Monday, November 26, 2012

:: Holiday Schedule 2012 ::

Please check out these dates to make sure that any items you are ordering as a gift arrive by Monday, December 24th! These dates are for standard UPS ground shipping (bags) and USPS Priority Mail shipping (accessories). We can offer quicker turnaround/shipping if you need it, but you MUST contact us directly BEFORE ordering the item!

So, with that out of the way, here we go....again, please be sure to contact us if you have any questions!

For in-stock bags (any of the Single or Double strap bags in the SHOP section):

For shipments to Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota: Your order must be placed by 1pm EST on Monday, December 17th.

For shipments to South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Alaska: Your order must be placed by 1pm EST on Tuesday, December 18th.

For shipments to Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Georgia, Alabama, Florida: Your order must be placed by 1pm EST on Wednesday, December 19th.

For shipments to Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, NewYork (outside of NYC), Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan: Your order must be placed by 1pm EST on Thursday, December 20th.

For shipments to New York City (ONLY NYC!), Pennsylvania. New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland: Your order must be placed by 5pm EST on Thursday, December 21st.

For in-stock accessories (any of the accessories in the SHOP section):

For all domestic shipments, your order must be placed by 1pm EST on Wednesday, December 19th.

For custom-built accessories (any of the accessories in the BUILD YOUR OWN section):

For all domestic shipments, your order must be placed by 7pm EST on Monday, December 17th.

For any custom-built bags (any of the single or double strap bags in the BUILD YOUR OWN section):

We are guaranteeing delivery by Monday, December 24th on all custom bag orders (without graphics) that are placed by 7pm on Friday, November 30th. After this date, we cannot guarantee delivery on time for the holidays unless you contact us first. PLEASE do not order online before contacting us, then email us saying you need it done faster. We will do our best to accommodate late orders, but we do have limited time, and we may have to charge extra for quicker turnaround and/or expedited shipping.

For any custom-built bags that include graphics:

You need to contact us directly, as soon as possible, if you are going to have even a chance at getting the bag on time!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

:: The Brand New R.E.Load Saddle Roll ::

This summer it seems like we've been getting almost daily requests to make some sort of saddle we've done it! Our new Saddle Roll is a simpler take on our long-running Pro Tool Roll, with three large slots for wrenches, multi-tools, tire levers, patch kits, tubes, or whatever you may need for simple fixes. Roll it up, and full-length Velcro® will keep everything securely closed while you thread the nylon webbing straps through your seat rails and back around the entire roll. Click in the National Molding® quick release buckle, and you're good to go!

The Saddle Roll is available now in the updated Tool Rolls & Pouches section of our website, along with the original Pro Tool Roll and brand new Tube Pouches and Simple Pouches.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

On Saturday, July 21st, we are happy to be hosting the opening reception for Mark price's installation in the DETOUR window! Come through, 7-9pm, and check out the work and talk with Mark! The R.E.Load backyard will be open, featuring the usual treats!

Press Release: 
Our Age / Ruined Monolith
Mark Price
Detour at Reload
608 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price’s work speaks to a deep-seated human fear of groundlessness and change. We seek stability and a world we recognize as sane and reliable, and Price’s work won’t give it to us. Instead he offers incomplete warnings of a shattered future in gestures that pierce the picture plane, flattening it into jagged shards that we strain to recognize. A silhouetted character appears from time to time in the work, functioning as a reminder of the fragmentary and incomplete nature of consciousness. In Price’s installation, our own experience can no longer be trusted. The high-resolution screen through which we view things has shattered into stuttering and razor-sharp hi-contrast graphic regions. Fragmentary bits of a larger situation, his collages emerge into a three-dimensional plane that feels tentative, vulnerable, and hyper-real. 

“Price’s visual world consists of both appropriated scenes and personal machinations of pure imagination. In it are fragments of collected, distorted, and replicated artifacts—an arrangement of shadows in a parking garage, the sinister implications of a computer error message, and the menacing pattern of caution paint at a Hong Kong toll plaza…The result of this combination is a hypnotic tour of where our psychological and information architecture collide.” - Maxwell Neely-Cohen

Mark Price (b. 1981, Detroit) lives and works in Philadelphia. His work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. In 2009 his work was selected by curator Aaron Betsky for inclusion in the internationally recognized Confines exhibition at the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern. His work is represented in New York by Kesting / Ray.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Tenth Annual R.E.Load Maypril Fools Fun Ride: an update!

We're pleased to announce that things are coming along smoothly for the tenth iteration of our legendary Maypril Fools event! Thanks to some generous sponsor donations, we're even able to extend guaranteed, limited edition tees for pre-registration up through May 5th! Pete Whitney from Outlaw Print Co. has shown me some of the designs, and they're pretty awesome.

The Fun Ride has never been about speed, and has always been about all kinds of riders having a good time together and partying their way through the city. We encourage anybody with a bike to come out and join in!

If you're thinking about doing this event, we heavily recommend pre-registering now so you can lock up the free tee. If you wait until the day of the event, chances are about 90% that you wont get one. We've got an amazing after party planned, with two floors of DJ's at the Barbary, lots of stops with drink specials, fun checkpoint tasks, and general mayhem. And prizes. Lots of great prizes, from Cadence, Fabric Horse, Outlaw Print co., Chuey Brand hats, Hanford Cycles, Bicycle Revolutions, and the Mollywoppers NYB! There's really no reason to miss this one. Check out just one of the bags you might win below, then go register here!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

:: Maypril Fools 2012 & Our New Website ::

First up, we have a brand new website! It's been a TON of work, but hopefully it will be worth it. We've got new sizing charts and illustrations, more pics of people using the bags, higher quality photos, and much easier navigation in general. Please drop us a line and let us know what you think!

