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We recently spoke with a very loyal fan named Dean and had to share his story with all of you. Dean has had his MP bags for a little over 15 years and is still using them every day. Here is a photo of his old but tough friends:
“When I first started bike messaging I started out with a bag loaned to me from an ex bike messenger friend at the time. He told me to get a bag when I got paid and said to stop by this one shop on south Wabash (Chicago) and pick up a Manhattan portage bag. He was pretty specific and said the bag I was using had been “through hell” and he had it for a long time (Apparently a Manhattan Portage bag…).
A few weeks went by and I stopped by the shop he mentioned. I asked the store worker if he had Manhattan Portage bags and he pointed over to various bags hanging from the ceiling. The conversation was rather brief since he was working on a bike and looked to be the only one there. He finished our conversation with “These wont fail you, I won’t carry any other brand,”and went back to working on a bike.
15 years have passed. I’ve graduated to motorcycles and have traveled around the United States with these bags. They have held up to rain, snow and extreme weather. I’ve used them to carry laundry, groceries, small pets, engine parts; used them as makeshift pillows. I actually gave one of the bags as a gift to one of my nieces, she’s still a bit small for the bag but she will grow into it.
I have looked at other companies bags in the past, but the combination of kick ass customer support and the overall construction of the bags keep me with Manhattan Portage.”
Here are some photos of Dean’s bags:
Dean takes his MP bag on all of his motorcycle trips!
Thank you so much, Dean for sharing your story with us. We appreciate customers like you more than you know.
Hey guys! We made it to Vegas to the MAGIC Marketplace Trade Show and wanted to show you a few photos as a little sneak peak. So far everything is going smoothly and we are having a lot of fun!
Stay Tuned.. more photos and info from the MAGIC Marketplace trade show are coming your way soon!
1. Most likely you have a dresser full of clean laundry from your weekend laundry routine.
2. You have fun weekend memories to make you smile throughout the day.
3. It’s the start of a new week, so if last week wasn’t so good- you can turn it all around.
4. Monday starts with M and so do M&Ms- and who doesn’t love M&M’s?
5. If you like sports- Monday Night Football!
6. New Week- New You. Start a new workout routine or bike to work.
- What is one thing YOU like about Monday’s?
Cheers to Monday!
Although we love the song, “Empire State of Mind” by Jay Z and Alicia Keys- we have to admit New York City is way more than a “Concrete Jungle.” There are so many fun things you can do outdoors in this city, and sometimes people just forget. Don’t worry, we are here to remind you:
1. Central Park- There are so many outdoor activities in this 843 acre park. Here are just a few: Rent a kayak, have a picnic, play baseball, go for a run, rent a bike, or go to the zoo.
2. Play Mini Golf at Pier 25 in Tribeca: With the view of the Manhattan skyline as your backdrop and only $5.00 per game, you can’t really go wrong here!
3. Soar Through The Sky at Trapeze School NYC - This activity is only for the brave. The staff makes sure you are having fun and are safe at the same time. Prices start at $47 per class. Looks like fun to us!
4. Cool off at the Gansevoort Hotel Outdoor Pool- Every Sunday this trendy hotel opens it’s doors to the public for the rooftop pool party. With house and trance DJ’s, a cocktail in your hand and your friends by your side, it would be almost impossible to have a bad time!
5. Hang Ten at Rockaway Beach- If you are a beach bum who wants to just lay in the sun, or if you want to catch a wave on your surfboard, Rockaway Beach has it all. It takes about 45 mintues to get to this beach from Manhattan. Take subway: A, Rockaway S to Rockaway Park–Beach 116th S.
What’s your favorite thing to do outside in NYC?
Last week the owner and CEO of Manhattan Portage, Su hwei Lin took a trip to Austin Texas to speak at Austin Achieve Public Schools “Back to School Night” and we wanted to tell you a little about the trip.
Austin Achieve’s mission is to prepare East Austin’s children to attend and excel at the nation’s top colleges and universities. Additionally, they aim to work with other educators and institutions in Austin to raise the level of success for all students.
Austin Achieve wanted to provide their inaugural 6th grade class with backpacks and school supplies so we stepped up to provide the students with Manhattan Portage backpacks so they can go to school in style. The students were very happy and appreciative of their new bags.
Here are some photos of the students with their new bags:
There are so many ways to help others and give back in today’s society. You don’t have to be rich or own your own business to assist. You can do something as simple as helping someone carry their groceries, adopt a pet, cheer up a friend when they are down- the list goes on.
For more information on Austin Achieves and on how you can help click here: Ausin Achieves!
We hope this article has inspired you to do an extra good deed this week!