Two Wheel Gear recently introduced a new style to their line of versatile commuter bags, the Pannier Backpack Convertible looks like a backpack, but has the capabilities to transform into a pannier. A discreet zipper pouch in the back of the bag opens to reveal a Universal Rixen & Kaul rack attachment system that mounts on your bike if you prefer to ride without any baggage on your person. If you choose to wear the bag while you’re riding, the addition of the rack attachment conveniently holds the shape of the bag so there’s no need to worry about any of your contents spilling out of the bag; a buckle across your chest is another reassurance of security.
Considering how stiff and durable the material is, the backpack is incredibly comfortable to wear. This is partly because of the 15” padded laptop sleeve that can securely hold and protect your laptop inside the backpack. The bag has several pockets that provide plenty of storage. All the pockets, including the ones on the outside of the backpack, are designed to keep your belongings very secure. This backpack is substantial and another example of the thoughtful craftsmanship found in Two Wheel Gear’s product construction and design. ($129, twowheelgear.com)