Our Five Most Popular Bike Bags (and Who They are Designed For)
Whether you’re a seasoned rider or have recently taken up cycling, having a safe place to stash your stuff while on the move should be a priority for any cyclist. In the spirit of ‘new year, new you’, you might be looking to brighten up your January with a safe (and stylish) new bike bag?
Thoughtfully designed to carry anything from camping trip essentials to simply your phone, keys and wallet, our bags are hardwearing, sustainably made and available in a range of designs to suit your lifestyle.
Here’s a run-down of our top five most popular bike bags, and how they fit your daily routine.
The Bag: Longtime customer favourite, the sleek Pannier Backpack Convertible 2.0 can be transformed from pannier to backpack in a quick clip and unbuckle, making it perfect for commuting, touring and bike packing.
The Pros: Save yourself a sweaty, heavy ride and simply unclip the backpack straps, tuck them into the back compartment and position the bag on your bike rack with the secure KLICKfix locking mechanism.
Unique Features: Multitude of pockets and organization, 15" of padded laptop storage, weather guarded design with high water resistance (including a neon rain cover) and a Modular Attachment System for carrying helmets and extra gear.
Designed For: The urban professional’s dream bag, this product was voted "Best bike pannier to hold a mobile office" by the New York Times’ Wirecutter.
The Bag: The Commute Seat Pack was made for handy items like tools, mini pumps, spare tubes and even a light jacket you might need to reach for along the way. Clip it under any bike seat for an extra 1.5 litres of trunk space.
The Pros: It works with pretty much any bike set-up and has adjustable strap configurations for a perfect fit. Overloaded with internal mesh pockets and key clip, an exterior transit pass or credit card zipper pocket, a waterproof YKK zipper and is compatible with the Modular Attachment System (M.A.S.).
Unique Features: The overall size of the 1.5 L Commute Seat Pack when stacked up to competitive offerings is what makes it really different in the market. It offers plenty of space without taking up excess room on your bike. The exterior zipper pocket is an ultra handy feature unique to this bag.
Designed For: This bag was designed to complement any commuter’s daily kit or getting more room for tools and roadie gear when heading on longer weekend expeditions. It is probably the most universal bag in the Two Wheel Gear line and can handle any road and any weather.
The Bag: Perfect for city commuting or weekend rides, this clever bag is easily able to affix to practically any handlebar setup and transform to a useful off bike tote.
The Pros: Able to accommodate your keys, wallet and phone - with room to spare for an extra few extra items like a light jacket or beverage. Waterproof roll top closure with internal tote zipper.
Unique Features: This bag is built with a rigid base and back plate so it stands perfectly when set on the ground or desk. You can adjust the mounting placement on the handlebars by looping in the spacers to wider or narrower loop placements on the bag. The provided carry strap also works as a handy utility strap for securing just about any random thing to the outside of a bag or rack.
Designed For: Commuting and recreational riding in all weather conditions with a light, but necessary amount of extra gear. A great riding choice where stops involve a little wandering and you can use the easy expandable tote bag.
The Bag: The Commute Backpack is the pick for all around life. Specialized features to fit your bike ride and practical features for travel and the office. Whether you’re cycling to work or heading on an outdoor adventure, this product ticks all the boxes.
The Pros: Full side access to your laptop, extra sleeve and internal area of the bag for quick laptop loading and finding your gear fast. Separate top lid main zip pocket with.26 liter capacity and loads of internal pockets and organizational slots. Hidden rain cover pocket, super comfortable adjustable pack straps with sternum strap and fully removable hip belt.
Unique Features: The bag’s shape is uniquely designed to slant away to provide the rider more clearance when shoulder checking. With air mesh foam padding and an airflow back panel, the pack is designed to keep your back cool. The padded 15-inch laptop sleeve floats to be more comfortable when on your back and doesn’t bump on the ground when you set the bag down. Specially designed bottle and U-Lock pockets with extra security strap slots your gear in perfectly. Built in Modular Attachment System for attaching your helmet or extra gear to the outside of your pack.
Designed For: Any style of rider that wants the technical bike features for carrying daily work/life gear. Riders might also want to consider buying the three-piece Commute Backpack Kit, which gets you one bag free in the matching 3 bag set. Consists of the Commute Backpack, the Commute Seat Pack and the Commute Top Tube bag
The Bag: Ideal for busy city dwellers and slow food cycles alike. The Dayliner Handlebar and Trunk Box Bag is perfect for carrying out errands about town and providing a true utility trunk of storage on your bike.
The Pros: Known as the ‘4-in-1 Shapeshifter,’ Riders can:
- Attach it as a trunk bag on all standard rear racks
- Securely mount it to the handlebars with quick slide attachments
- Attach it as a porteur bag on most front racks
- Use its removable shoulder strap to carry groceries or gear in between trips
Unique Features: The large waterproof roll-top closure can be s trapped tightly down to make a box or strapped together to make a handle. When strapping on the rack, you can use the 2 velcro straps and the side quick release buckles to make a secure 4-point attachment. There is an external zip pocket with a fluorescent rain cover to brighten you up. Internal organization with side bottle pockets, small zip pocket and several slip pockets keep thing easy to organize in a bright warm red liner. Multiple daisy chain anchor points around the bottom edges of the bag can used to secure the bag in pretty much any application.
Designed For: Total utility, errand running (take out bag), commuting and bike camping. This bag was initially sized as a bike share basket bag so it will generally fit any front basket or bike share system. Cycle Volta calls it the “King of Versatility.”
Remember, all of our bags come with a two year warranty and 30 day guarantee! For more information, check out the FAQs section of our website.
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