Secondly, we're in final preparation for our Maypril Fools Fun Ride!

We're proud to announce that our TENTH annual Maypril Fools Fun Ride will be taking place Saturday, May 12th! This is the longest-running scavenger hunt event around, and our focus is always on fun as opposed to speed. We invite riders of all sorts to take part! Basically, you'll be given a manifest (HUGE list of checkpoints) aound the city to ride to - some of them real, some of them fake - and you route yourself as you see fit. Some checkpoints will be as simple as answering a clue from the manifest. Other checkpoints will require you to pull of some task or stunt, where you will be judged on your performance and scored accordingly. In the past we've included stuff like tricycle racing, karaoke contests, drawing contests, etc. There are also several stops at bars and venues around Philadelphia, and at the locations of several of our friend and sponsor companies around town. The winner is the person who has the most points at the end of the race. Regardless of whether you are going for the win, or just hanging out and taking it easy at a few checkpoints, you're guaranteed to have a great time!

We always make one-time run of limited edition tees for the event, and this year is no different. We have Pete Whitney from Outlaw Print Company making the shirts this time around. For fifteen bucks preregistered by May 1st, you'll get event entry, a tee shirt, and entry to the after party at the Barbary (featuring cheap drinks and two floors featuring several dj's). After the prereg deadline, tees are NOT guaranteed (probably only about 10% of people who register late or day-of will get tees), so register now!

Tenth Annual Maypril Fools Fun Ride
Saturday, May 12th
Registration: 12pm at Penn Treaty Park
Race Start: 2pm

After Party Presented by Get Bent
The Barbary
Drink and Food specials!
Featuring DJ's M.A.D Cat & The Snalien on the first floor
DJ's Lexx and Argo on the 2nd floor
Award ceremony around 7pm

Sponsors include:
Chuey Hats
Fabric Horse
Hanford Cycles
Get Bent
Bicycle Revolutions

more to come!!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

:: Free Shipping and Tee Shirts ::

For a limited time, get a free tee shirt and free shipping to the continental US on any "Build Your Own" bag orders! And free shipping to the continental US on any orders over $69 in general! We've got tons of stock right now, so take advantage! Check it out NOW!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

New Waxed Canvas Colors and the New 2012 Flight Pack!

We've been big fans of waxed canvas as our alternative outer material for quite some time. However, waxed canvas - at least, U.S. made waxed canvas - has always been a bit problematic to stock in our usual plentiful color palettes, due to price and availability. Well, we're happy to announce that we've managed to grab a few extra colors in some small quantities from our local supplier! We will now be stocking black and brown as available colors for our Build Your Own Bag section, with gray, tan, olive, and navy blue making appearances on select bags in the Waxed Canvas Collection as supplies last.

As a tie-in to the new waxed canvas options, we're going to be revealing our redesigned 2012 Flight Packs! We heard a lot of clamoring for bigger front pockets, so we've made the switch to a bellows-style pocket (similar to those found on our other bag models). While the main compartment of the Flight Pack continues to feature our amazing, soft, and light weight waterproof fabric lining, the main outside pocket is made of our standard vinyl liner material for added structure. Similar to the Megapack pocket, we've added quick release buckles so that the pocket flap can be clipped down securely (which is important, as the rolltop design of the bag means there's no main flap to cover the pocket itself).

The shoulder straps have also been revised (and actually, this goes for ALL of our double strap models). Slightly thicker padding, with a slightly narrower overall profile. Swiveling hardware at the strap ends means that no matter what the load, or how you prefer to adjust the straps, they will always be at the ideal anatomical angle for comfort. The straps of course still feature adjustable sternum straps, webbing for attaching cellphone holders and other accessories, and D rings for carabiners or whatever.

Finally, we've adjusted the sizing on the Flight Packs to correspond a little better with the other models in our bag lineups. The "Small" size remains the same at 1110 cu. in., pretty much in line with our Small Civilian. And there is a new "Medium" model, which comes in at 1326 cu. in. with the flap rolled up. Packed up nicely, it has roughly the same volume as our Civilian single strap model.

We're really looking forward to the full release of this new lineup, a wonderful mix of awesome materials and design improvements that are making R.E.Load bags better than ever! You can now build up a Flight Pack in much the same way as our single strap bags; starting from a base model with no pockets. Add inside and/or outside pockets, choose your materials and colors - even for the shoulder straps - and any additional features you'd like. Check out the website for these new models throughout the next 24 hours!

Monday, February 06, 2012

:: In the Shadow of the Mountains ::

This Saturday, February 11th, we're proud to be hosting the opening reception for the new Detour window installation by Lizzy Janssen and Elizabeth Garvey! Come through and check out the beautiful window! Stay for some treats and a chance to grab some handmade items from the artists!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

:: "That and That" Reception this Friday ::

This Friday, January 6th, from 7pm - 10pm, we will be hosting a reception for Kris Chau and James Ulmer's "That and That" installation! A new set of mobile paintings especially created for the Detour window! Come through and check it out!