Posts in the Tech Category

Built to Last: the Mission Workshop Arkiv in Waxed Canvas

Arkiv 20L Waxed Canvas

Mission Workshop has been making well designed, functional, and rugged bags, right here in the USA for the better part of a decade. The Arkiv backpack is everything we’ve come to expect from Mission Workshop and has some interesting features that are worth mentioning.

It’s modular. The Arkiv backpack can be a standalone bag or you can add pockets and accessories via a built in attachment system. Optional add-ons include: pockets, organizers, cell phone holders, and a laptop sleeve. The Arkiv’s flexibility means that you can customize your bag to your day to day needs as well as add on to it for added capacity when you need it.

Waxed canvas. Waxed canvas is a tried and true waterproof fabric, is easy to maintain, and can last a lifetime if properly cared for. In...

MIPS Helmet Technology: What It Is and Why You Need It

Until very recently, when a customer was shopping for a bike helmet at our store, we could confidently tell them, “Choose one that’s comfortable, lightweight, and well-ventilated; they all provide the same level of safety.” That’s because since 1999 U.S. law has required that all bicycle helmets sold in the United States meet the same standard, which is set by the CPSC, or Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The CPSC standard (you can view the entire thing online here) ensures that all bike helmets meet the following criteria:

  1. They do not block the rider’s vision.
  2. They do not come off when the rider falls, or during an accident.
  3. They significantly reduce the force to the rider’s head when the helmet hits a hard surface.

CPSC helmets really do work. When you wear a CPSC approved bike...