The Banjo Brothers did it again with the good-lookin' and affordable Canvas and Leather Cycling Rucksack. Designed by cyclists for cyclists this bag has everything you want and nothing you don't. Just a kiss of leather (Sorry Vegans!). The compact design is intended to fit more comfortably on smaller torsos, but there is enough adjustability to accommodate larger torsos as well.
Is it 100% waterproof -- no. But, the bag is sewn such that the inside pockets have no seams to the exterior. So if you get caught in the rain, the contents will stay dry, unless you plan to stay outside and ride through puddles for a couple of hours.
- Waxed canvas water-resistant exterior
- Compact design to fit smaller torsos
- Side pockets for lock and bottle
- Wide interior pocket
Banjo Brothers makes the Commuter Backpack for riders who go out everyday, in any weather. Its roll-top outer is made from ballistic nylon with a welded-seam liner that's utterly waterproof. Wide, padded straps evenly distribute weight comfortably on the bike or off, while chest and waist straps add stability. It sits low on the back to reduce blind spots. And, there are two quick-access side pockets, organizing pockets, a shoulder-strap-mounted phone holder, large reflective stripes, and a taillight tab.
Any ride, any weather, Banjo Brothers' Minnehaha Commuter Backpack is your trusty carry-it-all companion. Its classic, heavy-duty 20-ounce cotton canvas construction is treated with dry-wax water repellent. And it features Banjo's proven fully downpour-proof inner liner to keep your gear dry in any condition. Wide, padded straps evenly distribute weight comfortably on the bike or off, while a chest strap adds stability. It sits low on the back to reduce blind spots. And, there are two quick-access side pockets, a shoulder-strap-mounted phone holder, and a blinkie tab.
The 100% waterproof Banjo Brothers Pannier Backpack converts from pannier to backpack in seconds and it's the most affordable "backpack pannier" on the market. Bicycle commuters everywhere can rejoice. No stupid gimmicks. The pannier hooks end up opposite the rider's back, making the backpack more comfortable.
Not many people know just how stubborn Banjo Eric is. Maybe it's the German in him but for two-plus years, he steadfastly refused to launch a pannier that converts to a backpack into the Banjo Brothers line until the comfort and functionality were 1000% perfect. You, my friends, will be the benefactor of his dogged determination to make a better mousetrap.
HOW DOES THE CONVERTIBLE BACKPACK PANNIER WORK?
Remove the pannier from the bike. Unhook the panniers main flap and reverse it over the pannier hooks and use the side-release buckles to secure it in place. Backpack straps will be revealed. Put the backpack straps over your shoulders, adjust and you're ready to go.
New for 2021
A universal J-Hook designed to work with most racks replaces the triangle ring with dropout hooks. Since the J-Hook is designed to attach directly to the rack, we no longer supply the dropout hooks. For a short time you might find legacy inventory with the older system, however, Banjo Brothers will no longer supply or hold replacement parts for those systems.
- Weight: 3.1 lbs
- Dimensions: 15.5" H x 11.5" L x 6.75"D
- Capacity: 1100 Cubic Inches / 19 liters
- What size laptop will this bag fit? 10.5" x 16" (generally 15" laptops)
- Sold as: single pannier
- Two-layer design with a ballistic outer layer and welded-seam liner that is fully replaceable.
- What does the inside of the bag look like?
- What will it hold? Generally, this is an ideal bag for bike commuters. It holds extra shoes, lunch, change of clothes, and your computer.
- Flap pockets and side pockets
- Reflective piping and striping
- Places for flashing lights on the pannier and backpack sides
- Outer quick-access flap pocket and two side pockets
- Included handle and two backpack straps