UPDATE: The early winter round of bags has shipped and we are moving on to the next batch. Orders are open for the production run that will ship near the end of January 2017.
The Gray with bright colored trims has gone away. The trim was not workign well with the machines, i.e. would not make it on straight of clean.
In 2017 there will be some changes to the color lineup, but Black, Camo and Harlequin will still be there for sure. We are also working on a Docena Mk II that has the rear pockets removed, among a few other things that will make it play a little better with the wide backstop on Pourteur racks. For most of us, the Mk I Version is still close to perfect
The colors on the Harlequin bag are crazy vibrant and were giving me fits to capture with the camera. The orange is much more on the day glow side of the spectrum.
You can read about all of the details on our Doceana bag on our blog here. This product listing is for the pre-sales on bags that have a projected delivery of mid April. These bags will be made in batches of fifteen to twenty this year. Lead time on each batch will be about 6-8 weeks. Based on current interest I am thinking that the batches will likely sell through in about a week (just an estimate based on past spring sales, and a good reason not to think and wait too long) I will update the listing and inventory status as things move along. If it shows as available then the presale is on.
This collaboration project with Swift Industries has been in the works for well over a year now. With testing complete I am more than confident that the time is right to get these out into the world. The bag bridges that gap between a tall rando style front bag and a full sized Porteur bag. By Rando Bag standards this is a huge bag. It is both tall and wide. Wide enough to fit 1 dozen eggs, and deep enough front to back to fit a second dozen as needed. Overall dimensions of the main compartment are 28cm tall x 21cm deep x 30 cm wide. There is 37cm of space between the inside faces of my break hoods, while I do not have any problems with finger rub, I would not use the bag if yours are any narrower.
There will be some minor revisions to the final production version of the bag to improve the detailing, but the pictures show the finished product that is 99% of what you will get. The basic bag will have a gray body and pockets with trim options in Navy Blue, Red and Yellow. There will be an upgrade option for what I am calling a Harlequin bag inspired by the color combinations in customer Mike M's saddle bag. This will have a bit of gray, navy, red and yellow (possibly orange too). I like having fun with colors, and the Harlequin will go with all of the existing Rambler color ways.
The bag will need a traditional styled rando rack to support the bottom, as well as an upper support or decaleur. Neither of these items are included in the price of this bag. We are working on the pannier based hardware system shown on the prototype bag, but it is not yet ready for market.