Two Wheel Gear Pannier Backpack Review (Graphite Convertible)
As the years pass-by more countries and people are letting go of the normal vehicle and train transportation while choosing one of the cheapest modes of transport which is cycling. This is mostly because of the fun involved and ability to traverse traffic jams on congested towns as well as the exercise body benefits involved.
This has led to the innovation of better bicycle products that promises easy and comfortable ride. One of the products that has been targeted constantly is the bags used by a cyclist.
Unlike the traditional backpack bag which was carried on the cyclist back, the market has introduced the Two Wheel gear graphite pannier backpack convertible commute bag with the aim of easing the process of carrying the cyclist’s essentials.
I specifically own a graphite bag. Two wheel gear pannier backpack convertible commute bag is presented in black, graphite and waxed canvas form.
The difference is mainly the material used to make it which is the waterproof TPE coating and 600D polyester for both the black and graphite one while the waxed canvas has a waterproof 10-ounce dry wax cotton/polyester that is blended.
I love the graphite because it is synthetic and said to last for a long time. However, the functionality features are the same for all the 3 bags.
Some of the essential attributes making the pannier backpack convertible commute bag stand out:
Two Wheel Gear Graphite Pannier Backpacks Review
The design of the bag is utterly comfortable for use by both male and female of all ages as long as you enjoy commuting on a bike.
It doesn’t matter whether you are going across and within the town, across the country, to work or to campus the pannier zip mounting system that is installed changes the bike pack to a backpack this specifically rocks for anyone because it allows you to hover around with it when you need to.
It’s easy to clip it on and off your bike when in a pannier mode. The pockets on the sides are supposed to be zipped down for you to access the sturdy clips to snap and hitch onto the bike rack.
The video below explains in detail how to convert the backpack to a pannier and back to a backpack.
The bag’s storage space is ample for your tours snack and all other essentials the best part is that your 15-inch laptop fits perfectly in the bag.
The bag is also well planned with storage space for every item and the laptop’s compartment well-padded to secure it when commuting. From my experience, even with the laptop inside the bag is very light in weight which makes it comfortable to move around in.
If you don’t like carrying your iPhone 6 and other mobile phones in your trouser or shirt pockets, I have good news for you, the pannier backpack bag has a safely zipped small pouch on the front for your phone and wallet/ladies pouch.
This is one feature I loved because I have lost my phone and wallet several times while cycling around town because I was carrying them in my handbag and didn’t even realize when and where I dropped them.
My countries weather condition can get so extreme. I adore the material used to make the bag because it is UV protected 600D polyester and you don’t need to worry when riding in the hot sun.
Below the small pouch zip where you are supposed to put your phone is a bigger zip which has a waterproof cover to help protect your laptop and other essentials when it’s rainy on some days.
The Waterproof Cover Zip Pocket
After Unzipping for Waterproof Protection
Photo Credit: Two Wheel Gear
This bike is also good for those students who have to leave campus late in the evening or for us who get off work when it’s already dark since the backpack comes with a florescent light for your ride and a reflective design to increase night visibility to your fellow commuters either on bikes or vehicles.
It specifically has two block patterns that are reflective on either side of the bag. In addition, its rain cover is reflective and suitable for the misty days of the year.
The safety of my essentials is one factor that excites me with this product because unlike other panniers this one when clipped properly on the rack, fits perfectly and you don’t have to worry of the possibility of the bag falling off when you speed.
The bags compartments are suited for every item with the pads protecting the essentials like your laptop and phone.
Furthermore, as a backpack, the bag has the most comfortable handles ever seen. It considers the size of the wearer by making adjustable and padded handles so as to allow you the comfort of carrying it everywhere you go. It also comes in handy for those who love to drink water because of its two water pockets.
Two Main Benefits of Convertible Pannier Backpack with Bike
It has many benefits but I find these 2 most appealing:
- Its weight is taken off your back and to the bike while commuting. Traditionally, bags were carried on the back making you sweat, tire your back and uncomfortable today, the pannier system is the best because all the weight is on the bike rack. This is further so because the bag here is well balanced and light in weight as compared to other bags.
- The centre of gravity is reduced thereby easing the process of controlling the bike as long as it is well balanced.
I know the question “would I recommend this bag to anyone?” are you kidding me? Absolutely yes, look at the features above its convertibility and wow it appeals the eyes. When you first see it, you will know you need it because it’s uniquely designed with its red zips that are a blend of the black colour and easy to find. It’s sturdy in nature too making it easy to safely store your essentials for your weekend excursions, cycling competition and campus routines among others.
Don’t compromise on the brand if you want to get a good deal for the price and be assured of longevity