Katharina cyclebags by Basil: stylish cyclebags full of nostalgia and stylishly vintage
With its new Katharina collection, Basil, manufacturer of stylish bicycle accessories, rides on the popular vintage trend. The most striking aspect of the series is the new feminine design which is perfectly in line with the atmosphere: it's a sunny day, and you are cycling along the many quaint antique shops you can find in our cities. You're looking for that pretty grandmother's dinnerware to complete your collection, or that comfy old sofa that will add style to your living room. To be honest with you, the pictures of Basil's new cyclebag series say it all…
For its Katharina collection, Basil found inspiration in the warm cosiness of yesteryear. This nostalgic atmosphere is reflected in various trendy shops that display the most beautiful old objects, from antiques and curiosa to the most exciting vintage. The Katharina collection would perfectly fit there. The Katharina products are made of washed-out and recycled canvas. The combination of material and print results in a fabulous vintage look, adding a personal touch to the style of the bag's owner.
Elegant shoulder bag doubles up as cycle bag
The new Basil cycle bag line consists of a double cycle bag and a single bag. The single bag looks like any 'normal' elegant shoulder bag, but the hooks that secure the bag to the luggage carrier are hidden in a zipped compartment. As soon as you take the bag off the bicycle, you zip up the compartment, concealing the hooks, and you end up with an elegant shoulder bag!
Saddle cover and bicycle crate cover
As finishing touches to the Katharine look, Basil also developed a saddle cover - made of waterproof material of course - and a large and small bicycle crate cover. This way, you can carry everything on your bicycle vintage-style.
[Re]cycling is now a brand in the world of bicycles
With the Katharina line, Basil gives old materials a new lease of life. For that matter, Basil has been incorporating various eco-friendly applications in its products for a number of years now. That is why the company has registered the word '[Re]cycling' (for bicycles and bicycles accessories) as a brand with the trademark agency, unique in the world (of bicycles). This logo will appear on more and more Basil products. It is the ultimate proof that the materials were recycled, posing less of a burden on the environment.