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Truckasana

$90.00

With grippy Toughtek® pads designed to hold your yoga mat, the Truckasana is the ultimate yoga tote. It's great for knitting and crocheting, too!

19 liters (1160 cu. in.)

Wilderness Green Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon
Nebulous Grey Ballistic/Acuity 200 Halcyon
Ursa Brown Ballistic/Ultraviolet 200 Halcyon
Black Ballistic/Taiga 200 Halcyon
Deep Blue Ballistic/Coyote 200 Halcyon
Black Ballistic/Tidal 200 Halcyon

Description

The Truckasana is a mid-sized Truck tote. A slightly larger size is the original Truck, and if you’ve got a lot to haul, check out the Monster Truck. If you're going for a small outing, check out the Pick-Up Truck.

Our spies have informed us that some of you (we shan’t name names here) were shamelessly using our Truck tote as a yoga and gym bag. Such unauthorized use is highly frowned upon. However, we decided that rather than reporting you to the Bag Police, we’d cover for you and design a tote bag even better suited to the task. Hence, we offer you Truckasana.

The Truckasana is based upon, and roughly the same size as, you guessed it, the original Truck tote. However, a deeper look will reveal some features and functionality you haven’t seen before, design elements that Tom has developed for his as yet-to-be-released Gym Bag (which, SPOILER ALERT, looks almost nothing like the Truckasana.) So there you go: some ideas from the past, some ideas from the future…. wait a second: there’s no past and there is no future, and it’s likely this has already happened before. Spooky!

What makes the Truckasana specifically a yoga bag? The body of the tote is contoured to form a cradle into which your yoga mat (or foam roller) will nicely repose; just drop it between the handles / straps and away you go. 

So, how does it accomplish that mesmerizing feat? Via two grippy spots integral to the inside top edge of the Truckasana; these spots are made of Toughtek® fabric and have a small amount of foam padding in them. The padding raises the Toughtek® fabric a bit proud of the surface fabric, enhancing contact with your yoga mat or roller.

When you lift your bag, the Toughtek® pads contact and gently squeeze your yoga mat / foam roller and hold it in place. Will you be able to toss your bag into the back of your car all higgly-piggly, and expect your mat or roller to stay in place? Can you swing your Truckasana around like a crazy person and know that it and your crazy person yoga mat are held firmly together? Um…. no. But, if you’re just walking down the street, or hauling your yoga mat, blocks, water bottle, blanket, strap and other accoutrements from one room to another, or to your back or front yard to practice outdoors, it’ll work splendidly.

Like its kin the original Truck, it’s divided into three big compartments: the allocation into these compartments of clean clothes vs. workout clothes vs. street shoes, etc. —  we leave this up to you. After that, the Truckasana has the features and build-quality you’ve come to expect from us: finished seams, YKK zippers, cushy Poron foam handles. We gave zipper closures to the front and back pockets, thinking you might like a bit of added security for your phone, keys and what-not. It’s got 8 O-ring tether points to help you keep track of small stuff in Organizer Pouches and on Key Straps.

What’s with the name, you may ask? The Sanskrit word āsana translates to posture in English; when we’re talking about postural yoga, we’re talking about āsana — and we’re also talking about the Truck, so we figured the name Truckasana made at least some sense for this bag. 

Our friend Rose who studies yoga, yoga philosophy, Ayurveda and Sanskrit and practices Iyengar yoga has been sharing her feedback with us about the Truckasana; she noted "It’s perfect to fit in all my props. The design is brilliant! I use a yoga mat but 80% of my Asana are done on blankets since I do Iyengar. I cannot wait to carry this regularly to all my classes, Yoga seminars and events. I am also a “low waster” so I carry steel canteen water bottles, Bombay style tiffin, cutlery and napkin. This bag serves both my purpose. I can carry everything I need everyday." 

Rose also translated Truckasana into Devanāgarī script for us — ट्कासना । 

You can, of course, use the Truckasana as a regular ol’ tote bag; those Toughtek® spots will likely do well in nestling a jacket, roll of paper, tripod, or other such items in place. 

Speaking of other uses for the Truckasana — you may have noticed the photos and video of our friend Gerri using the  Truckasana as a bag for crochet supplies. One of the many cool things about the Truckasana is that it can do double and triple duty: not on your way to yoga class? Use the Truckasana as your knitting or crochet bag. Not knitting or on your way to yoga? Use the Truckasana as a grocery bag.

Materials

Specs

Dimensions

17.3" (w) x 12.0" (h) x 11.0" (d) / 440 (w) x 305 (h) x 280 (d) mm
Handle Length: 22" / 560 mm

Weight

525 Ballistic: 16.8 oz / 475 grams
1000d Cordura: 15.9 oz / 450 grams

Volume

1160 cubic inches / 19 liters

Total O-Rings

8 (6 in the main compartment, 1 each in zippered compartment)

A Note on the Measurement/Volume Ratio Compared to The Truck:
Though technically only a little shorter (top to bottom) than the original Truck, the Truckasana has roughly 20% less usable volume because the top is effectively cut-away to create space for your yoga mat, foam roller, winter coat, whatever. The volumetric measure of the Truckasana does not include this space.

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Our bags are designed and sewn right here in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

That allows us to be control freaks in the best way possible; we have direct control and oversight of the quality of our materials, our products, and the jobs and working environment that we help create. It also offers us a unique spontaneity: when we have an idea for a new product or accessory, we can design it, figure out how to build it, add it to our website and be ready to ship it out our front door all within just a few weeks. How cool is that?

Intrigued? You can find out more about the unusual way we do business on our Company Philosophy page.

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If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it for free. Repairs due to normal wear and tear or due to other things that are not our fault will be performed, when possible, at a reasonable charge right here in our Seattle factory where your bag was made. Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and almost always evident while the product is still new. Keep in mind that bags and packs are often subject to extreme wear in everyday use: do not expect them to last forever. Only true love lasts forever! You can expect a TOM BIHN product to give years and years of hard service.

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Perfect to take to the gym

Have been looking for this bag for so long. Glad to have found it. Works perfectly to carry yoga mat, block and other items to the gym.

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Great size for a knitting bag. I hesitated between this and a bag with a closure, but this works really well with the yarn or travel sacks in the side and a larger project in the middle.

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It is the best knitting bag ! Highly recommend. I called before I bought and Great customer service, They all deserve a raise !!!

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Holds my crochet or knitting project perfectly so that what I need is organized and easy to access.

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Absolutely love it, as I love all my Tom Bihn products. I will probably use it mostly for knitting, but you never know - I could branch out to something completely wild, like crochet. Or quilting.

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