Having your goodies secure on a daily commute or weekend tour can offer both protection for items, and a safer ride for you. And thanks to a wave of brand collaborations lately, riding in style is just a bonus. Robust builds, functionality, and modern designs fuel the backpacks, frame bags, slings, and rack packs covered in this mega roundup…
With each of the following bag sales, MiiR will help fund school supplies for students around the world. The collection includes the 25 liter commuter (left), 20 liter backpack (right), 18 liter tote bag (middle), and 1 liter pouch. They all get a 630d nylon construction, water-repellent coating and zippers, and reflective logos/accents. Additionally, the 25, 20, and 18 liter bags all feature a daisy chain for locks & accessories, and a 15″ laptop sleeve. Pricing: $160 – 25l : $120 – 20l : $80 – 18l : $24 – 1l.
Timbuk2 and New Balance have teamed up to create a matching set of bags and shoes. The offer includes a sling style bag and backpack, along with New Balance’s urban inspired C-Series shoe. Setting the bags apart, the sling features a reversible strap for ambidextrous use while the backpack gets a breathable mesh padding keeping the rider cool. Both bags feature reflective strips that appear rainbow in the photos, reflective zipper draws, removable helmet pocket, 15″ laptop pouch, and an easy access phone pocket. Pricing: $160 – Sling : $200 – Backpack : $120 – Shoes.
The collaboration between Carhartt WIP, Pelago Bicycles, and Mission Workshop brings a single speed touring bike, backpack/rack convertible bag, waterproof jacket, and accessories such as t-shirts and hats. Each soft good is equipped with reflective company badges and a work grade build. The bag gets 5 liters of made-in-America storage, water-repellent construction, roll top cover, removable shoulder strap, and the Freeway Your Mind rack.
State Bicycle Co. and Road Runner Bags bring an American made frame bag specifically designed for the State Bicycle Co. Magalith. The bag gets water-resistant 1000d Corder, YKD zippers, and about 3 liters of storage. Dimensions are 15″ in length, 6″ tall, and 2″ wide, priced at $45.
Showers Pass has 3 offerings in their new Cloudcover series, they include the Transit, Utility, and Refuge Duffel bag (left to right in photo). Each bag gets a waterproof build and zippers, anodized aluminum components, and a rigid self-supporting construction. Both the Transit and Utility backpacks have 4 red LED lights built into the bag, with two on the front and side, and up to 200 hours of battery life on flashing. The duffel bag has a waterproof fold out changing mat, and a removable storage divider. Pricing: Transit – $265 : Utility – $215 : Duffel – $190.