Riding a big BMW or KTM adventure bike, I got used to having luggage on my bike. When riding a bicycle, I missed having a way to carry clothes without wrinkling them. I just tested out a new product from Two Wheel Gear that makes luggage for bicycles. These aren’t typical panniers, these are more of a garment bag that quickly and securely lock to your bike’s rear rack so that you can bike to work in your bike clothes, and then change into work attire. The bag is very high quality and comes with it’s own hi-viz rain cover, that can also make a great cover for commuters who travel at low light times of day.
The first thing I liked was the high quality of the stitching and zippers. These are not some cheap flimsy bags – they are very durable.
I also like that the bag is designed with a slight kant – or angle, so that it doesn’t interfere with your feet when you are peddling. The bag I used was the Executive 2.0 (AKA: Southwest Garment Pannier). This is a hybrid garment bag that has a padded laptop storage area, and pockets for all your daily gear and extra capacity for extended business trips. It mounts to any standard rear bike rack and comes with padded carrying straps so that it can double as carry-on luggage. Extremely water resistant and it comes with a waterproof, fluorescent rain cover. It is made from premium, dry waxed canvas that is durable enough for the US military but is attractive enough for the office or the airport.
It is smaller than a typical garment bag, but it is only designed for a single day, and is more than enough room for everything you need for the office, the gym, or a couple of days out of town.
I highly recommend it for those who bike to work and are looking for a quality bag for your daily bike commute. I used the black bag, but it is also available in graphite.
Visit their website for more info on how to get one.
Bag hanging – H 38.5″ W 19″ D 3″
Bag folded / being carried – H 18″ W 19″ D 6″
Weight: 5.5 lbs / 2.5 kg
Volume: 55 L / 3,356 Cubic Inches
Material: Waxed Cotton/Polyester
|NIGHT VISIBILITY||Attachment loops for flashing lights|
|WATERPROOF RAIN COVER||210 HD Nylon – inverts into clip-on pouch – fluorescent green with reflective silver accents|
5 internal pockets | 5 external expandable pockets | 17 inch padded laptop storage | Hangs 3-5 garments | Padded, removable shoulder strap | Top bag hanger/handle | Sides clip together for off bike carrying | 4 utility D-rings for clipping accessories | 2 loops for clipping additional lights | Padded internal garment strap | Leather logo embossed badging | Rain cover can be clipped to side or completely removed