Updated January 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Backpacks For Bike Commuting

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Although panniers are a popular choice for toting gear, there are probably just as many riders who prefer to use a backpack for bike commuting. After all, such bags can be switched between bicycles easily, and you can take them with you once your trip is over. And given all the features that today's manufacturers offer, you'll remain comfortable and dry, whether you've got one mile to go or 20. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best backpacks for bike commuting on Amazon.

10. Local Lion Rucksack

9. Banjo Brothers Canvas

8. Deuter Giga

7. Thule Paramount 29L

6. Green Guru Gear Joyride

5. Brooks England Pickwick

4. Ortlieb Velocity

3. Proviz Sports Reflect360

2. Timbuk2 Raider

1. Osprey Radial 26

Editor's Notes

January 14, 2019:

Added choices with technical features that keep riders dry and safe, including the Osprey Radial 26, which offers the ultra-practical LidLock, and the Proviz Sports Reflect360, a supremely reflective selection. Also investigated simpler packs, choosing the Brooks England Pickwick and the Banjo Brothers Canvas for their timeless stylishness.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on January 16, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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