I AM a bike bag. You might not notice it at first, but take a second look and you'll discover a combination of a stylish shoulder bag with detachable slide rail for the rear rack. Ideal for everyday biking in the city with space for A4 documents. Bike-specific extras: reflective elements and a rain cover.
Detachable QMR-hook rail
Inner mesh pocket
Main pocket with zip
Removable shoulder strap with slide-stop shoulder padding
Main fabric: 100% Polyamide; 800 D Mega Tarpaulin
Lining: 100% Polyester; 200 D Polyurethane coated
Rain cover: 100% Polyamide; 190 T Polyurethane coated
QMR: QMR is a top quality, technically advanced attachment system that can be quickly mounted and removed. Built to fit rack struts up to 16 mm, and with optional adaptor pieces can also be used on 8-10 mm struts.
Plug_and_Ride_l: Totally comfortable bag transport: we’ve developed a sophisticated yet simple adjustable slide rail feature for this bag. When you want to use the bike bag as a shoulder bag, just slip it off the slide-rail with two simple steps.
The VAUDE label "PVC-free" means that this product is manufactured 100% free of PVC (polyvinyl chloride). It looks like tarpaulin canvas, is just as durable and waterproof, but is made from PU (polyurethane) coated fabric rather than PVC. PVC largely contains plasticizers (phthalates) that are considered to be harmful to your health.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by gavnhev Practical commuter briefcase that works as a pannier
This is a good bag - but not perfect. I got the Large version which is fine for me as a work/commuter briefcase. The tarpaulin-like fabric seems tough but not as thick as for example on Ortlieb panniers so I'll have to wait & see how durable it is. There is no anti-sway catch but for me that isn't a problem. The removable hooks work brilliantly. I'd like to see bigger buckles and zips to make it easier when wearing gloves. Other gripe is that the zip closure follows the C shape of the flap which makes it a bit awkward to try and tuck in the shoulder strap when the bag is attached to the bike. There is a padded laptop sleeve, and a couple of internal zipped pockets, plus a key hook. Also comes with a rain cover and although the bag itself looks like it should be fairly water-proof (well, splash proof) the cover will be useful in winter for keeping off the muck and grime.
30 August 2014
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