Everything tagged with baggage

Blog post: MISSION WORKSHOP Rambler bag, £200, www.missionworkshop.com

The Rambler’s a mid-sized cargo backpack, with a number of great features. The main central compartment can be expanded — doubling the basic capacity to 44-litres — and, thanks to a set of compression straps and a highly suppor...

Blog post: MICHAUD24 panniers, £200 (pair), www.michaudapparel.com

The poshest panniers here 
by a mile, the Michaud24s brings a little French élan to commuting luggage. The 20-litre business pannier, weighing 2.2kg, has space for cards, pens and comes with a leather laptop/document sleeve. 
The matching...

Blog post: BASIL Jada-Mirte bag, £43.99, www.basil.nl/gb

  ‘Excuse me, where did you get your pannier?’ — it’s not a question you often hear one female cyclist ask another. But we’ve heard it about the Jada-Mirte on a few occasions. It’s easy to see why &mdash...

Blog post: ARKEL Dolphin 32 bag, £108 (pair), www.arkel-od.com

  Arkel isn’t as well known as some pannier manufacturers, but the Dolphin 32 has proven a great all-rounder with its simple, no-frills design. We found the large external open pocket useful for storing a spare layer, and the zipped ...

Blog post: ORTLEIB Downtown bag, £110, www.ortlieb.com

  Pitched at anyone who needs to take a smart bag into the office, the Downtown benefits from a softer, more rounded design than most. The good news is that this pannier's also as tough and no-nonsense as you’d expect from Ortlieb; t...

Blog post: KNOG Dry Dog bag, £99.99, www.knog.com.au

  Easily the highest capacity pannier here, the 40-litre Dry Dog is also impressively lightweight. 
A 840-denier backlined fabric, roll-fold flap and heavy-duty fasteners keep your stuff dry as a bone. The Klickfix fixings are limpet-tight...

Blog post: ORTLIEB Vario bag, £100, www.ortlieb.com

Ortlieb panniers are 100 percent waterproof. So a pannier-cum-rucksack with this admirable attribute is of great interest. 
In two words — it works. The Orlieb Vario takes A4 files and a laptop (protective case optional) and has a neat i...

Blog post: ORTLIEB Saddlebag, £37.50, www.ortlieb.co.uk

Every now and again you find that you don’t want to carry a rucksack or panniers, nor do you want to overstuff jersey pockets — and that’s when this larger volume (2.7-litre) saddlebag makes sense. We managed to fit two 700c ...

Blog post: RESPRO Waterproof Flo bag cover, £24.99, www.respro.com

The Waterproof Flo (or ‘Hump’) provides instant waterproofing and extra visibility for
your backpack. It’s well constructed, with taped seams, and an uncomplicated but 
effective pair of elasticated straps allows it to shroud...

Blog post: OVERBOARD messenger bag, £44.99, www.overboard.com

  Made from internally padded PVC tarpaulin, this bag will keep your 17in laptop and papers dry in a storm. It has plenty of pockets and key loops, plus a wide strap and carrying handle. An unusual feature is a zip that secures all compart...

Blog post: KEEN Commuter messenger bag, £85, www.keeneurope.eu

The Keen Commuter is a Polyester waterproof shoulder bag that works well both on and off the bike, thanks to a big, comfy, adjustable strap and good weight distribution. A cavernous, compartmentalised inside space means you can shove in your bulk...