SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — The Industrial Designers Society of America has awarded an International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) to the Timbuk2 Mission Cycling Raider Pack, a commuter backpack developed by Timbuk2 in collaboration with San Francisco's Mission Cycling Club.
The lightweight pack was developed for performance riders who want to do fast-paced rides on the way to or from work. It received a Silver Award in the IDEA Personal Accessories category.
"IDSA is the voice of the industrial design profession, and to receive a Silver Award amidst competition of this caliber is an enormous honor," said Greg Bass, Timbuk2's director of product and design.
The Raider Pack was named after Mission Cycling's Tuesday and Thursday morning "raids" rides to the top of the Marin Headlands before work. Among other features, the pack has a removable folding board to keep work shirts crisp and a dedicated shoe pocket to quarantine riding shoes from other gear. It retails for $79.