List of Best Cycling Backpacks
The Wandrd PRVKE backpack is designed to be multi-functional for carrying both camera gear and professional items. The PRVKE is a wonderful blend of useful and functional features.
From an easy to use roll-top lid to a plethora of secure and smartly placed pockets, this backpack exists to make life easier.
The design and the dimension of the backpack plays a very important role in the comfort. A too deep backpack will pull on your shoulders, but too wide and it will be difficult to balance.
When it comes to the design of this backpack it is a fairly shallow, tall bag that is designed to carry the load of the bag close to your body.
It’s ergonomically fitted and well padded in order to wear for long duration.
It has a decent amount of storage, the main compartment has the carrying capacity of 21 L. If you want some more storage area then there’s also a larger size that can hold 31L.
As this is a camera bag so it comes with several moveable dividers to keep your lenses and camera nice and snug through whatever travel adventure you take them on.
The essential camera cube is large enough to hold a long-distance lens and a DSLR, or two to three smaller lenses. With the adjustable partition, you can rearrange it to your requirement, so your electronic components stay safe.
The roll-top is expandable and collapsible, and can add another five liters to your toting capacity. Moreover, it looks pretty darn cool.
It comes with a convenient exterior pocket on the bottom of thebag to stash a rain fly until you need it. But, unfortunately, WANDRD doesn’t include that rainfly as part of the bag package.
The pack also features an expandable water bottle pocket that can be securely zipped up when not in use. It helps to maintain a nice and slim profile.
It has a clamshell zipper located directly behind the shoulder straps. This provides easy access to the bottom of the bag without having to dig through the top.
- A+ design
- Lots of access points
- Lifetime warranty
- No built in-waist strap
- Weather-resistant but not waterproof
- Dual density laptop sleeve
- Protective tablet pocket
- Two-way access to laptop and tablet
- Durable 420D nylon material with water resistant finish
- Roll top compartment
- Padded valuables pocket
THe Thule Paramount 24L offers you a protective carriage for your laptop and other essentials you need day to day while cycling. It stands out for its versatility and easy to access compartments that provide up to 24 liters od storage and can keep a 15 inch laptop.
It has a water resistant exterior that performs well while bike commuting and travelling around the city.
It is equipped with some excellent features that makes it one of the best backpacks for bike commuting.
It comes with the well cushioned suspension harness with a flip top velcro top to keep a laptop up 15 inch in place. The suspensions system is not only cushioned along the back and front but also the sides.
The smooth and comfortable cushioning on the back and straps, the Paramount provides a decent level of comfort.
The padded straps perform well by distributing the weight of the pack across the chest when used with the built in sternum strap.
Moreover, the foam used for padding is breathable.
When it comes to the storage area it has a 24 L holding capacity. The large open compartment of the pack provides versatility in what you want to pack.
Along the side of the pack there is a pocket to keep a large water bottle.
The tabs are large and easy to pull on, even with a pair of gloves. There are two side access zippers one to directly access the laptop compartment and the other to access the large compartment of the backpack.
The reinforced rubber bottom of the backpack provides additional water resistance, keeping the contents dry inside the pack while the bike commutes during rain. It offers a decent level of water resistance, it is not waterproof.
Overall, the thule paramount is a versatile and protective cycling backpack with a plethora of applications.
- Amazing design
- Water resistant ( Not waterproof )
- Padded pockets
- Two way access to the laptop and tablet compartment
- Roll top compartment with expendables volume
- Padded shoulder straps
- Adjustable waist belt
- Airstripes back system with mesh hip wings
- Laptop compartment with double padding on sides and base
- Removable helmet holder
- Detachable rain cover
- Large folder size main compartment
- Pocket with organizer for computer accessories
- Compression straps
- Comfortable grab handle
The Deuter giga bike backpack is designed to be used on the move. It is made from nylon which makes it water-resistant. It has a dedicated storage for a 15”laptop and a tablet.
It has an air mesh laptop sleeve, a small interior pocket for extra storage, front zip pocket for extra storage, and an elasticized external side pockets.
If you are looking for a good cycling day bag, then this might hit the spot . It is a bit on the small side coming with at only 28L.
This backpack is a great choice with a sturdy hip belt with padding and a hideaway rain cover that makes it a very comfortable choice for a day out and about on the town.
The laptop dedicated sleeve will keep you digital baby secure and safe and c
ompression straps will keep everything tightened down and secure.
- Reflective loop for safety light
- Stretch side pockets
- 3M reflectors load adjustro straps
- Rain cover included
- Padded back and hip straps
- A bit small helmet holder
The Wingman is a two precise affair. While each part can be used separately. This cylindrical gear backpack is designed to carry bulky items.
The Henty wingman looks like your traditional bi-fold suit bag. Unfolded the bag measures in at 56 * 101 cm. It has reflective stripes for better visibility at night.
