Bike Boot Bicycle Storage

Kathryn Carlson's sophisticated bicycle storage system was inspired by the "boot" of a car.
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Kathryn Carlson

$225.00

Kathryn Carlson created by

Kathryn Carlson

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Biking around London as a student, Kathryn Carlson found juggling cargo and stowing it securely between stops a distracting dilemma. Inspired by the function of a car trunk—or a boot in British parlance—she invented this sophisticated bicycle storage system. Easily installed to most standard bike racks, it features a weather-tight top made from marine grade wood and a locking mechanism that keeps valuables safely stored. When open, it offers a large central compartment and two pannier pouches on the side, giving you multiple options for toting everything you want to take along for the ride—a six pack and snacks, yoga gear, or office essentials. The system includes online key registration to replace your keys in a snap if they get lost. With thoughtful and stylish details like an impact-resistant ABS plastic shell and reflective racing stripe, it's a jaunty cycling accessory for students, commuters, and urban errand runners. Made in Boston.

Kathryn Carlson

created by

Kathryn Carlson

Kathryn Carlson can thank her grandfather for putting her on her first bike, though she wasn’t so pleased at the time. For her sixth birthday, he gave her a baby blue bike with a banana seat when she really wanted a Strawberry Shortcake model. She quickly grew to love the bike as she found independence on the south side of Milwaukee, biking to the beach near her house and later cycling to her summer job. Kathryn first conceived of the Bike Boot while biking to class at the London School of Economics. She wished her bike had a lockable car trunk, or 'boot,' as they're called in the UK. With the idea still simmering in her mind, Kathryn moved to Boston where she worked in finance, cultivated a deep love for urban cycling, and started designing prototypes. She became so passionate about the idea of bringing the product to market that she quit her job to focus on its development. The Bike Boot was launched through a Kickstarter project and her idea became a reality. It combines her style, her passion, and her pragmatism into a singularly smart product that makes it easier for people to use their bikes for everyday life.

Made in the USA
Made from
nylon, brass, wood, ABS plastic
Measurements
15.75" L x 12.5" W x 8" H
Care
Wipe clean with rag or sponge. Silicone-based lubricant can be used on the hinges to ensure smooth travel.
Notes
Click here to see the Buca Boot FAQs.

Click here to see the Buca Boot Installation Information.
Item ID
43704

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