior, a Headlands patch, and Chris’ patterned artwork fabric used in the bags interior.
The Headlands Sidekick Pouch
The Sidekick was designed to be attached to the Elwha Pack using the MOLLE webbing, or attached directly to the bike at the stem via three velcro straps. The Sidekick measures 5.25”h X 4”d and has a single drawcord closure that works with a standard water bottle. Like other bags in the line, it features the Headlands custom printed microfiber shell with a packcloth liner. Find out more about the Seeker over at builtbyswift.com.
Headlands Seeker Bag
The Seeker was designed to help folks stay organized while out on a bike trip. It’s constructed with a custom printed microfiber shell and packcloth liner, and features an interior zip pocket and organizer system. The Seeker measures 5.5in X 8.5in X 1in. The Seeker retails for $35. Find out more about it over at builtbyswift.com.
If you’re not yet a member of the Bikepacking Collective, join today and you’ll be eligible for this giveaway (and a growing list of other Collective Rewards), and you’ll also receive two issues of The Bikepacking Journal in the mail each year, along with several other great member benefits. If you’ve already joined, you’re entered to win. Good luck!