Thoughfully designed and handmade in Portland, OR | Order by 12/12 to receive in time for the holidays
January 30, 2015
So how about just one bag that works in both configurations? North St. Bags’ Route Nine Convertible does double duty, converting from a sturdy pannier to comfortable backpack depending on your needs, and looking handsome in either mode.
Normally, a pannier would sit awkwardly or uncomfortably strapped across your back, while a backpack or messenger may not fasten to a rack securely enough to work as a pannier. The $228 Route Nine bag is designed to make this transition thanks to removable pannier backing, a removable padded shoulder strap, and a roll-top closure that’s well suited to either configuration. A waterproof liner protects the 17.5 liters of storage space inside, and the outside pockets are also water resistant. Reflectors adorn the pack’s side pockets for added visibility.
October 19, 2023
October 11, 2023
When you order your new bike pannier or convertible backpack pannier you’ll need to select the hook size that best fits your bike’s cargo rack. These hooks—two near the top of the pannier—slot over the horizontal tube(s) of the cargo rack and then a bottom hook on a bungee holds tension for a secure fit.
While it’s a simple system, one of the most common questions we get is: what’s the right hook size for my bike? Click to read more.
September 20, 2023