The Spring Equinox is finally upon us, and even if it may not feel that way quite yet, now's the time to get excited for the prospect of all of those warm weather activities we've been missing. Anyone who knows me know that I'm a pretty dedicated biker when it comes to my commute, so when a colleague sent me a link to the Buca Boot, I knew it was something I needed to share with our readers. Read on to see why I love it so much — and to get your dose of Spring inspiration!
Any Anglophiles out there may recognize "boot" as a British term for a car trunk, but ALL of us know that no matter what you call it, the trunk or backseat of your car tends to be a messy place where you can securely toss just about anything you might need for the day — a change of clothes, an extra pair of shoes, books, snacks, whatever. Buca Boot founder Kathryn Carlson was always lugging this same stuff on her bike between classes at the London School of Economics, the gym, and dinner with friends. She decided she needed to stop feeling like a pack mule and start feeling like a human again. It was after several years, a newfound love of urban cycling, and many iterations from her team of designers and engineers, that the Buca Boot was finally born.
What You Should Know
We've talked before about bike storage, but never about actual storage on your bike — and any urban bikers out there know that it is ESSENTIAL for a comfortable ride. In addition to its gorgeous design and easy installation, there are three main features of the Buca Boot that truly make it an outstanding addition to your bicycle :
- First, it's totally secure and each one comes with its own lock and key so you don't have to worry about theft. While it may be easy to install, it's difficult to steal.
- Secondly, it's totally weather-resistant, so if you aren't one of the lucky ones who can store their bike in their home, you don't have to fret about leaving it outside. Every part of it has been tested to hold up against the elements.
- And finally, its flexible lid makes it easy to maneuver for any sized load. Leave the top open for your large grocery bags or lock it up for your purse. The rip-stop nylon ensures that no matter what you're bringing, the boot can handle it.
All you urban bikers out there who want to ride in style (and if you haven't ventured into the biking world yet, not to worry, we've got you covered). Not only is the Buca Boot pragmatic, it's just plain gorgeous — and the beauty truly lies in the details. From the brass-plated zinc handles to the colorful nylon bags to the Marine-grade wood top, you are sure to be the most stylish cyclist out there.
Buca Boot - $225 on Amazon
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