Park BW-1 : Backpack Workstation

written by J.V. Nixon

History:

, Park BW-1 : Backpack Workstation

Park Tool has been manufacturing bicycle specific tools since 1963. Based out of St. Paul Minnesota, they are the world’s largest bicycle tool manufacturer. A long-term dedication to quality, innovation, and customer service has made Park Tool the first choice of professional and home bicycle mechanics around the world.

Visit just about any bike shop and you’re bound to see Park Tools. Visit any race and you’re bound to see Park Tools being used. Designed for bikes, Park Tool continues to innovate and create new and beneficial tools for all levels of mechanics and enthusiasts alike.

The Product:

The Park BW-1 is designed around a backpack but is designed to be a mobile tool chest. Utilizing the backpack style, the BW-1 is easy to carry around and is very efficient at holding the bike specific tools securely. The BW-1 opens up completly and essentially resembles a mobile pegboard. The sides and bottom are supported by metal rods to give the pack a supportive structure and carry the load of the tools. The BW-1 does not come with any tools, but if you’re looking for one with tools, check out the Park Tool RK-41.

, Park BW-1 : Backpack Workstation

, Park BW-1 : Backpack Workstation

Features:

The BW-1 has tons of places for tools, tools, and more tools. They’re secured snugly with pre-sized elastic enclosures.

, Park BW-1 : Backpack Workstation

The sides of the BW-1 have drawstrings as well as pockets to store goodies in.

, Park BW-1 : Backpack Workstation

, Park BW-1 : Backpack Workstation

The BW-1 also houses several mesh enclosures to store loose pieces and more tools

, Park BW-1 : Backpack Workstation

The BW-1 has spots to place carabineers and other attachments to the back of the pack.

, Park BW-1 : Backpack Workstation

Build Quality:

The BW-1 has big straps and secure buckles. The large padded shoulder, chest, and waist straps work together to keep the pack weight secured to your back. No bounching or swinging with these in place.

, Park BW-1 : Backpack Workstation

, Park BW-1 : Backpack Workstation

The BW-1 when completly loaded with the tools feels very light on a back due to the reinforced backing and big sturdy straps. The weight is balanced nicely when it’s on your back and it easily makes 25 pounds of tools feel like 10 pounds.

, Park BW-1 : Backpack Workstation

Another nice feature about the construction of the pack is that it allows you to add more tools, tires, or other necessities once closed up. This comes in handy when wanting to throw in last minute items without taking the pack totally apart.

, Park BW-1 : Backpack Workstation

Availability:

The BW-1 is available for purchase now. At under $100.00 its a purchase your tools will thank you for.
Visit your local bike shop, or online retailer to purchase one.

Conclusion:

The BW-1 is perfect for mobility and organization. With the BW-1, your tools won’t be sitting on top of each other and every tool has a spot. It folds out quite nicely to allow for the tools to be easily seen and accessed. The BW-1 you might think would be heavy, but due to the sturdy structure and massive straps, it feels very light and is very portable. If you’re looking for a sleek effective way to carry your tools around or to the races, the BW-1 might be the answer for you.

Interbike coverage: Park Tool USA 2006 Interbike

Website: www.ParkTool.com

Contact information: 651-777-6868 or [email protected]


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