With the start of the Giro D’Italia last weekend, everyone is going crazy for all things Italy. Nothing can be more Italian than bike brand Bianchi, so to help celebrate their 130th year of pumping out celeste masterpieces, Timbuk2 teamed up with the company to create a limited edition Prospect Backpack. The Bianchi Prospect blends the classic Bianchi celeste colors and Italian detail with the San Francisco made Prospect pack to create a timeless, limited edition bag.
The Prospect easily converts from a flap closure for easy access to a roll-top closure for expandable volume and better weather protection. In either configuration, a zipper on the back offers you on-the-go access to the large main compartment, including a separate tricot-lined pocket for your 15″ laptop or tablet. A front pocket provides storage for smaller items such as keys, wallet, and sunglasses, while an internal organizer safeguards your pens, phone, and business cards.
The waterproof TPU liner keeps your gear dry and is also easy to clean, while the airmesh ventilated back panel cuts down on the sweat factor. Strap on a bottle opener and you are ready to crack open a Peroni while watching the race highlights that evening–sucks to be the guy on the fixie.
What’s even better than a limited edition Bianchi Prospect? A Bianchi bike to go with it of course. Starting Sunday, May 17, Timbuk2 will run a sweepstakes where you can win your own commuter setup, including:
- Timbuk2 limited-edition Bianchi Prospect Pack ($159)
- Bianchi Vigorelli Steel Road Bike ($1,799)
- Knog Blinder Road Twinpack Lights ($64.95)
- Kryptonite Evolution Mini Locks ($59.95)
- Lazer Blade Helmet ($99)
Check out the Timbuk2 website on Sunday for more sweepstake details. Alè!