After the launch of WOTANCRAFT’s EASY RIDER & NIGHT RIDER sling bags, many bikers have approached us with ideas on their ideal “EDC (everyday-carry) bag”.
Bikers appreciate the convertible space & 3-point stabilization features in the EASY RIDER / NIGHT RIDER, but they just need it to be more “compact”, so that the bag wouldn’t cause weight instability during high speed rides.
MINI RIDER is created as response to these biker’s wishes, a design stemming from the EASY RIDER bag, with additions that expand EDC potentials.
MINI RIDER allows a new carrying style for bikers- “chest carry"- compared to other WOTANCRAFT bags with 3-point stabilization system.
You can wear MINI RIDER 180 degrees around, placing your essentials easily accessible at chest area, while not having too much bulk between your body and the gas tank.
Sling carry provides more comfort when the MINI RIDER is expanded and fully loaded.
With the 3-point stabilization system secured, the MINI RIDER will not slide forward when you lean down during your bike rides.
When travelling on-foot, you can choose to shoulder carry or hand carry the MINI RIDER bag.
For women to use the MINI RIDER as a handbag, detach the main shoulder strap, leaving only the auxiliary strap to serve as a grab handle.
MINI RIDER shares the same space-expanding concept as the EASY RIDER / NIGHT RIDER bags, using leather strap fastener and stud hardware to hold the folded bag structure.
To release the full extent of MINI RIDER’s capacity, simply detach the leather fastener from the stud buckle.
The expanded interior of the MINI RIDER can fit as much as an Leica M camera with lens attached, plus your daily essentials.
If you want to carry cameras with better protection, use the MAGICIAN camera wrap (optional accessory) half-enclosed, to act as a padded insert for your gear.
See "OPTIONAL COMBO" menu on the top and bottom of this page, for combo price for MAGICIAN camera wrap.
The interior back plate also features a hidden zippered pocket, with dimensions accommodating passports and boarding tickets.
The exterior pocket is meant to be used as stash pocket, for small items such as keychains, card sleeve or coin changes.
To better accommodate the requirements of biker’s EDC needs, WOTANCRAFT made the interior padded back plate Velcro compatible medical grade micro-fiber.
With WOTANCRAFT’s optional “Interior Module” accessories and hexagonal divider plates, you are able to precisely design your own EDC assortment, from generic keychain / wallet / cellphone placements to survival tools such as folding knife / flashlight...etc.
See "OPTIONAL COMBO" menu on the top and bottom of this page, for the list of Interior Modules available.
When you are sprinting on a bicycle with your torso leaning down, the body of a shoulder bag can easily slide down to your belly, causing instability.
The common solution with an auxiliary strap for 3-point stabilization requires a quick release buckle, but we felt that it is too "modern" for our taste.
WOTANCRAFT's auxiliary fastener uses thick leather, with small hook buckle attached at the end.
The base end of the fastener will be buckled to the leather shoulder pad, with multiple holes for adjusting length, making sure that the auxiliary strap is not too tight or loose.
When riding, clip the auxiliary strap to the "stud buckle" on the leather shoulder strap pad.
The auxiliary strap will wrap around the arm, stabilizing the bag to the upper back. This reduces the "bounce" when riding at high speed and the bicycle starts to bump, giving the rider more stability and focus.
WOTANCRAFT’s vegetable-tanned full-grain cowhide leather has a distinctive battle-distressed look, which accentuates the bag with an “out of the ashes” antique vibe.
When you bend the leather, the oil among the leather fibers will be squeezed and shift, causing the surface to manifest a temporary dual-tone color. This is called the "Pull-Up effect", which greatly enriches the character of our cowhide.
Pull-up effect color shifts, leather patina development, coupled with the natural skin pores of thick full-grain leather… these remarkable features give our leather an iconic "vintage soul", which is like nothing you've seen in common chrome-tanned leather materials.
Years ago when designer Albert Yuan wandered across leather tanneries in Tuscany Italy, he stumbled across a type of leather that spoke to our hearts: an unevenly corrugated surface, like calm waves in the sea, contours that made the material so expressive and alive.
The artistic feature in this Italian cowhide leather is done with "hand crunching", a time consuming after treatment performed by artisans in a small tannery. You will never find 2 pieces of hand crunched leather with the same pattern.
Soft velveteen fabric is used as lining for WOTANCRAFT’s premium full-leather bags, to deliver an exquisite sense of texture quality.
The smooth hand feel is superior to usual cotton canvas fabric, and the visual aesthetics is also more layered, calling to our inner desires for sensual comfort.
WOTANCRAFT knew from our camera bag making history that to build a reliable heavy duty bag, the generic poly or cotton based thread simply wouldn't hold.
We've adapted the "Bonded Nylon" thread commonly used for leather boots or saddles, a thread type based off the ultra tenacity Nylon 6,6 yarn with protective coating against chemical and elemental corrosion, designed for leather products that needs to sustain use and abuse.
Dimensions (Width x Depth x Height)
expanded exterior: 21 x 11 x 14 cm
expanded interior: 20 x 9 x 13 cm
exterior zippered pocket: 20 x 12 cm
interior zippered pocket: 20 x 12 cm
± 0.8 kg
vegetable tanned cowhide leather
cotton velveteen fabric lining
high-strength zinc alloy & brass hardware
bronze YKK Zippers with rustproof coating
high-density EVA foam padding (back plate and inner pockets only)
main bag x1
detachable shoulder strap x1
detachable auxiliary strap x1
cotton dustproof bag x1