Sunday, 16 March 2014

Wrenchmonkees x Sandqvist

We were sent this press release...

It was a through a genuine interest in motorcycles that Swedish fashion brand Sandqvist Bags and Items first encountered Danish custom build Wrenchmonkees in summer 2013. When Sandqvist founder Anton Sandqvist met Wrenchmonkees founder Nicholas Bech, a design collaboration was a natural extension of their discussion about the lack of functional and attractive motorcycle bags. 

The bags are made of thick, black canvas with leather detailing.  The backpack holds a 15-inch computer and has a built-in aluminum frame that can be securely attached to a motorcycle as a pannier. You can just as easily sling it on your back. 

'I am a dedicated motorcycle builder, so collaborating with Wrenchmonkees is like a childhood dream. I love their brutal and pared down bikes, says Anton Sandqvist, who founded Sandqvist in 2004. 

'We had previously considered developing a motorcycle bag for our new Yamaha project, but lacked the expertise. The pieces just fell into place when Sandqvist visited us. Their simple and smart style was the perfect fit. The deciding factor for us was their knowledge of how to make sustainable and durable bags,' Nicoloas Bech says. 

The bags will also be on display at motorcycle fairs around the world on Wrenchmonkee’s version of the Yamaha model SR400.

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