This gallery is a mixture of custom items for customers and stuff I’ve made for myself, in no particular order. I’ll keep adding to it as I get around to it. I can accept custom orders on a limited basis at time allows, so if there’s something you’re interested in, please contact me.
New Today!! The Dill Pickle Gear SuperMini Saddlebag!
All new just for today, Dill Pickle Gear makes an unbelievable breakthrough in lightweight gear. The price is unbelievable, because the bag is just that amazing!
The all-new, ground-breaking Dill Pickle Gear SuperMini Saddlebag is designed just for the discerning minimalist weight weenie.
It has the same great features as its larger cousins, such as mesh side pockets and reflective trim, but weighs in at an ASTOUNDING 0.5 oz!
It is perfect for credit card touring, in that it has enough room for a credit card. And some cash, a convenience store discount card, and your keys. Well, one key.
The SuperMini is available only in hot pink, because if you are not man enough for a hot pink saddlebag, you should really get something bigger to carry your baggage. You know, like spare tubes and tire levers and tools and stuff.
Gallery of Assorted Color Combinations
The most common color choices for Dill Pickle Gear bags are what you'd expect: Black and gray, navy and gray, black and red, etc. But here's an assortment of others you may or may not have thought of:
Another Assorted Gallery
I’ve been meaning to add more to the Gallery page and haven’t gotten around to it, so here’s some more stuff in no particular order:
Dill Pickle Gear Standard Recorder Gig Bag – 9 slots that fit soprano through tenor recorders, plus a separate compartment that can fit oversized scores, a folding stand, etc, including an internal zippered pocket plus pencil slots, and an accessory pocket on the outside as well. Please inquire about current availability.
This was a padded backpack gig bag for historical flutes.
Those two boxy handlebar bags lower down the page look like they’re the same size, but they’re not! Here’s the blue one, along with its matching Large Saddlebag. In case you are thrown off by the scale, that is NOT a small bike:
Lastly, a photo of the most involved “custom project” I have ever undertaken. I’ve been meaning (well, for going on five years now…) to write a whole page about the process of making it, since other people’s blog posts about similar projects were absolutely invaluable to someone with plenty of experience making bike stuff, but not so much this: It was my sister’s wedding dress.
Custom Recorder Backpack... and it's for sale!
Custom recorder backpack:
This was a big, involved custom order. The case portion of it is like a fatter version of the standard Dill Pickle recorder gig bag, but with an additional, removable set of slots in the middle. The “bag” portion of it is expandable and long enough to easily hold a bass in another case if you want. There’s an additional compartment on the back for a laptop or sheet music. It has ergonomic straps designed for a taller person, a sternum strap, an hip belt, and a padded handle, as well as numerous exterior pockets and compression straps. Basically, this bag has it all.
And actually, it is for sale! The customer who ordered it decided to go with a roller suitcase instead of a backpack. It is in pristine condition and has barely been used. If you’re interested, contact me and I’ll put you in touch!
A couple of boxy rando front bags
These were two different custom orders. The backs are angled to match the angle of Nitto front racks, so that the tongue of the rack can help support the bag without the need for an additional decaleur. The blue one was enormous! The green one is celery and navy, and you can see it on its matching Rivendell here.
They both have cuesheet windows on the top; for reference, the viewable area is about the same between the two of them, believe it or not.
Jake was looking at a backpack kinda like this in EMS, so I made him one for his birthday. I borrowed it at one point and decided I liked it, so I made me one too. They are expandable via side zippers, plus two different compression straps on each side. also have laptop slots against the back accessible by a zipper on the side that doesn’t really show in the photos. I’ve found mine to be very comfortable to carry, even with a large load.
About eleven years ago, I made myself an Ultrex winter jacket with a Cordura yoke and 2″-wide strips of reflective tape. After wearing it every day all winter for eleven years, I decided it was time for a new one. So I made us matching jackets, from the same pattern as before. Here you can see the old one with the new ones. Mine’s blue, Jake’s is green. This time they have reflective material at the wrists for signaling turns, as well as the pit zips and back vent I made before.
The third picture demonstrates the jacket being put to the test in a blizzard. 🙂
Custom rack trunk bag
This one was from awhile ago. It has a sleeve for the “tongue” on the end of the rack, angled to match, with additional lash points on the lid and a strap to go around the saddle rails in case additional stability is required when it’s full. I particularly like the black and tan together.
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