WHAT'S OUR STORY?
We started Dry Patch to make fashionable, functional kit for commuters on 2 wheels, designed to fit lifestyles of people like us. We're not hairy bikers or Tour de France wannabes. We don't wear leather or Lycra to and from work but we do love the freedom of 2 wheels. We are not defined by our choice of transport. We choose 2 wheels because it fits our lifestyle.
So we started by asking the question "what do urban commuters on 2 wheels need, and what do they want it to look like?"
WE KNOW YOU ARE DIFFERENT!
Yes, Yes. We know that cyclists
, moped riders
are all different and special in your own ways. We also know that there can be a little animosity between us all at times. We're not going to ask you to start hugging
each other at the traffic lights, but we are
all 2 wheeled commuters and suffer the same conditions - from both the weather and other traffic.
Many of our products are designed to work for all 2 wheel commuters (even those people on "adult push scooters"), however, we will continue to create bespoke products specifically for people with pedals and people with motors.
MAKING FUNCTIONAL, FASHIONABLE
When it comes to our products, we have 4 key values: 1, it's kit you want (more on this below). 2, it is 100% functional - our kit works really well and is made of the best materials for the job. 3, it has to look great - there's too much stuff out there that works brilliantly for commuters on 2 wheels, that just doesn't look very good. 4, our kit will always be innovative - we believe innovation is the key to developing brilliant new products that disrupt the rest of the market.
FROM THE BOTTOM UP
We have started small, and our in house motto of "from the bottom up" isn't just a play on words. The reason Dry Patch exists is to create an interesting, innovative brand of kit for urban commuters on 2 wheels, that literally works from the bottom up.
We're all ears: Whilst we have lots of products in the pipeline, we want to create a conversation with you, and that means continually learning as much as possible about what you want, what you want it to look like and which styles and materials we use to make your kit.
WHERE WE GO TO WORK
We are based in London and have been commuting in and out of North and South London for years. We could bore you silly with the various pedal bikes and mopeds we have amassed... but we won't. Commuting in London's changeable weather conditions, as much as its filthiness, prompted us to challenge what was available for the 2 wheel commuter.
We know that we are just little pin pricks in the bottom of the 1.5 million 2 wheel commuters in London, but we dream of being big pricks.
WHO DO WE WORK WITH?
We spent 12 months designing and testing our kit working with some of the top designers in the UK and we will be drip feeding more and more products in to our collections. We also spent that time sourcing the best factories and materials for the kit we produce. After vetting literally hundreds of potential factories and going through dozens and dozens of samples, we have found two trusted partner factories that can create products of the quality that we require.
Our kit is made at the best factory in the Cantonese area of China. An area that has the reputation of having the best factories in the world for making high quality products, particularly in materials like leather and PU leather*.
*PU is polyurethane leather - what we call "imitation leather"
STALK US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
You can look at all the pretty pictures and terrifically insightful things we have to say in all the usual places. Click on the pictures below to choose your favourite, if that's your sort of thing.