A few years back, my husband Ken MacLean and his good friend Craig Coulombe got tired of getting their dress clothes wrinkled on commutes from the suburbs to downtown. They put their heads together, borrowed a sewing machine, and developed the ultimate bike commuter bag. They spent years putting the bags together by hand in the basement, and were slowly building a solid customer base.
Reid Hemsing took the company over in 2010, and has taken it to a new level. He scored a giant victory when MEC agreed to stock 2 Wheel Gear’s signature product, the classic 2.0 garment pannier. It’s a suit bag, that has a hook for a hanger and space to keep your clothes freshly pressed. It has spots for toiletries, a sleeve for a laptop or iPad, space for a packed lunch, and spots to affix lights. Its tough, weatherproof, and utilizes a German clipping system that allows quick and easy removal. Reid is in position to become a Canadian success story.
Consider 2 Wheel Gear bike panniers when looking for a unique Father’s Day gift.
Important dates to remember:
Calgary Bike To Work Day — May 1, 2015
Bike To Work Week — May 25-30, 2015
First ever Bike 2 School Day — June 2, 2015