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wThe right bike pannier or pack will make make your daily commute more comfortable. A rugged, waterproof option could also empower you to see beautiful countrysides on your two wheels. Here are some of the bike bags we recommend.
The best feature of the Ortlieb Back-Roller Pannier is that it’s fully and truly waterproof. Unless it never rains where you live, or you’re not planning on biking in less than ideal weather, it’s worth considering getting a fully waterproof pannier, particularly if you plan on carrying electronics like a laptop. The Ortlieb has one main compartment, and the clips on the back easily adjust to your bike rack, so the panniers stay secure while you’re biking. This one is best suited for bike touring because it isn’t as easy to carry once it’s off your bike.
Timbuk2’s Flash Tandem Pannier is stylish, and a good fit if you’re looking for a commuter bike bag. It’s smaller than the average pannier made for touring. The panniers attach to each other when you’re not riding with the same hooks you use to secure them on the bike rack. It’s water-resistant and can fit a 15-inch laptop.
The Two Wheel Gear is the perfect pannier for people looking for a backpack that can clip onto their bike rack. It comes with multiple compartments for organization, including a key leash, pen compartments, and a water bottle pocket on the outside. It also comes with a rain cover.