Monday, June 3, 2013

Post-Memorial Day/ Summer Kickoff Blowout Sale!!

Yerp, thats right. 20% off all inventory in the web-store. Sale ends 6/14 so you've got a bit of time to squirrel away some $$ after paying your rent. Don't sleep on it too long though as quantities are limited!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

2013 MayDay sale!

Black Friday,Easter,Christmas? Pfft, Mayday is comming Y'all! One of the only holidays worth celebrating (imo). So that means SALE TIME!!! Tell yo friends!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Free Shipping on all Domestic US orders over $40 through the end of the week!

Yup that's right, spend $40 or more and get yourself free S&H! Act fast, as this promo will end at the close of the week (4/7/13)!! Head on over to the web-store, save yourself some $$$ and gear up for summer!

Enter Promo code: "FreeShip!" at chekout!

Offer only valid to domestic US customers only.

LOTS of Updates!!

Well, I don't know about everyone else, but I'm sure as hell happy that spring is upon us! Back to enjoyable riding weather, and not having to wear multiple layers and thermals to get from A to B without freezing. Next thing you know we'll be riding home from last call, in shorts & tshirts!

Stock has been slowly getting updated on the site in preparation for summer. Lots of black hip pouches, as well as some great looking earth tones & duckblind camo!

Messenger Bags Have also been updated (with many more to come). Now featuring Black reflective tape!!! Also Available is a really clean looking Navy Blue ballistic base featured currently on the Tan messenger bags with more amazing color combos to come!

Last but most certainly not least, the Transient Cell pouch has gotten a much needed sizing update! Introducing the Cell pouch 2.0. Now big enough to fit those pocket computers you call phones, and the ruggedized cases that accompany them! Pictured is an Iphone 3g in an Otterbox Case. Newer smartphones are a bit thinner, wider, and some are a bit taller. All of these factors have been taken into account for this great new pouch! While the pouch has been updated, the price has not!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Oh My Deer!

Back in 1949 My Great-Grandfather built a house in a field on Main St. in West Newbury MA. He died a little over 35 years ago. Growing up, I spent a lot of time in this house, spending time with my great-grandmother, and my grandmother.

Today my Grandmother remains as the only occupant, and sadly it is time for her to sell the home, and move into something more suitable. She's currently cleaning it out, and trimming the fat (so to speak). Going through generations worth of keepsakes and knick-knacks. 

She called me about a month ago, and told me she came across something that I might be interested in..My Great-grandpa was not only a carpenter, but also a hunter and she had found a box of tanned/treated deerskin pelts that had been leftover from the last hunting season before his death. "Great-Grampy Macy" was the kind of hunter that respected it enough to use everything  She told me that they were in great shape, and asked if I thought I could do anything with them. I typically tend to shy away from animal based materials, but I told her I would love to take a look at them, and depending on the shape of them, I would see what I could do. 

Well, they arrived in the mail last week, and I was absolutely blown away. Honestly, when I talked to her over the phone, I didn't really give it a second though. Like I said before, I've never used animal based products, nor wanted to go out of my way to do so. With that said, these salvaged skins are absolutely beautiful, and I still can't get over the shape of them at almost 40 years old. 

So thanks to my Nana, my Great-Grampy Macy's hides will be living on through a small limited run of Deerskin Transient products. Stay tuned!


Buckskin has launched, and is available on the site!

***UPDATE 2!!!***
That was quick! Less than a week and they're gone. Sorry to everyone that held out!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

End of Summer Sale!

All Items in store 15% off through 9/30 using promo code: "Fall12" at time of checkout!

Just in time for fall, I've updated the selection of messenger bags (with more to come). Be sure to grab one now and save yourself some $$$!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Rally Time!

 So this past weekend turned out to be quite the experience over here in Bmore. Local moped club The Baltards hosted a rally that I had the privileged of sponsoring, but also attending! Here's some photos of the event, and a sick custom Messenger bag that got raffled off (along with some other great gear!).

