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We met up with our pals Mike and Eric from Banjo Brothers in Las Vegas. They were gracious enough to spend a good chunk of their time shooting the breeze with us and telling us about some of their new products.

But first, the costumes. As you may remember in years past, Mike and Eric often had the very best costumes on the show floor…from tracksuits to loungewear. This year, they went with what I am referring to as “hayseed chic”:

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Their most exciting new product is this convertible backpack-to-pannier:

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The top flap swings both ways, serving to cover the pannier hooks on one side, and the backpack straps on the other. Presto changeo!

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This bag will retail for around $89, if my memory serves.

Banjo Brothers also had a couple of very chic dry-waxed-canvas bags…urban style and lots of functionality in a sleek package:

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Let’s not forget their Minnehaha Bags line, too — classic styling in waxed canvas and leather:

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It was great to talk to Mike and Eric — they’re good guys who are passionate about what they do, and they are always SO nice to us! Check out their full lineup by visiting their website.


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