Paul Rodriguez will now be traveling in style courtesy of his latest sponsor, Incase. His new collection of premium skate bags will be in shops this October. Keep reading for the full press release…

Paul Rodriguez - Incase

INCASE UNVEILS THE PAUL RODRIGUEZ SIGNATURE COLLECTION

LOS ANGELES – August 7, 2008 – Incase, creators of premium carrying solutions, introduces a collection of high-performance skate travel bags with professional skateboarder and four-time X Games medalist Paul Rodriguez. Built of durable materials tailored to withstand the most demanding travel environments, this innovative three-bag collection provides a vast array of skateboard-specific storage options and truly unique functionalities. The Paul Rodriguez Signature Collection will be available October 2008.

Research and Design
Since the brand’s inception in 1997, Incase has led the industry in carrying solutions for Apple® products and beyond, providing technology and street culture enthusiasts with an extensive range of soft and hard-construction protective cases devoted to durability, ease-of-use and good design. With the creation of the Paul Rodriguez Signature Collection, Incase offers an elevated line of supremely functional, durable travel bags designed to meet the real needs of skateboarders.

“For more than a year, our design team has worked closely with Paul to develop a collection of bags that reinvent the standards by which the travel needs of skateboarders are met,” says Damon Way, Incase Chief Brand Officer. “Between our strong design sensibility and Paul’s eye for style and detail, this signature collection defines a new paradigm in the skate bag category.”

The Paul Rodriguez Signature Collection will be available in the fall through better boutiques worldwide. By merging skateboard-specific design with sophisticated, non-traditional materials and construction, the Paul Rodriguez Signature Collection brings together refinement and functionality.

For more information, please visit goincase.com. A special Paul Rodriguez section (goincase.com/paulrodriguez/) launches September 1.

About Incase
Founded in 1997, Incase is a California-based bag and case brand that creates and delivers innovative, performance-based products with clean, contemporary design for the technology, music and street culture communities. Incase is committed to designing carrying solutions that merge seamlessly with the lifestyle and needs of today’s consumer. Incase: A better experience through good design.

Paul Rodriguez Signature Collection: Technical Features

Skate Pack
•    1680D Ballistic Polyester construction
•    Custom P-Rod Multi-dot lining
•    Easy deck-loading with quick release buckles, skateboard compression bumpers and custom grip pads
•    Durable top-loading and side-carrying handles w/ built-in hidden pockets
•    Dedicated iPod pocket w/ faux-fur lining
•    Reinforced notebook protection with plush faux-fur lining
•    Padded back panel with breathable mesh and integrated airflow channels
•    Padded ergonomic shoulder straps
•    Adjustable sternum strap
•    Adjustable waist stabilizer strap
•    Padded hip straps w/ storage pockets and headphone port
•    Two primary storage compartments
•    Extensive array of variably sized interior and exterior pockets
•    Custom buckles w/ rubberized soft-touch coating
•    Heavy-duty, water-resistant YKK zipper pulls w/ closed-seam construction

SRP: $175

Skate Bag
•    1680D Ballistic Polyester construction
•    Custom P-Rod Multi-dot lining
•    Durable carryall handle w/ built-in hidden pocket
•    Heavy-duty YKK zipper pulls divide bag into four equilateral compartments
•    Split top compartment w/ mesh and wet/dry gear storage
•    Removable pouches for valuables and travel accessories
•    Bottom storage compartment accesses complete board setup
•    Dividers provide storage for extra boards
•    Two zippered compartments for spare trucks and wheels
•    End-loading leather handle w/ built-in hidden pocket
•    End-loading faux-fur pocket
•    Custom buckles w/ rubberized soft-touch coating
•    Slide-out tool compartment
•    Removable padded ergonomic shoulder strap
•    Custom buckles w/ rubberized soft-touch coating
•    Exterior zippered side pocket

SRP: $325

Overnite Bag
•    1680D Ballistic Polyester construction
•    Custom P-Rod Multi-dot lining
•    Durable top-loading and side-carrying handles w/ built-in hidden pockets
•    Reinforced notebook protection with plush faux-fur lining
•    Heavy-duty YKK zipper pulls divide bag into two equilateral compartments
•    Two primary interior zipper compartments w/ mesh paneling
•    Cargo compression straps and neoprene stretch panels for storage expansion
•    Exterior front pocket w/ interior zipper pockets
•    Tuck away padded ergonomic should straps
•    Custom buckles w/ rubberized soft-touch coating

SRP: $225