Woodward Backpack Pannier | North St Bags - North St. Bags

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reCor 1000d Midnight
reCor 1000d Black
1000d Burgundy
1000d Forest Green
EPX Black
EPX Teal
EPX Rust
EPX Ocean Blue
EPX Coyote
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You deserve a bag as adaptable as you are. Our bestselling Woodward Backpack Pannier converts from a bike pannier to backpack in seconds with plenty of room for your next adventure. No weather or schedule is too rough for this convertible. 

The Woodward Backpack Pannier includes padded, ergonomic, stowable back straps, with a sturdy hook and bungee system to keep your bag in place on the most rugged ride. 

Our internal hook & loop row system means you can play with our modular internal pocket options. Commuters with tech to haul, we got you—the Woodward Backpack Pannier comes standard with a built-in 15" laptop sleeve. 

features & specs

11" x 16" x 7" | 1822 cubic inches | 3lbs

28cm x 40cm x 18cm | 32 liters | 162g

Woodward Convertible Backpack Pannier includes:

  • Converts from pannier to backpack in seconds with no extra parts
  • Large front external pocket with built-in organizer
  • One open side pocket, one with hook & loop closure, for u-lock or water bottle up to 3.75" in diameter
  • Retro reflective accent strip
  • Ergonomic, padded backpack straps with optional add-on sternum strap
  • Space for one large 10" pocket and up to two 5" side pockets
  • Internal built-in laptop sleeve for laptops up to 11" wide x 1" deep (fits most 15" laptops)
  • Made with recycled EcoPak sailcloth and a medium gray interior
  • Fits most standard commuter and touring racks [hook spacing guide]

hook size

  • Default pannier hook size is 9mm, which covers racks up to 11mm thick.
  • Hooks can be bent out slightly if they are too tight on your rack.
  • Choose 12mm or 19mm cargo hook upgrade for compatibility with oversized rack bars

    Fabric Options

    Hover over the color swatch to see the fabric & color.

    EPX is the first ever durable bag ripstop made with 100% recycled polyester fiber. It's highly water resistant with a waterproof laminate face fabric. It's suitable for every day use in commuting, on the trail and on bike. 

    1000d is virgin ballistic nylon. It's very durable, suitable for withstanding years of tough activities. It is DWR coated and will keep stuff dry in light showers.

    reCor® Fabric is an all new recycled Cordura made from post-industrial waste. This fabric is also DWR coated and is very durable.



    *note that the above video and a few images show our 1000d version which looks slightly different than the current EPX version. For more info on the conversion process, or how to mount it as a bike pannier to your rack, check out the following blog post HERE.

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    named among the "Best Panniers for Bike Commuting" by Gear Patrol in 2019