Bike Bags » Tank Bags
I first took Homemec in 7th grade and it was there that I learned to sew. I remember I made the race car pillow. It was red and blue. Fast forward 21 years to 2006 and you find me buying my first sewing machine. Since then I have made stuff sacks, bug pants and gloves, a bug tent, tote bags, a tarp, small storage sacks and now my first few Gas Tanks for bike packing!
I hope to perfect the Gas Tank then move on to a rear one, then to a bar sleeve, and finally to a frame bag. If I can manage that I will attempt a seat bag. The first two bags below are made from Cordura and Hydrolite. The two camo bags are made from 2 layer Goretex. I work in the outdoor industry and have access to the extra materials so I use what I have. We’ll see if they how up to the X-pack material most people use.
Gas Tank v1.0
As you can see I made the corners on this one way to sharp. Sewing was a real pain.
Gas Tank V2.0
As you can see I rounded my corners and added a bit of flare to this one.
Gas Tank v3.0
This was made special by request for my good friend Jill. Not just anyone gets a My Little Pony gas tank.
Gas Tank V4.0
As you can see my last two bags are in production. I have tweaked the shape a bit more and added double foam to these ones. In the picture above you might notice I’m missing one piece, the Velcro for the top tube straps. I have even added a key clip to the design.
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