Posted by Miles Arbour
Just announced, Wizard Works’ updated Alakazam Basket Bag is the product of multiple iterations over the last few years. Although small batches have been available at one time or another, the latest design is dialed and ready for the masses. It’s available in two sizes, designed to fit Wald 137 and 139 Baskets, which have proven to be a great addition to any basketpacking setup, and are among our personal favourites.
An expandable roll-top design with quick-access buckles offers massive carrying capacity, and a zippered pocket on top offers storage for smaller items. There are also two smaller pockets on the rear of the bag, facing the rider, that can be easily accessed on the go. When carrying loads that are just too large to use the standard flap closure, two extension straps secure things for riding. The bottom and lower sides are lined with foam for extra padding, and a simple shoulder strap is included for off-bike adventures. There’s also a floating, one-piece liner inside the bag to offer better waterproofing.
- Capacity: Wald 137: 9-38L, Wald 139: 20-70L
- Material: Rugged Cordura or X-pac outer with Bright Yellow Nylon Liner
- Weight: Wald 137: 750g, Wald 139: 1000g
- Place of Manufacture: London, UK
- Price: £165-£185
- Manufacturer’s Details: Wizard.Works.com
The Alakazam is handmade in London, UK, and retails for £165 (~$217 USD) for the readymade option. You can also choose your own two colours for £185 (~$243 USD).