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If you use two wheels for transport, we suggest carrying your everyday gear not on your body, but on your bike. The best option for most people is usually a pannier, a bag that attaches to your bike’s rear rack and won’t make your bike hard to steer. After spending three years testing dozens of panniers, we’ve chosen eight that’ll be great for daily duty no matter what you’re toting.
You’ll need a rack to hang your pannier on—if your bike doesn’t already have one
This 3 in 1 Pannier manages to combine both functionalities better than most we looked at. The plastic mounting system that it uses is both minimal and effective—one set of hooks latch over the top of the bike rack while another mechanism presses up from below, clamping the bag on tight. The way this bag converts from pannier to shoulder carry bag is intuitive and low-drama, and the payload is evenly distributed on your back, something other bags cannot offer.
Inside, thickened foam cushions inlaid at the sides and bottom help to absorb shock making it safer for your expensive gadgets such as camera. There is also capacity extension where both side packages can be expanded to store more stuff.
This bag can hold up to a massive 35 liters, and its multiple pockets and protectors provide a storage place for every one of those things you need for your mobile office. We were able to fit in all our office supplies, bike repair gear, a windbreaker, plus a notebook and some pens. We also liked the zippered outside pockets and mesh side panels for even more organization-centric storage.
This bag is made of 600D TPE-coated polyester (so water will roll off of it), but it comes with a rain cover for true downpours.