Media coverage


July 20, 2014
The Discerning Cyclist
Natril Gear Handlebar Bag – Review
“I love the functionality of the bags, but the wide range of fun and bright prints drew me in.”

July/August 2014 Edition
BizVoice Magazine
Cycle of Success: Indiana State Students Innovate Cycling Fashion (pg 51)
“Beginning fashion design students at Indiana State University turned scrap material into a convenient accessory for cyclists”

April 10, 2014
Living Fort Wayne
Natril Gear is Blazing Trails for the Biking Community
“Natril Gear, was founded in the aftermath of their “epic adventure” … Now they empower others to pursue their own adventures, all while focusing on going about business the right way. “

March 14, 2014
Tin Lizzie Rides Again: Adventures in Bikeable Fashion
Product Review: NatrilGear Purse
“I am supposed to be on a shopping freeze until I get to Europe, unless the purchase is somehow directly related to the wedding. So the reason why I bought a new bag at the Women’s Bicycling Forum is because I will need it on the honeymoon, of course!

March 1, 2014
Glo Magazine
Ladies in the Limeline: Women Entrepreneurs (pg 8)
“Husband and wife team Nathan and April Reinhard founded Natril Gear in 2011 as an outdoor gear company aimed at improving and enlivening the world by making great products and encouraging people to try new things.”

September 2, 2013
Fort Wayne Speaks
Podcast #98. Natril Gear (April & Nathan Reinhard), Visit Fort Wayne, Trek the Trails
“This story is proof that you don’t have to wait to live your dreams. April and Nathan Reinhard, like so many, have that wonderful but yet somewhat burdensome “bucket list”.”

June 4, 2013
Street Films
GOP Mayor Greg Ballard: Making Bicycling a Priority in Indianapolis (Natril Gear Luggers in video at 1:57)
“Across the nation, many big-city mayors of both political parties are embracing bikes and livable streets.”

April 8, 2013
Indiana State University
Textile students win honor for cyclists’ wallet design
“A wallet that a group of textiles, apparel and merchandising students created received runner-up honors in a contest by Natril Gear, a company that produces backpack-like bags for bicycles known as Luggers.”

Spring/Summer 2013
Pattern Magazine
#PGP: Post Grad Promise (pg 59)
“Currently, I’m working as a product designer at Natril Gear, which is an outdoor company in Fort Wayne. I design and prototype new products.”

March 15, 2013
Bicycle Indiana SPIn Summit
The Economics of Bicyling: How increased bicycling is creating opportunities for new businesses and business growth in Indiana. (Video of Nathan and April Reinhard’s presentation coming soon)
“April Reinhard co-founded Natril Gear in Fort Wayne, Indiana with her husband Nathan. Since its incorporation in 2011, the company has continued to grow, gaining local and national media attention and expanding its product line.”

August 17, 2012
Vertical Leap
Natril Gear Business Presentation
Nathan and April Reinhard tell the story of how Natril Gear started and what business lessons we’ve learned.

July 27, 2012
KWWL News, Cedar Rapids, IA
Ragbrai Inspired Business
Video interview at RAGBRAI with April Reinhard of Natril Gear

June 5, 2012
Allen County Public Library, Access TV
Conversation with Nathan and April Reinhard
“Learn how Nathan and April began their business with a vision, grew their dream and created Natril Gear using resources in the Fort Wayne area.”

June 4, 2012
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Couple creates ‘saddlebags’ for bikes…and grows business
“Preparing for a bike trip from Oregon to North Carolina, April and Nathan Reinhard unwittingly created a prototype for what would become a business.”

June 1, 2012
Bicycle Indiana Resource Guide
It’s All in the Bag (pg 16)
“It took a ride across the U.S. and a stranger in Dubois, Wyo., for Nathan and April Reinhard to get the hint that their homemade bike bags were more than money-saving do-it-yourself innovations.”

May 19, 2012
Das Fort
People of Fort Wayne: Ride Your Bike to Work!
Video of Fort Wayne, Indiana’s Bike To Work Day showing Natril Gear

April 27, 2012
Fort Wayne Business Weekly
The Ride of Their Life
“Natril Gear’s first product – bicycle saddlebags called Luggers – represents so much more than merely a carrying container. “

October 31, 2011
Access Fort Wayne TV
VeloZone TV Series, Episode 2
“Interview with April and Nathan Reinhard done at ACCESS studios in Fort Wayne. This young couple rode across the country on bicycles and this is part of their story.”

October 11, 2011
Adventure Cycle Association
Road Report #1: Mid America Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana
“I love it when bicycle travel inspires people to change their lives. Meet April Reinhard of Fort Wayne, Indiana.”

April 17, 2011
Toledo Free Press
Let the Fun Continue (pg A23)
“Cycling has definitely impacted our marriage. Doing something physical and challenging together helps to strengthen not only our friendship but also our marriage relationship.”