This past week hit the ground running for me to get ready for an entire weekends worth of awesome. In order to do so, I needed to wrap on some pending orders, and get the Rally Prizes together. After a last minute opportunity, my friend Dan over at Pizza Party Printing (check them out, they do some sick posters, and shirts!) help out by screening the rally bag! This guy has a pretty killer home-office if you ask me. Basement work it honestly where it's at people! Look close and you can see the Baltards screen clamped to that spiffy 6 color press of his!

Head on Past the break for loads more photos!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Now Taking orders in Black!

Yeah you heard right. Black standard will now be made to order, so you don't have to wait around for batches to become available, and hope you're lucky enough to grab one. Get your place in line now for the tried & true Transient Standard colorway.
Hip Pouches are Black cordura & Black liner, while messenger bags will be Black Cordura with yellow liner. Left shoulder strap bags are available for no additional cost, just shoot an e-mail within an hr of placing your order to let me know!
For now production time will be 10-15 days from receiving your order. I'm going to be getting this down to a 5-10 day turnaround soon, just keep in mind these are hand made in-house.

The first 10 orders for Black standard products are entitled to a 10% discount using promo-code: BlackBag10

Colorways will still be produced by the batch, and become available as they are listed on the site.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Web-Store down temporarily

Hey Everyone. Having some difficulties via Paypal, and unfortunately (and stupidly) it is integrated into our site as the only means of processing payments. Until it gets worked out, the web-store is going to be down for a little while. If you have already placed an order, do not worry as all pending orders have shipped. Updates to follow shortly. Feel free to drop a line with all/any questions to

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hey Baltimore!

Quick update for you Charm City locals out there.Transient Bag Co. is now being carried @ Joe's Bike Shop in their Fells Point location! They scooped up a bunch of messenger bags, and medium and large hip-pouches. Be sure to head over and try some Transient Bag Co. gear on in person!

Before I moved to LA, Joe's was operating a single location up in Mount Washington right outside of Baltimore city proper. I made it up to this shop a few times, and always loved their selection. Upon retuning to Baltimore, I had learned that they had opened up a second location in the Fells point neighborhood downtown.
Monday was the first time, I had gotten a chance to check  it out, and WOW! The location is great, being 1/4 block from where Broadway turns to cobblestone.The size of this shop is incredibly deceptive from the side-walk. All of that changes the second you open the door. Down a small hallway, the shop blows out to a HUGE space! Loaded with a great selection of cycling related goodies, and a great sized work area!

Be sure to stop in and check it out for yourself. Tell them Transient Bags sent ya!

Joe's Bike Shop
723-B South Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
(443) 869-3435
Mon-Fri 10am-8pm
Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 12pm-5pm

Monday, June 25, 2012

End of the Month Sale!!

Yup. Between now and the end of this month, all domestic orders will receive free shipping! Place your order like you normally would (you will initially be charged for S&H). If you live within the continental US, you will receive a refund for your cost of S&H within 24hrs!

Jump on it now, to save some $$ and pick up some new gear to make all your friends jealous this summer!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Updated Stock!

Hello Everyone! Just a quick update to let you all know, webstore stock has been updated with some killer new colorways!
Follow the link to see what else is new!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Add the new FB Profile as a friend and enter to win a $50 credit at the web-store!

LISTEN UP FOR A CHANCE TO WIN a $50 Transient Bag Co Credit!
Starting today there will be a new ongoing promotional contest for you facebook friends out there! Here's how it works.

Every 100th new friend of the page up to 1000, will receive a notification message thanking them, and letting them know that they have won a $50 credit at!

Here's where the existing friends come in. If someone you refer sends a message along with their friend request stating who they were referred by, you will also receive the same amount in credit in the webstore!

