If there were a word for a suitcase that can be carried on your back, then the Slicks Suit25 would be the definition of that word. And by suitcase, I mean just that: luggage that will carry a suit in it. On your back.
Having to wear a suit at work can complicate plans to cycle there because - unless you're so close you simply wear it and ride there - you will need to transport it without it looking like you have just picked it up off your bedroom floor. The Slicks Suit25 carries your suit, shirt, and even shoes in stylish, business-like backpack.
Levrier is French (I think) for greyhound (je pense) so I'm pretty sure these courier bags will make you go like the clappers on your bike (possiblement).
You'll probably know Abus as the German lock-meisters but the Dryve is part of their march into the world of bags and helmets.
The Dryve seems to be designed with the British cyclist in mind, made as it is from waterproof sturdy and durable 1000D Kodra, with waterproof seams, waterproof external zips and with a drawstring baffle over the main compartment to further keep the elements from the cargo, although the last feature can get in the way of swift contents access.
Schwalbe’s Marathon Supreme is the quickest big volume semi-slick I’ve used to date, rolling a lot faster than its two-inch profile or 600g weight would suggest. The tyre is aimed at tarmac-riding touring cyclists. Its centre section uses harder rubber designed for optimum durability and reduced rolling resistance, while softer shoulders and Liteskin sidewalls improve cornering and shave a few grams. Schwalbe call this construction ‘triple nano compound’.
I don't know why Mission Workshop chose the name Vandal for this backpack. It’s built so strongly that the only thing likely to break is your back, after loading it up. It swallows 30 litres initially but can swell like a bullfrog’s throat to accommodate a super-sized 65. I used it to carry all my kit to Eurobike for the week, including laptop and riding kit, and with ample space for all the show loot I could get hold of.
Bike luggage that transfers from the bike to everyday life is fast becoming the ‘in’ thing, but it’s only useful if it’s, well, useful.
If you normally fly business class then why not have the luggage to match your status when you are on your bike. This is as close as you get to clipping an executive brief case to the side of your bike.The Abus Exclusive Office bag looks business like with its smart black synthetic leather top flap and black nylon panels and subtle, indented, logo placements.
Hailing from the mean streets of South London, Pro Viz’s cycling rucksack is certainly an eye-catching package for the short haul winter commuter looking to haul lap-tops, camera equipment and other sensitive equipment you wouldn’t leave to chance in a pannier. Alternatively, super-efficient packers could even cram a change of clothes, an A4 document folder and some other stationary inside the well- organised compartments.
This trunk pannier bag from Arkel is possibly made by rugged men in checked shirts who used to fell wood by day and fight bears in their spare time but are now putting all their efforts into constructing super tough bicycle luggage from a log cabin somewhere in Canada. Possibly (would such men call it a Tail Rider? - ed… hmm possibly I suppose).
A medium sized fixed double pannier, the Avenir Double Pannier Deluxe is best suited to commuting or around-town errands riding, although it’s also a rugged and inexpensive option for those who travel light or for weekend touring.