Security blanket for your bike – the bike blanket

(image: kickstarter/© Matt Franks)

(image: kickstarter/© Matt Franks)

Not only Linus needs a security blanket. Sometimes your bike needs one, too. The bike blanket is a cool little gadget for all who love their bike.

If you have to change often the location of your bike with car, bus or train you will be familiar with this problem. A bicycle bag or even a hard case is bulky and it takes a long time to cram the wheel there. And sometimes you even have to the dismantling the bike to fit it in.

And when you get on site? Where should you just leave your bag or case? Could be a problem. Indeed it is not every time a complete protection of the bike necessary. One wants only prevent that the toolbox hits your beloved frame inside the trunk. Or if in the train more bikes must be parked side by side. Then, when the beautiful clear coat of your Carbon racer gets a big scratch from the Dutch city bike next to yours … bad mood is guaranteed. A pure protection for the frame must be found.

That would have roughly been the considerations of Matt Franks when he came up with the bike blanket. It is a web which is to protect the frame with very small packing dimensions.

The assembly is easy to accomplish in less than one minute. Just hook the bike Blanket into the fork. Then pull it over the top tube, make a curve to the rear dropouts and then goes on the bottom bracket to the front again to the fork. It‘s fast and should protect the most important parts of your bike.

Rolled together, the protection just so small that it would fit into the pocket of the jerseys. To prevent a wear out of your jersey pocket I would rather try to use a cup holder for transport.

With 39 £ plus shipping and taxes I think we have here a fair price / performance ratio. The Early Birds are to be delivered in July. That sounds sporty. One would have to know how fast the makers are with their sewing machines. Since no technological innovations are in the game and no injection mold must be created I can imagine that you can certainly hold the bike blanket in your hands by the end of the season in 2016.

Easy to install in 4 steps (image: kickstarter/© Matt Franks)

Easy to install in 4 steps (image: kickstarter/© Matt Franks)