Around Town Tote - Nautical Wine
A note about our Nautical Wine micro collection for 2021:
In line with our mission to minimize production waste and maximize timeless style and ultimate functionality, we made our Nautical Wine micro collection out of existing roll ends (remnants) from previous production runs. Our Nautical Red cotton canvas was used for both our sold out Nautical Red Essential handlebar bag, and our best selling Nautical Red The Social musette pannier bag. Wine denier was used for our v.1 Seat Rollio bags shortly after we launched in 2018. At our 2021 strategic planning meeting we decided to phase Nautical Red out of our bag lines (at least for now), but wanted to find a way to work through the remaining fabric we had on hand.
With this in mind, when DeAnn returned to the Design Studio in early 2021, she started experimenting and ideating with making a two-tone bag. The days were cold and grey, it was a long pandemic winter, and brightening up our days with color seemed like the perfect bag concept for 2021.
As for the monochromatic combo, DeAnn has always loved a good black on black, and is currently considering the use of monochromatic looks her home, it made sense that she would gravitate to a tone-on-tone combo when considering using up our fabric remnants. Interestingly, after DeAnn started experimenting with this color concept, she started seeing red-on-red EVERYWHERE. We never try to be on-trend with äventyr, but we definitely do try to introduce fashion concepts that will be interesting and have longevity, so inadvertently ~ Nautical Wine is right on trend.
We kept this batch micro. 1 Around Town Tote. 3 Essential handlebar bags.
About The Around Town Tote:
The Around Town Tote is your simple uncomplicated best friend. A bicycle pannier bag that connects easily to your rear bicycle rack, and seamlessly transitions to a shoulder tote.
- Quick trip to the local Farmers Market?
- Stopping by the co-op on your way home from your local Tap Room?
- Bike Date Take-Away Food Hauler to that nearby Park?
- Meeting a friend and need to bring something to sit on and a light jacket?
- Going on a trip and need to pack your helmet and shoes?
Then you have found the perfect bag! All this and more, that's why we made the Around Town Tote.
We kept this bag to just the basics for all those quick trips you need to take, and when you want to pick up or throw in a few things on your äventyr.
- Large open main compartment offers flexibility for your around town needs (including stowing your helmet when not riding).
- Soft-sided front allows for more flexibility in packing, reduces plastic usage, and creates a 'softer' look.
- Drawstring top closure cinches to keep items in your bag.
Our intent is that you bring your more complicated äventyr bestie to pair with The Around Town Tote if you need more pockets and tool storage. This bag nicely pairs with The Social , The Essential, and The Side Hustle.
Designed in Minneapolis, MN USA by äventyr
Handcrafted in Minneapolis, MN USA by DeAnn, Owner + Creative Director + Sewer at äventyr
Dimensions: 13.75 x 11 x 7 (H x W x D)
- Nautical Red Exterior Top: 100% Cotton Duck Exterior Fabric with Durable Water Repellent Finish
- Wine Exterior Bottom: 1000 Denier Nylon with Durable Water Repellent Finish
- 420 Denier 100% Nylon Interior Lining with Durable Water Repellent Finish.
- 840 Denier Coated Ballistic Nylon with Durable Water Repellent Finish on inside Lock Pocket Flap
- 100% Nylon Top Handle and Detachable Shoulder Strap
- Vegetable Tanned Leather (Wickett & Craig) D-Ring Loops and Zipper Pull Tab
- Industry Standard YKK zippers with upgraded individually polished metal zipper teeth for smooth operation and YKK loop pulls with added pull tabs
- Nickel Plated Hardware
- High Quality German-made Spring Loaded Rack Clip System with Center Lock