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Pearl Izumi works with Looptworks to make upcycled cycling products

Published September 26, 2022

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pearl Izumi is working with Looptworks to offer big bags and other products made from upcycled excess materials from Pearl Izumi's production.

The limited-edition collection includes five items: a ride wallet, seat bag, convertible handlebar bag/hip pack, stand-alone hip pack, and a duffle bag.

"We were excited when Pearl Izumi reached out to us to collaborate on reuse for their high-quality excess jacket materials. This collaboration exemplifies the shared values between Looptworks and Pearl Izumi of diverting excess textiles from landfills and conserving natural resources," said Ron Hawk, the director of partnerships for Looptworks.

"Our Looptworks collaboration reflects our commitment to reducing our impact as a performance gear brand. Upcycling is putting would-be waste back into the value stream as goods that have their own useful life," said Jason Fryda, Pearl Izumi's merchandise director

The Upcycle Ride Wallet ($30) can store personal items, including a smartphone, credit card, and car keys. The Ride Wallet can also serve as an option to store a flat kit, with enough space for a tube, CO2, and tire levers. The dimensions are 7" x 3.5" x 1.5" and fit in a cycling jersey pocket.

The Upcycle Seat Bag ($35) fits securely under the saddle and seat post and can hold a tube, CO2, tire levers, and emergency cash. The seat bag dimensions are 5.5" x 3" x 2.5.

The Upcycle Handlebar Bag ($60) is an option for on, and off-bike storage needs when traveling or running errands. It can also be worn as a Hip Pack. The multi-use bag features an adjustable and removable webbing belt, a front zip pocket, side slip mesh pockets on each side, and a mesh storage option in the bag's interior.

The Upcycle Hip Pack ($45) can be used to store various items such as a flat kit, smartphone, wind jacket, and snacks. The pack features an adjustable waistband, double side quick-release buckle, internal mesh pockets, internal slip pockets, an external carry strap, front zip pocket, and a secure main storage zip closure. The dimensions of the hip pack are 9.5"x5.5"x2.5".

The Upcyle Duffel ($65) can easily fit riding shoes, knee pads, gloves, and a change of clothes. Features of the duffel include two internal pocket bags, two external side zip pockets, a front zip pocket, webbing handles, and an internal zip pocket. The dimension of the duffel is 32" x 15" x 13".

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