Now Hiring: Full Time Manufacturing Position

_DSC4863Are you looking for a highly creative and immersive work environment?

Swift is excited and proud to be expanding its team. This full-time position incorporates with an incredible work team at a company that has committed to reimagining American Manufacturing. We are looking for hard workers, creative minds, collaborative spirits, and passionate makers.

Read more on our position page

Ocean Air Cycles and Swift Industries redefine the Randonneur Bag

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The Docena Demi-Porteur bag brings contemporary design and technical fabrics to the randonneur front bag. The Docena bridges the gap between a tall rando style front bag and a full sized Porteur bag.  Designer and owner of Ocean Air Cycles, Rob Perks, pushed traditional standards by widening and adding height to traditional randonneur dimensions, and by incorporating design elements from the technical outdoor industry.

Specs: Dimensions of the main compartment are 28cm tall x 21cm deep x 30 cm wide. Designed fit 1 dozen eggs, and deep enough front to back to fit a second dozen as needed.

Outstanding Features: External u-lock pocket, internal partitioning panel, roll closure front access opening, top flap with vinyl map window allows touch activation of smart device screens.

Small batch production: The Docena Demi Porteur Bag is sewn by Swift Industries exclusively for Ocean Air Cycles. Martina Brimmer, lead designer and owner of Swift Industries, worked closely with Perks to draft the highest quality, lightweight rando bag on the market. Swift Industries is recognized within the bicycle industry for expert design and small scale in-house production.

Ordering: For sale at Ocean Air Cycles. Preorder live from September 2nd to September 20th, 2014. Limited to 15 piece batch. http://store.oceanaircycles.com/products/docena-demi-porteur-bag

Please contact Ocean Air Cycles with ordering or product inquiries.

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Bicycle Camping Trip almost full!

 

 

Swift Industries will be leading a fantastic overnight bike camping trip with Seattle’s very own evo! We’d love to spend the weekend rambling the Kitsap Peninsula with you. Sign up quick, there are only a few spots left.2014-7-22_bike_camping_kbi_03

September 13th and 14th, 2014  8:30 AM

Come ride thirty-five miles with us to Kitsap Memorial State Park on the beautiful Hood Canal. Experience the freedom of carrying your own gear, explore along the way, and camp for the night on the water. Join evo, Traitor Cycles, and Swift Industries for an overnight bike adventure.


bicycle camping with evo + swift

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September 13th and 14th, 2014  8:30 AM

Come ride thirty-five miles with us to Kitsap Memorial State Park on the beautiful Hood Canal. Experience the freedom of carrying your own gear, explore along the way, and camp for the night on the water. Join evo, Traitor Cycles, and Swift Industries for an overnight bike adventure.


Get ready to hit the road with two introductory courses taught by the adventurous folks at Swift Industries

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The Range Tour: Outfitted pt. 2

The packing list is always in flux–usually until the moment we hop on our bikes to start the adventure–and is determined by pretty simple factors

  • how long the trip is
  • how remote the route is
  • what time of year we’re heading out

So, here we are, taking off

  • for ten days of really challenging terrain
  • into the middle of nowhere. We’ll have a 145 mile section without any services.
  • in late July

We’ll need to move self sufficiently with light and compressible gear, and carry enough  food for three day sections at a time. We shouldn’t need to worry too much about cold nights, but I run a little cold in the backcountry from constant exposure. Layers are key. Rain gear is a must, and protection from sun and bugs are a priority. Continue reading

The Range Tour: Outfitted

 

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Thanks for checking out the RangeTour2

We’ll be getting ready to skip town. Check out the route we’ll trace, the gear we’ve chosen, and how we plan to carry what we need for ten days in the mountains.

 

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The Range Tour: Route

 

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The goal is to circumnavigate Olympic National Park, staying as close as possible to the park boundary, on forest service roads and single-track trails.

We’ve been working out the logistics for weeks, leaving our sewing tables at Swift to spend evenings hunched over our maps, guides, and computers–hunting for roads that circle the Olympics. This adventure comes right on the heels of Oregon Outback for good reason: we know that the terrain and distances we are getting into will be really demanding and Outback seemed like the perfect route to flush out our gear and get inspired.

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