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Good shoulder bags or back bags/panniers combo for commuting(3 posts)

Good shoulder bags or back bags/panniers combo for commutingLinuxDude
Apr 27, 2003 5:33 AM
I know there are a few companies that make these products that are ideal for bike commuters?something that clings on to the rack and can also be carried around comfortably at work or school. Here are the choices I know of:

-Ortlieb Office Bag
-Ortlieb Bike Packer Rear Panniers
-Serratus Cycling Pannier/Daypack
-Nashbar Swap
-Arkel Briefcase Rear Pannier
-Arkel Convertible Backpack Pannier
-Jandd Commuter Briefcase Pannier

Can anyone recommend any of these or some others I have not listed above.
Thanks
re: Good shoulder bags or back bags/panniers combo for commutingtwin
Apr 28, 2003 4:51 AM
ortlieb backpack or a Baggins Little joe bag because you do not need a rack however you will need a Brooks saddle with the back small loops. The little Joe is at the Rivendell sight.
No one product does it all ...Humma Hah
Apr 28, 2003 6:30 AM
... packpacks and panniers are each good at hauling specific payloads. Messenger bags are the choice of many riders here.

Packpacks and messenger bags are good when you need to take what you're carrying with you into the office, or if you don't want to leave something valuable on the bike. Panniers are great for that stuff you would rather leave on the bike.

Messenger bags are better for flat paperwork. I prefer backpacks for stuff that can be crammed into it, and for bulky items. I use a Vaude backpack, with a ventilated back system and which can carry a hydration pack.