Yes, it's a fanny pack and John Cardiel wears one ... because they are so damn useful! The Shank was made to carry tools on ride and keep your wallet and keys safe at night. It has an internal divider to keep contents organized. The Shank is part of the Cardiel Travel Series, a three-bag travel system designed in collaboration with skateboard legend and track-bike savant, John Cardiel. Made for John’s simple, resourceful, creative, and self-sufficient travel style, the three-bag system can be used in tandem or on its own — answering to every need from a two-hour ride to a two-week trip.
FIT:1”-wide integrated belt doesn’t dig into your waist while you ride and tucks away when not in use
Dimensions:11” wide, 5.5” high, 2” deep
FEATURES:• Internal divider for organizing travel documents, tool kit, cell phone and other small stuff
• Integrated, internal key loop
• Easy-access U-lock holster
• Weatherproof, 1050-denier CORDURA® Brand outer shell
• Weatherproof, military-grade, 18-oz. truck-tarpaulin liner
• Nylon 69 thread and waterproof-urethane YKK zippers
• Made in USA
Some of our favorite reviews
Shank Review4/26/13 by PaulThe hip pouch to destroy all others!! Waterproof zippers to ensure no beer or water is able to get inside and super comfortable to ride on a perfect day from bar to beer garden with out having to carry a bag. Has plenty of room for my flat repair kit, just in case , and room for my phone, wallet, and a road beer. The U lock holster makes sure I'm never without protection and if I want to get all Euro with it I can even ride it over my shoulder, sling bag style. Couple that with the fact that is integrates to the outside of the Cardiel Fortnight and I will never leave home with out it. Shank: Kill or be Killed!!
Shank!4/26/13 by CarlosI was excited about this bag from the moment I saw some teaser photos of the Cardiel bags. I got to see the bag in person at the Cardiel Launch Party in SF and I couldn't leave without getting this bag. That day I had taken my camera (Panasonic GF1 with a 20mm lens) and was carrying it in a small day bag. It was raining and I was worried about my camera getting wet. I took a look at the Shank and saw it was a perfect fit for my camera.
I had intended to use the bag as a shoulder bag, but it doesn't hug my body the way I hoped and it doesn't feel right. But as a hip bag it is awesome! The bag is so comfortable, I hardly notice it is on me, unlike when I carry a day bag. Now, I can throw my camera in the bag and go anywhere without thinking about it too much and worrying about my camera getting wet. I'm a pretty skinny guy so the straps would hang, making me look like i had on a karate belt, i took care of this by slipping hair ties around the straps to keep them from hanging.
Right now I've just been using it to carry my camera, but in the summer time I plan on skateboarding with it on. I hate taking a bag with me when I skate, but I hate skating with my keys and phone in my pockets. The Shank is the perfect size for my keys, phone, ipod, skate tool, and a water bottle.
Awesome4/26/13 by Nate SoudaniThis bag is awesome. I use it all day long! its has just the right amount of space for your wallet, keys, classes, and even room for a PBR on the go.
the only one thing I dont like is the strap, a hangs, makes you feel like a 12yr old on th playground. I used a black rubber band as a quick fix for this. so far so good.
If you tinking about getting this bag do so. its worth the cost.