How you like that for incentive? All you need to do is spread the word, and make sure to tell your friends to mention who sent them when they add Transient Bag Co! It's a win/win when you think about it. Not only could you potentially get $50, but you can also stay on top of new products/colorways, and sale announcements on a daily basis!

From now on, friends requests will be responded to once a week, just to keep everyone guessing, and keep things fair. Where it stands, we're only 28 requests away from the first in a hopefully long list of winners.

Spread the word, Tell your friends, and Stay tuned!
Limit 1 gift card per participant.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hey Baltimore!

This weekend the Charm City Craft Mafia will be hosting their bi-annual PILE OF CRAFT fair, and Transient Bag co. will be there representing in full force! Lots of new messenger bags that have yet to be listed on the site, as well as an updated back-stock of various smaller items. Be sure to drop by and check out some merch in person (or just say hi and load up on some stickers!).

Saturday June 16th 10am-5pm
2640 Saint Paul St. Baltimore MD 21218


For all of you out-of-towners that are not fortunate enough to visit in person, be sure to check out the website on Monday or Tuesday for some updated stock on the site, and some new colorways! Updates to come.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Y'all Ready for this?

Consider this your heads up. Just in time for the weekend, I will be adding a new set of Messenger Bags in various colors to the site this evening. They will be available starting tonight at 6 EST. Here's a sneak peak of the " Gone Huntin' ..." Series that I have just wrapped on. And for all of you that have been waiting on some Black bags, I will have a load of those available as well. Get on them while they last!


Head on over to the store to check them out once they go live!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Medic Bags are up!

First and foremost HAPPY MAY-DAY EVERYONE!! Second, thanks so much to everyone that placed orders last month. In case you missed the blog posts and/or were'nt paying attention, 10% of your order went towards Team Bikeage and they're efforts for raise money for Moveable Feast's Ride for the cure! If you're still interested in helping out, head over to their donation page, and chip in!

Last but not least, the long awaited Medic Bags are up! The pre-release went quick, so be sure to jump on this if you want one. Only 3 pieces per size will be produced in this color combo, so be sure to grab your while you can! Due to a slight snag in limited trim quantities, Medium and Large hip Pouches will not be released for a few more days. More bags to come in the following week, for all of you holding off for black bags, be sure to check back in next Monday!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Hey Everyone! I've been getting a lot of e-mails from people waiting on more messenger bags. Sorry for the wait, I've had a few 90% complete, and had to wait a bit longer than expected on a shipment of buckles, so I could wrap on them. I've thrown a few Purple Bags on the site.

 I'm also stocked on some great new colorways, that I will be constructing over the next two weeks, and will be releasing at the beginning of May. Yes Black on Black will be back in stock shortly, as well as some other great color. For those of you waiting on the Medic Series, you've only got 2 more weeks to go! Be sure to jump on them, because the first round sold quick!

And don't forget, 10% of all sales from this month, will be donated to the Ride For The Feast benefit, so get on it, and help to put some $$$ towards a great cause!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Quick Update

Hi everyone! I hope all of you are enjoying this great spring weather we've been having. So I've uploaded 1 Large Purple Messenger bag to the site that is ready to ship, and have 3 more purple Messengers in Small and Med, that are 90% complete, and coming in the next day or so. Unfortunately I ran through my stock of buckles WAY faster than anticipated, and am waiting on a shipment scheduled to be here in the next day or so.

Otherwise, if you're looking for some Messenger bags, the great folks over at Transit Bikes in Dallas, can't seem to keep them on the shelf! They just placed an order to re-stock their supply of small & med bags ranging in colors. So if you can't wait, shoot them a call and scoop one up. They take orders over the phone, so have no fear if you aren't local to the Dallas area.

Keep an eye out in the coming weeks, as I'm stocked back up on a great color range of Cordura, and will be working feverishly to whip them up into bags, to list on the site! And don't forget to check out the expansive stock in hip & cell pouches! Everything you see on the site is complete, and will ship to you within 48-72hrs (72 if you order on a friday night) of your order!

