Our Favorite Urban Riding Packs by Mission Workshop

first_img 1 of 4 Mission Workshop Stay HydratedCyclists need water, but finding a way to carry that water without weighing you down is tough. The Mission Workshop guys have taken their 20 years of cycling gear knowledge and built a burly hydration pack that looks as good as it works. Four small pockets and a main gear holder complement the big clamshell opening for the actual hydration pack. Hip belt “wings” wrap around your body, keeping things stable, while the waterproof fabric protects everything inside.See It Next Mission Workshop 12 Best Travel Backpacks to Take With You on the Road Mission Workshop Previous Editors’ Recommendations In 1994, Bart Kyzar, Mark Falvai, and Doug Hudson formed Chrome Industries to make cycling bags and apparel. When they moved on from Chrome in 2009, Bart and Mark refurbished an old warehouse in the Mission District of San Francisco as a workshop for building gear as tough as it is beautiful. Thus, Mission Workshop was born.Jeff Roberts from Massif Mountain Gear Company specialized in creating advanced combat apparel for the CIA, Navy Seals, NASA, and teams that “don’t officially exist.” Roberts now runs the apparel design crew at Mission Workshop.From the Arkiv System for backpacks that debuted in 2012 to sleek new camera carriers and hydration packs for 2018, Mission has been quite busy in its workshop. Here’s a look at the best gear that the brand has to offer right now.Arkiv Modular Pack SystemBuild Your Dream BackpackModular backpacks have been around for a long time for military purposes, but have only recently made their way onto the urban scene. Adapting this MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) system the military, Mission Workshop created the patented Arkiv attachment.The base Arkiv packs come with either two, six, or eight rails to slide attachments onto. Thick metal clips on the modules slide onto these stiff webbing rails or on other modules. They’re easy to add, pop off, and customize.James AdamsonThe main pack has 20 or 40 liters of space with a laptop-sized pocket and one small external zip for quick access. It can be closed with a roll on top or just by folding the flap down; a huge buckle holds the whole thing shut. The exterior is made from super-thick 500 denier nylon with a urethane polymer for water and stain resistance.Go minimal with one or two pouches or all the way to eight or even 10 pouches for laptops, notebooks, hard drives, sunglasses, and travel essentials. The folio and laptop pouches, which hold larger books and computers, fit on the back of the pack and provide two additional rails for more modules. Small pockets fit on top of that or on the side of the bag. A rail on each of the shoulder straps on the front fits small pouches for cell phones or passports.See ItThe CapsuleKeep Your Glass SafeWith so many photographers using the brand’s bags, Mission Workshop designed a padded camera insert to fit with any packs 20 liters or larger (like the Arkiv). A large clamshell lid opens to reveal all your lenses and a smaller end-lid opens to allow you quick access to your main camera. You can also get the optional messenger bag straps to run with The Capsule alone.See ItThe Hauser The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Mission Workshop The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men 8 Sling Bags That Are More Than Just Man Bags The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Nowlast_img read more

At least 14 killed in California mass shooting

Hours later the police shot dead one of the three shooters fleeing on the SUV. There was exchange of fire between them.“I know there is an active scene, there were shots fired and a suspect is down,” Sergeant Vicki Cervantes of San Bernardino Police told reporters. “We have a domestic terrorist-type situation here. The suspects were armed with long guns. They came prepared to do what they did, as if they were on a mission,” San Bernardino Police Department Chief Jarrod Burguan told reporters at a news conference. After the attack, the three gunmen fled on a black SUV, witnesses said. “Congress has a moral responsibility to vote on common sense measures to prevent the daily agony of gun violence in communities across America. Enough is enough,” she said.“I refuse to accept this as normal. We must take action to stop gun violence now,” Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential, candidate said.Leading Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, who was in Virginia started his election rally with a moment’s silence in honor of the shooting victims.The FBI said that so far, it was unclear if the shooting was a “terrorist incident. (Courtesy PTI) In an interview to CBS news US President Barack Obama concedes that new laws can’t stop every mass shooting, but can “improve the odds they don’t happen as frequently”. “The US has a pattern of mass shootings in the US that have no parallel anywhere else in the world. The needs to be changed, he said”.In a statement, California Governor Edmund Brown said his administration will spare no effort in bringing these killers to justice.Noting that yet another American community is reeling from the horror of gun violence, Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader, said gun violence is a crisis of epidemic proportions in the US. A body could be seen near a bullet-riddled SUV, with dozens of police vehicles swarming around.Burguan later tweeted that: “Suspects are down, one officer wounded. Details still unfolding.”He warned residents living near the scene of the police confrontation with the suspects to stay in their homes. At least 14 people have been killed and 17 others injured after three heavily armed gunmen opened fire inside a centre for the disabled in the US state of California before fleeing the scene, officials said.The mass shooting took place inside a packed conference room located within Inland Regional Centre in San Bernardino, which assists people with developmental disabilities. read more