I have a couple of bag designs that have made it to paper, and before I take them to the next steps, pattern and sew, I am looking for a little feedback on the concept.
I generally ride with a bag system that is a hybrid between the traditional canvas French (handlebar)and English (saddle) touring bags and modern bikepacking gear. I have had an itch lately to make the bags easier to get off and on the bike for loading and unloading throughout the ride. Then it dawned on my that if I am going that far why not make the system so that the bags can clip together for ease of carry. That cascaded into a harness system, with a nod towards some of the tactical gear, that would allow you to pull the front and rear bag off and clip them, either one at a time or individually, into a wearable system. Front bag would be between 500 and 800 ci, and rear would be 580 ci. Each with a couple of external pockets.
The system would serve a double purpose. I use the bike and gear for every day transport, and it would be nice to have the bags pop off and come with me in a wearable fashion when I lock up at my destinations. Second when touring, being able to leave the bike at a non-ridable trail head and hike in for a day or night or two, then back out to the bike.
Is this nuts? is it likely better to keep hiking gear and biking gear separate? Or am I an a path that others have thought about as well?