Backpack or bike bag? The Cycle leaves this decision up to you. Just right for both city and office needs. Can be worn as a backpack or mounted onto your bike rack. A wide opening lets you easily store your laptop.
Vaude Cycle 28 Backpack / Bike Bag Features:
notebook compartment for 15.6''
side compression straps
side mesh pockets
stowable attachment system
safety light attachment
front patch pocket
front outer pocket with mesh organizer
Weight: 1.39 Kg
Material: 100% Polyester; 600 D Polyurethane coated;
Contrast fabric: 100% Polyamide; 210 D Baby Ripstop Polyurethane coated;
Lining: 100% Polyester; 200 D Polyurethane coated;
Rain cover: 100% Polyamide; 190 T Polyurethane coated
Buy Vaude Cycle 28 Backpack / Bike Bag from Chain Reaction Cycles, the worlds largest online bicycle store.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Maybo1 Great bag - terrible pannier
This is great as a backpack, it's comfortable, spacious and well designed.
As a pannier however it fails at the first hurdle. As it is so soft there is no rigidity and the attachment for the bottom half is so poor it is free to bend and move as you cycle meaning it swings around a lot and can throw you off balance.
The corners also tend to bend backwards when it's mounted which often leads to them catching in the wheels / brake disc.
Overall I could not recommend this bag to anyone intending to use it primarily as a pannier but it might be an option for someone looking to keep it as a backpack 90% of the time and only as a pannier very occasionally.
24 September 2013