And don't forget, 10% of all orders this month, will be going towards helping out Team Bikeage, participating in a 140mi Ride for the Feast (see previous post), benefit ride! Thanks everyone, for all the support, check back soon for more updates!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Moveable Feast Benefit. 10% of all retail sales through April are being donated!

So right around this time last year, a good friend of mine (and great tattoo artist) Matt Taylor, told me about this benefit ride that he was doing with a few of his friends. The ride is 140mi from Ocean City to Baltimore MD, over the course of 2 days. This is the "Ride for the Feast" benefit, for a charity called Moveable Feast. Now that Transient Bags is back in full swing, I've decided to chip in this year. Here's a good shot of all the riders that participated last year.

Moveable Feast is a great Baltimore-based charity helping to provide meals to low income HIV/AIDS patients as well as others with life threatening conditions.

Transient Bag Co will be donating 10% of all retail sales through the month of April towards their cause. Meaning, when you pick up anything from our web-store, you'll be chipping in as well! Their team name is "Team Bikeage". Here's a great photo of Team riders Sherry and Steve!

If you're a Descendents dork like me, you should appreciate the nod towards a great band. They made some awesome t-shirts last year to help benefit the ride, and have some left over.

After talking with team member/organizer Sherry, she has informed me that there are still some shirts left over in various sizes from last year, and they are still available! So even if you aren't in need of a bag from us, shoot her an email (,and for a donation of $10+ toward the team, she'll hook you up!

Link to Moveable Feast: HERE
Link To RFTF Home Page: HERE
Link to Team Bikeage Donation Page: HERE

It's been quite a busy week!

After a week of stenciling, cutting, and stitching, I've wrapped on a nice little batch of pouches to help beef up the stock in the web-store! Head on over to check out the new inventory, and keep your eyes peeled next week for some more messenger bags!

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Today is the final day of the 15% off sale. Be sure to save some $$ and grab yourself a new Messenger bag or Hip Pouch, in time for summer!

Check back tomorrow, for updated stock in all pouch sizes, and color combos. I just wrapped on a batch of around 120 Pieces, and will be spending my day editing photos, and updating listings. You all should see the new merch on the site at some point tomorrow.

And finally, 10% all proceeds from retail sales through the month of April, will be donated to a local Baltimore cycling team getting ready to ride 140mi for a great charity. Stay tuned for a proper detailed write up tomorrow!

Swing on over to the store and grab some new gear!
Enter Promo Code: NOSNOW at time of checkout, to receive 15% off your entire order!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sale ends in 4 days, same some $$, get some new gear, and get ready for summer!

Thats right everyone, the end of March is nearly upon us! That means (depending on when you read this) there are only a few days left to save 15% off your entire order!
There are still a few medium Messenger Bags in stock, with more to come, in a week or so. I have also just about wrapped on a 130 piece batch of smaller pouches, and various other goodies, so expect to see the stock and color selection in the store to grow in time for summer!

Enter Promo Code: NOSNOW at time of checkout for 15% off your entire order!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Limited Edition Medic Series

Just wrapped on a few of these and they look AMAZING! It all boils down to a personal preference, but I have always found that some things become better and more appealing with age, be it Bourbon, a bike, or a messenger bag.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Black Messenger Bags in stock!

Ok everyone, I have 2 Black messenger bags in stock and ready to ship in the store. I only have 1 small, and 1 medium currently, so you best get on this quick if you want a standard black bag, and don't feel like waiting.

 I also have 12 other bags that are 90% complete, and once these black ones sell, I will be able to order the remaining materials needed to complete the rest of this batch. If you're waiting for something with color, help spread the word on the black bags, so I can get more up on the site!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Belts are back!

For a limited time, available in some great colors for you people out there! Black is back for good, Orange and pink are available in limited quantities. Get on them while they last!
Head on over to our shop to pick one up!