Discover the best in bags, panniers, and more with our Staff Picks collection. We've handpicked the most reliable and stylish options for your cycling adventures. Whether you're a commuter, tourer, or just in need of quality storage solutions, our selection has you covered.
From sleek panniers for daily commuting to rugged bikepacking bags for off-road journeys, these staff favorites ensure you're ready for whatever the road brings your way. Explore the top choices in cycling bags and accessories that our experts trust for your convenience and safety. Elevate your biking experience with our carefully curated selection and gear up for your next ride.
Ortleib Velocity Backpack
Picked by: Julian Kennedy
Discover the unparalleled versatility of the Ortlieb Velocity Backpack. With a long-standing reputation as a top choice for commuters, students, and adventure seekers, this courier-style backpack is renowned for its durability and waterproof performance. Updated with ergonomic enhancements for superior comfort, the Velocity features an adjustable and detachable waist belt.
The Velcro roll closure ensures easy access and packing, and if it ever wears out, Ortlieb offers to renew it, giving your backpack a sustainable second life. Inside, you'll find a large zippered pocket and a padded laptop compartment. With two size options, 17 liters or 29 liters, the Velocity is designed to accommodate your specific needs. Plus, it comes with a sturdy pack bottom, chest and waist belt options, and the flexibility to attach accessories like a rear light or helmet. Choose the Velocity, and experience a lifetime of versatile and reliable performance.
Dakine Hot Laps 1L Lumbar Pack
Picked by: Justin Cianciolo
Gear up for your rides with the Dakine Hot Laps 1L Lumbar Pack, your trusty companion for carrying the essentials. Whether it's a mini-tool, spare tube, snacks, or even a packable jacket, this lumbar pack keeps your gear organized in its main compartment. There's a dedicated fleece-lined phone pocket, so you're always connected.
The deployable side water bottle pocket ensures you stay hydrated on the trails. The pack features a breathable air mesh back panel for added comfort during your adventures. With internal organization and external attachment straps, the Hot Laps 1L Lumbar Pack is your go-to choice for hassle-free and well-organized rides.
CamelBak Chase Vest 50oz
Picked by: Ben Reisse
The CamelBak Chase Vest 50oz sets you up for trail-blazing success with its minimalist design that maximizes your speed and agility. We've reimagined this essential hydration bike vest to be lighter and more breathable, ensuring all-day comfort during your rides. Easy-access pockets on the harness provide quick and convenient storage for your phone, nutrition, and other essentials.
The strategically positioned 3D vent mesh harness enhances airflow to keep you cool. With 1.5 liters of water capacity, integrated tool organization, and added reflectivity for visibility, this vest ensures you're well-prepared for any terrain. Enjoy the ride with a vest that takes care of the details, so you can focus on the trail.
Evoc Hip Pack Pro
Picked by: Greg Hamill
Elevate your biking experience with the Evoc Hip Pack Pro, a versatile companion designed for performance and comfort. The Air Flow Contact System ensures optimal back ventilation, keeping you cool during your ride. This hip pack features a separate, quick-access tool compartment, providing easy organization for your biking essentials.
Crafted from durable N 210D Ripstop HD and 3D Air Mesh materials, it offers both resilience and breathability. With a 3-liter volume and compact dimensions of 28 x 18 x 8cm (11 x 7.1 x 3.1"), it strikes the perfect balance between storage and mobility. Weighing just 350g (0.8lbs), it won't weigh you down, making it the ideal choice for trail adventures.