Inside the suit bag is a utility bag made of tarpaulin material and held in via two clip connectors. With the help of the supplied strap, the utility bag can be used by itself to give you a heavy-duty waterproof bag.
It comes with the fold up hanger and the strap on the top of the bag works as a handing point.
One the front side of the bag there is a large zipper pocket and a loop on the bottom where you can attach a blink light. The font pocket features a number of handy pockets for pen and notebooks and a secured internal pouch.
The back side of the pack has mesh on it to allow for some airflow when worn.
It has cushioned shoulder pad built into the strap, and a quick release clip is provided so that you can easily remove the bag without having to lift it over your head when the bag’s loaded up.
In order to provide you a better stability it has a stability strap to stop the bag from moving around under load when cycling or walking.
Overall, the bag is extremely well designed, durable and works pretty well for cycling.
- Nice design
- Reflective panels
- Easy access pockets
- Durable water resistant coated
- Polyurethane coated YKK zippers
- Unique lock and zipper pull system
- Compression EVA shoulder straps
- Separate dedicated laptop and tablet compartment
The Pelican MPB35 is the simplest bag deuter has produced to date. Its 35L capacity streamlined design means you can fit in the essentials without becoming bulky.
On the top of that, this bag is incredibly lightweight and as usual, is very well ventilated.
The DWR-coated 1000 denier nylon outer shell of the Pelican MPB35 is water resistant and handles the elements well.
This overbuilt backpack is strong, it doesn’t carry differently or sag with heavy items, and its shape and compression-molded EVA shoulder straps allow for a balanced and comfortable carry.
The bag has a big opening that adds convenience when digging for items. Moreover, the bag has organization pockets inside that are ideal for smaller items like car keys, a phone, a wallet, a knife, loose change, and so on.
It has a laptoion sleeve which keeps the essential item in place and easy to pull in and out. The denier shell and the padded back gives some peace of mind that the laptop is less likely to take abuse.
- Solidly constructed
- Loads of space
- Breathable back panel
- Good ventilation
- Lifetime warranty
- Light enough to carry without strain
- Straps ensure everything is secure
- No reflective detailing
- Lightweight steel frame distributes load
- Multiple internal pockets
- Tablet and laptop sleeves keep devices secure
- Helmet carry for transitioning from biking to walking
- Ip fins ate stowable to customize carrying
- Mesh back ventilation system keeps you cool on warm days
The Camel M.U.L.E manages to get the balance right big enough to hold 3 liters of water and gear for a full day on the trail, but narrow in width, lightweight, and not bulky.
The pack straps are a little wider. One of the best features is that it has velcro tabs at the end of the shoulder adjustment straps. You can roll up the extra and secure it with the tab to avoid dangling of the straps.
The reservoir compartment of the bag opens up ⅔ of the way and has a shelf to hook the uncluded 3 liter antidote water reservoir.
The hose pokes out a hole in the top of the backpack, and can be secured to either of the shoulder strap.
The pack has two outer zippered pockets. The smaller one at the top fits a phone, tissues, or sunglasses etc. And, the larger outer pocket is divided into different compartments and has a key clip where you can secure your keys.
The back panel of the bag is padded with the segmented channels intended to promote airflow and keep your back cooler.
Overall, this backpack is a solid hydration backpack choice for everyday biking and hikes.
- Padded back panel
- Two outer zippered pockets
- Larger outer pocket
- Narrow gauge design
- LightweightUniversal helmet hook
- Magnetic tube trap
- No bungee cords for lashing gear to the outside of the pack
- Features three large dedicated compartments
- Internal laptop compartment
- Incase engineered airflow channels
- Padded shoulder straps
- Integrated sternum strap
- Constructed with the heavy duty durable 840D ballistic nylon
The Incase ICON backpack is a small backpack with large capabilities. Its simple design is stylish for both the office and around town.
It features two protective and separate side-access compartments that can accommodate both a 15 inch laptop and a tablet or ipad.
The main laptop compartment lies across the back of the pack with 1.5 inches of padding buffering from the back of the user.
One awesome feature is that it has a tablet compartment, located between the laptop and the main compartments. The laptop compartment can be accessed from the right side and the tablet one unzips on the left side.
The bag adjustable shoulder, sternum, and load stabilizer straps. The shoulder straps feature a simple release and pull mechanism that is smooth and easy to use.
The foam padding throughout the backpack is burly. The back panel and the shoulder straps have most of the padding.
The internal compartment of the bag offers several zippered and velcroed pockets for storing you small valuable items.
Overall, the Incase ICON is a perfect choice that can takes the wear and tear of everyday curry while providing much-needed protection and internal space.
- Extremely durable heavy nylon
- Keeps the shape, even when weight down
- Comfortable straps and padding
- Broad shouldered padded straps
- Spacious interior
- Faux-fur lined pouch for more delicate items
- High price