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.
- 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.
2 customer reviews
I NEVER write reviews, but as I carry this bag around I truly am amazed by it, so I thought I should give some respect where respect is due.
First of all, I have two other Arkel panniers and an Arkel handlebar bag. When searching for panniers, my local bike shop owner told me, "Save the money and get Arkel. Their quality is unsurpassed." I am so thankful I listened to him. This messenger bag is made of the same quality. It's so wisely designed! From where they put the pockets, to the addition of the ability to put it on a rack, to the see-through pocket, to the cinching line...its a very wise bag. I also love the ability that it stands up and when set down. So smart!
The thing is also indestructible. The bag will probably live longer than me. Seriously, I can't imagine having to buy another bag like this for decades.
The ONLY complaint I have is the shoulder strap when shortened has a no place to really go. Maybe someone from Arkel will tell me what I'm supposed to do with that excess strap ;-)
Seriously. If you can get the dough, buy this bag over the competitors. It's that good.
good bag, but could be better
This bag is tough, no questioning that. It is slightly smaller than my old commuting messenger bag, but that was an oversized bag anyway. The only issue I have found with this bag so far is that the liner is loose inside. The pocket on the flap has so many places for little things to get lost into the lining of the bag by simply trying to open the main bag. To be honest I am not sure why they didn't decide to take a few extra moments and sew those shut. For the price the materials are what you would want, but it feels like they cut corners on the build.
Note from Arkel: The lose lining on the front flap is a defect, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to help get that fix.
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