Commuter Panniers

Commuter urban pannier (unit)

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Commuting pannier for laptops up to 15".
Position: Rear
Weight: 1.17g / 2.6 lbs (unit)
Volume: 23 l. / 1400 cu. in. (unit)
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Safely carry your laptop, extra clothing, lunch and important files on or off the bike. The exterior fabric is a mix of tough and durable 1000 Denier Cordura® nylon and Sunbrella® acrylic, a fabric used in awnings and boat covers. This elegant and super functional pannier will guard against and withstand whatever the road throws at you and will outlast any bag you've used in the past.

Add another layer of grime and water protection while increasing visibility with an Arkel raincover.

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  • Weather resistant.
  • Inside completely lined with waterproof fabric.
  • Built in laptop compartment that can hold up to 15” laptops.
  • Internal backplate protects laptop against shocks on the bike and when set on the floor.
  • Deluxe shoulder strap (color coordinated).
  • 2 outside zippered pockets for easy storage and access to keys, wallet and cell phone.
  • Reflective material on all sides.



 Arkel Commuter rear pannier for laptops and gear

3 customer reviews

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  1. Amazing Product and Service

    By Andy May 04, 2016

    I'm a sucker for good customer service and products and Arkel has both in spades. This bag is fully functional, comes ready to fit my back rack w/out adjustment, and does everything I need to do. On top of that, an agent called to cancel my 2 day shipping ($22 or so) because it was going to arrive in 2 days anyway -saving me that money. HUGE fan.

  2. Amazing bag

    By Alyssa November 27, 2015

    I love this bag. Yes, it is not cheap. But it is so worth it. It is everything you want in a briefcase bike bag.

    It is tough so it won't be damaged in hard use on a bike. It is good looking with a comfortable strap so you can bring it to the office. It has a lot of space -- more than you'd think looking at the external dimensions -- so you can bring what you need. It has some great external zipper pockets as well to hold smaller items conveniently.

    And best of all it has the most fantastic secure system to attach it to your bike rack. This system makes it super easy to attach and to remove the bag, but also amazingly secure. I bet Arkel has a bunch of patents for this system - totally deserved. After using this bag, I cannot imagine using any other bike bag system. In fact, I went out and bought another Arkel bag (I decided I wanted a bag for groceries) because I love this system so much.

  3. Excellent product

    By Paul July 13, 2015

    I have been using a commuter pannier for three months and I am extremely satisfied with the product. I wish I got it straight away instead of purchasing a low end pair of panniers that died within a year.

    I use it nearly every working day to carry my laptop (a 15" MacBook Pro) and it feels completely safe (the laptop is kept inside a thin sleeve). The commuter pannier is large enough to also carry everything else I need daily including few papers, basic cycling hardware (rainlegs, a light cable lock…) as well as a small preschool school bag, and more on occasions.

    Even under medium rain, which happened infrequently, everything inside has always been completely dry, including papers stuffed in the external pocket. Today, it still looks like brand new.

    The mounting system just works and the pannier is very easy to install and remove. It definitely wouldn't fit the original rack of my vintage bike (I haven't even tried) but it fits a modern, unbranded pannier rack I bought for this purpose.

    Finally, the commuter pannier is elegant enough to be brought in meetings with corporate clients, and the mounting system in the back is so discrete that no one seemed to have noticed so far this actually is a bike pannier.

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