Recommend a rack bag!

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Morrisette, 19 Jul 2007.

  1. Hi,

    I am looking for a rack bag for general commuting, which when removed from the bike looks OK to carry around town. I've had a look on Wiggle - I wasn't inspired - it may be that such an item does not exist. Ideally I'd like it to:

    Cost less than 50 quid
    Be easy to attach/detach from the bike (clips? Velcro? I've seen them with velcro but is it strong enough?)
    Be about small laptop bag size or smaller - but maybe a bit deeper
    Be waterproof/resistant, or come with a cover
    Have a shoulder strap and handles
    Have small pockets and a larger main compartment
    Look OK off the bike when carried by a girl.

    Too much to ask?? Can anyone recommend one?


  2. dmoura

    dmoura New Member

    Porto, Portugal
    I have the 2008 or 2009 version of the Vaude Cycle 30. It is maybe bigger than what you want and also more expensive.
    It is a pannier that converts into a backpack and lets you carry a 15'' laptop. Usually I carry in as a pannier in my hand, but if I need to walk considerable distances I convert it into a backpack. It includes a rain cover and the fixing system is fast and easy.

    It seems that there is now a smaller version (Cycle 25) for about 60£, but I only did a quick search. Maybe you can find a better offer (if it serves your needs):
  3. Ravenbait

    Ravenbait Someone's imaginary friend

    Do you mean pannier or rack top bag?

  4. dmoura

    dmoura New Member

    Porto, Portugal

    It is a pannier, it attaches to the side of the rack. I only use one bag, typically, in the left side of the the bike.
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