Top 10 best panniers and bags for cycling

2020-07-01
best panniers and bicycle bags
2812
Views

Are you planning to go on holiday with your bike? Do you have to carry weight on your journeys and are you looking for the most comfortable way to deal with it? To get the most out of the one that will be your travel partner, you have all kinds of options – look for the best panniers for your bike, suitable for your needs, and just worry about pedaling.

Bikepacking is in vogue and nothing is more suitable for the summer than diving into cycling tourism and start pedaling to get to know both your immediate surroundings and the area you want to discover. Find the right complement in this list. You’ll be able to take everything you need with you on your bike.

SEE ALL BIKEPACKING AND SADDLEBAGS AT BEST PRICE

Top 10 Panniers and Bicycle Bags

  1. Restrap 8L Saddle Bag – Black/Orange
  2. Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack Medium Bag – 15L
  3. Ortlieb Seat-Pack Medium Bag – 11L
  4. Brooks Suffolk Rear Pannier – Black
  5. Ortlieb Back Roller City QL1 Pannier Bag – Black
  6. Ortlieb Frame-Pack Medium Bag – 4L
  7. Restrap Bag Bar
  8. Brooks Brick Lane Roll Up Panniers – Black
  9. Restrap Stem Bag
  10. Brooks Norfolk Front Pannier – Green

Review of the TOP 10 Best Saddlebags and Bike Bags

1. Restrap 8L Saddle Bag – Black/Orange

  • Brand: Restrap
  • Weight: 490 g
  • Volume: 8 L
  • Price: £100.90

 best panniers and bags for cycling

The area behind the saddle tends to be the part of the bike where most racks can be installed. However, you can also carry pretty big bags without the need of a support or rack, as, for instance, this elegant bag by Restrap. In order to use it, it must be fixated through hooks between the seatpost and the saddle (you’ll need some room – 20 cm between the wheel and the saddle and 10 cm between the saddle and the frame). Thus, with a simple setup you’ll gain up to 8L capacity.

BUY RESTRAP 8L SADDLE BAG – BLACK/ORANGE

2. Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack Medium Bag – 15L

  • Brand: Ortlieb
  • Weight: 420 g
  • Volume: 15 L
  • Price: £87.80

best panniers and bags for cycling

It’s common for the best bike bags to be situated on the handlebars. Thus, the total weight will be more balanced, and you’ll have what you need at hand even when cycling. This Ortlieb bag is the ideal size (20 x 58 x 20 cm) to carry a sleeping bag inside. It is secured with roll-up closures and comes with two compression straps so that you can combine it with other accessories. It’s the perfect option to bring your lunch or some tools with you. Furthermore, its ultralight weight makes it suitable for carbon handlebars, and it will endure all weather conditions thanks to its resistant waterproof material.

BUY ORTLIEB HANDLEBAR-PACK MEDIUM BAG – 15L

3. Ortlieb Seat-Pack Medium Bag – 11L

  • Brand: Ortlieb
  • Volume: 11 L
  • Weight: 325 g
  • Price: £102.70

Ortlieb Seat-Pack Medium Bag - 11L

Last but not least, if you want to carry luggage on the rear, attached to the saddle, but don’t want to go for an extremely big or heavy bag, Ortlieb offers this size M Seat-Pack. What are its perks? Medium size, with a capacity of 11L and an unobtrusive size (25x15x40cm) that will hardly affect the space your bike takes up. For easy installation you only need six centimetres on the seat post, unlike larger models, so it is adaptable to almost any type of bike. Furthermore, take into account its high resistance guarantee and its Daisy Chain to install your rear light.

BUY ORTLIEB SEAT-PACK MEDIUM BAG – 11L

4. Brooks Suffolk Rear Pannier – Black

  • Brand: Brooks
  • Weight: 800 g
  • Volume: 14 L
  • Price: £120.00 £86.90

best panniers and bags for cycling

From the same brand Brooks comes this Suffolk model of rear panniers: although it has slightly less volume (adaptable between 18 and 22L), its design makes it especially practical for the use of luggage. With a large front pocket you have everything within reach with a single gesture and thanks to elastic side pockets you can keep tools, food… close at hand without emptying any of the contents. The British brand presents a more elegant design in black, also made of water-resistant polyester with an authentic fabric look to withstand any conditions without anything getting wet.

