Metropolitan (unit)

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The most feature-filled laptop pannier that we offer. With plenty of pockets and storage capacity, this waterproof bag will easily carry all your office gear and more.

If your rack tubing diameter is bigger than 15mm (and up to 21mm), you will need the Oversized Cam-Lock. More details here.

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Handmade in Sherbrooke, Canada

Our seamstresses also work hand in hand with the lively crew from CRDITED Estrie – a social service program for folks with mental disabilities.

Key Features

This bag is built to last with tough 1000 denier Cordura® fabric. To make this pannier 100% waterproof, we use a TPU laminated internal nylon liner with fully taped seams.

This is the most feature-filled laptop pannier that we offer. With plenty of pockets and storage capacity, this waterproof bag will easily carry all your office gear and more. As with all Arkel panniers, the Metropolitan comes equipped with our patented Cam-Lock mounting system. Whatever road conditions, you can ride in confidence that your pannier will stay attached to the rack. That’s a nice feeling, especially when carrying an expensive laptop. This bag has a rolltop closure system but we also added a zipper at the end of the opening. This means, if you stop for a run of groceries, you’ll be able to leave the bag unrolled and simply use the top zipper closure to keep everything secure. This feature almost doubles the bag’s volume! Another great feature of this bag is the easy grab and go pocket located between the front pocket and the main compartment. This open pocket will quickly become your favorite place to store any small items that need to stay close at hand. The flat bottom keeps the bag upright when resting on the floor.

Technical Specifications

1.27 kg

Weight (2.8 lbs)

25 L

Volume (1525 cu. in.)

Dimensions: 15.5 X 12.5 X 6 in. / 40 X 32 X 15 cm

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Equipped With Our Cam-Lock® Mounting System

This patented technology allows you to securely attach and remove a bag pannier to your bike rack in seconds.



  1. James Sproull (verified owner)

    Love this bag. Got it to replace an older Arkel bag. This one is lighter and sleeker but seems to have the same capacity. Holds all my office gear including a 15″ macbook pro. The laptop has to be placed in the laptop sleeve vertically so about 1/4 of it is outside the sleeve. Not a big deal since I typically carry gym clothes so it’s still nice and padded.

    One improvement I’d like to see is adding a bit of velcro in the ‘quick pocket’ between the main body and the outer pocket. This is a nice little place to stash keys and sunglasses but I’d like a bit extra security for bumpy rides.

    Overall very impressed with this bag – the build quality is fantastic. The strap is a little light but I think that was chosen for weight reasons and I have no problems with it.

    Made in Canada too!

  2. Adam

    Perfect size for a commuter pannier – it holds my laptop, workout clothes, shoes, lunch, and sunglasses, with room to spare. Cam lock system is very well designed – attaches easily to my existing rear rack. I use the deep pouch between the main and outer bag to store my U-lock. The only weak point is the shoulder strap – it’s a little flimsy and the padding is thin. That said, it’s on the bike for the majority of my commute. When I carry heavier stuff, I use the beefier strap from my messenger bag.

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