Vaya Bag Saddle Bag

Vaya Bag Saddle Bag

Vaya Bag Saddle Bag

Tianna Meilinger founder and owner  of Vaya Bags was at Baltimore’s American Craft Council Show again this year. It’s always nice to see her and check out what’s new with her creative recycled-material messenger bags, purses, panniers and accessories. Last year I got a medi messenger bag which I use a lot. It’s comfortable to carry, easy to adjust and for me, the perfect size.  It works well for multi-modal commutes and as an airplane carry-on too. This year I wanted a small saddlebag. I wasn’t sure if she still made them, but indeed she had the cylindrical bag with her, set up as a handlebar bag. She was ready to customize one as a saddle bag, adding on my requested rear light loop. About a week after I sent her the measurements for my saddle’s loops, the bag arrived. It attaches easily, is convenient to open and close, and holds a fair amount for such a compact bag.  My tool roll’s design is too bulky for it so it goes in the rando bag. As it’s made from recycled tire tubes this bag is waterproof, as are all Vaya bags (I think!).

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