What Are Pannier Bags?

What Are Pannier Bags?

When cycling, safety and comfort go hand in hand. If you’re trying to find a way to shift the weight from your body to your bike, this is where bike bags like panniers come in.

Panniers are extra features every commuter cyclist should consider investing in. They’re an absolute essential for touring cyclists, with less back sweat guaranteed. If you’re on the hunt for the best pannier bags, you’ll love what we have to offer!

What Are Pannier Bags?

Bobbin Pannier Bags

Pronounced as pan-ee-yer, pannier comes from a French word that means basket. Panniers are bike bag accessories that carry items, usually with two compartments. They mount over or hang off the side of a bike, either in the front, back, or both.

These bags can generally carry heavy cargo on rides longer than 15 minutes. Plus, unlike backpacks or rucksacks, they allow for free air ventilation at your back. They make a perfect companion for long-distance touring or hauling stuff around town.

Below are your options:

1. Daytripper Pannier

 Bobbin Daytripper Pannier

Dimensions: H: 49cm (full), 40cm (folded), D: 9cm, W: 37cm

Capacity: 13 litres (folded, as pictured), 17 litres (unfolded)

This Daytripper pannier looks very smart on and off your bike. It comes with chunky tote handles and a removable shoulder strap. What’s more, it has one large internal and one external pocket, great for storing keys and phones. It’s made from high-quality, heavy-duty, water-resistant cotton.

Two metal clips are riveted on the back so the bag can be attached to a rear carrier rack. This will especially work on our city bikes. Colours available: Camel, Red, Midnight Blue, and Cerulean.

2. Button Double Pannier

Bobbin Button Double Pannier

Dimensions: H: 30cm, D: 10cm, W: 25-34cm

Capacity: 2 x 9 litres 

The Double Pannier bike bag lives for its name as it’s a two-bag joined together. They flop over the sides of the rear carrier and are kept in place with poppers. It’s made from unlined, heavy-duty showerproof cotton, nickel hardware, and cotton webbing. The handles on top or the detachable shoulder strap allow for carrying them.

Note: It must be mounted as far back as possible on the rack. If not, you will get a heel kick.

3. Toggle Double Pannier

Bobbin Toggle Double Pannier

Dimensions: H: 24cm, D: 10cm, W: 29-35cm

Capacity: approx. 2 x 7.5 litres

The Toggle Double Pannier bike bag is almost the same as the button one. Instead of buttons, it features toggles. This bag has charming leather toggle closures and nickel hardware. It also has a sturdy carry handle on top and a detachable shoulder strap.

The material won’t disappoint, as it’s made from unlined heavy-duty showerproof cotton. Available colours include red and midnight blue.

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Daytripper Saddlebag

 Bobbin Daytripper Saddlebag

Dimensions: L: 20cm H: 8cm W: 11cm

This Daytripper Saddlebag is suitable for use with most saddles. It's big enough for keys, phone, wallet, multi-tool - literally, all the essentials!

It simply buckles under the rails and around the seat post. Plus, it features an envelope-style closure with a nickel turn lock for added security.

Made from unlined heavy-duty showerproof cotton, with leather straps. Colours available: Camel, Red, and Midnight Blue.

What Are You Waiting For? 

The Daytripper Saddlebag is compatible with most saddles and spacious enough for essentials. This includes your keys, phones, wallets, multi-tools, and more! You don’t have to worry about security thanks to the envelope-style closure with a nickel turn lock.

The saddlebag easily buckles under the rails and around the seat post. It’s designed with unlined, heavy-duty showerproof cotton with leather straps for durability. Available colours include camel, red, and midnight blue.

What Are You Waiting For?

Whether for a commute, travel or camping, you’re bound to find something from our range of panniers. Might as well check our bike accessories while you’re here to complete your bike setup! If you’re interested in these bags, feel free to contact us or visit our website to explore more options.

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