Function? Fashion? Or Both?
Messenger bags are great, but with
two straps to distribute the load, a backpack is often a more comfortable
option for longer rides or heavier loads. For 2010, the Banjo Brothers subtle,
understated waterproof black backpack is being augmented with the addition of a
sporty version in white.
The ballistic nylon outer has been
replaced with a tough-as-nails truck tarp material with a black ballistic nylon
bottom. The new white bag is based upon the same design as the 1500 cubic inch
Banjo Brothers Waterproof Cycling Backpack which set the standard for an
affordable, durable waterproof cycling specific backpack. The smart 2-layer
design puts an outer shell of tarp material and ballistic nylon to take the abuse
and on the inside a welded-seam replaceable liner completes the package. The
roll-top design seals off the bag’s contents. The advantage of this system is,
should the liner ever be compromised, it is fully replaceable and ballistic nylon
and truck tarp wear like iron.
Check out several reviews of the new
“all white” model
Urban Velo: http://urbanvelo.org/banjo-brothers-cycling-commuter-backpack/
Commute by Bike: http://commutebybike.com/2009/10/02/intro-banjo-brothers-commuter-backpack-review/
· Medium -
1500 Cubic inches / 17" Tall x 12" Wide x 8" deep
Waterproof 2-layer design: outer tarp material wears like iron; replaceable waterproof liner keeps contents dry in a downpour
(will not keep water out if submerged, in case underwater-riding is your hobby).
padded straps distribute load more evenly than messenger bags
lower on the back than standard backpacks to reduce blind spots while riding
strap and removable waist strap for stability
reflective stripes and tab for safety light
· 2 quick-access side pockets
· MSRP: $89.99