BUY BROOKS SUFFOLK REAR PANNIER – BLACK

5. Ortlieb Back Roller City QL1 Pannier Bag – Black

  • Brand: Ortlieb
  • Volume: 20 L each pannier
  • Weight: 750 g each pannier
  • Price: £73.50

 best panniers and bags for cycling

If you’re planning a cycling route that will last several days or pass by several cities, Ortlieb’s Back Roller City pannier bags are amongst the best options. Made with tough, resistant fabric that can stand the worst weather conditions and abrasion, they’ll provide you with a 20L capacity per bag, which is ideal for multiday trips. Why? Well, their size allows them to be adapted to a rear cargo rack – as is the usual – but also to a front one, meaning extra room for luggage. However, this doesn’t mean that the fitting of the bags is more difficult – you can do it without tools, and secure them thanks to the included additional hook.

BUY ORTLIEB BACK ROLLER CITY QL1 PANNIER BAGS – BLACK

6. Ortlieb Frame-Pack Medium Bag – 4L

  • Brand: Ortlieb
  • Volume: 4 L
  • Weight: 186 g
  • Price: £77.90

 best panniers and bags for cycling

Your bike has a lot of places in which it’s possible to carry your things. With the Ortlieb Frame-Pack toptube bag, you can take advantage of almost your whole’s total length to keep your stuff. It’s ideal for bike frames to which you can’t attach bottles. It gives you 4 extra liters in order not to overload the front and rear ends of the bike. Made with waterproof nylon – including the zipper – it can be attached and closed very easily, thanks to its fastening tape. Its design made it the winner of the EUROBIKE Award 2016.

BUY ORTLIEB FRAME PACK MEDIUM BAG – 4L

7. Restrap Bag Bar

  • Brand: Restrap
  • Volume: 14 L
  • Weight: 550 g
  • Price: £107.50

best panniers and bags for cycling

With the Restrap Bar Bag you will gain a multipurpose storing space to carry items within reach. On the one hand, you have a closed bag with its own holder, and on the other hand you have a magnetic bag for items such as food. So, with a simple assembly only with velcro you will have two elements in one, with a package of only 22x18cm and a luggage capacity of 14L.

BUY RESTRAP BAR BAG

8. Brooks Brick Lane Roll Up Panniers – Black

  • Brand: Brooks
  • Volume: 28 L
  • Weight: 950 g
  • Price: £195.00 £148.30

Brooks Brick Lane Roll Up Panniers - Black

The best option for urban bike bags are these Brooks Brick Lane roll-up bags, inspired by travel bags: they are easily rolled up and released, fixed on top of the luggage rack, to which they are adaptable. They measure 10 x 15cm. With them, you get a great volume capacity of 14L in each bag, and they also have a cross elastic to hook other objects. A practical and functional option for carrying weight on your urban journeys.

BUY BROOKS BRICK LANE ROLL UP PANNIERS – BLACK

9. Restrap Stem Bag

  • Brand: Restrap
  • Volume: 1,1 L
  • Weight: 90 g
  • Price: £32.50

Restrap Stem Bag

Get simple, do not take up more than you need – the Restrap Stem Bag will fit perfectly on your stem. A little more than 1L in capacity, to reach your extra canister, gels or food without slowing down, protected by waterproof materials made entirely by hand, which is the hallmark of this English brand. Don’t sweat it!

BUY RESTRAP STEM BAG

10. Brooks Norfolk Front Pannier – Green

  • Brand: Brooks
  • Weight: 800 g
  • Volume: 18-22 L
  • Price: £100.00 £74.60

 best panniers and bags for cycling

A very functional and easy-to-install accessory to carry more weight is a front bike pannier. In order you can adapt it to your needs, its holding capacity can be adjusted, ranging 10–13 L, thanks to its leather strap. With a size adapted to travel bikes (26 cm wide, 33–48 cm high and 14 cm deep), it will provide you with both room and the well-known quality guaranteed by the British saddle brand, renowned for its materials.

BUY BROOKS NORFOLK FRONT PANNIER – GREEN

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *