In the pub near Oxford Circus I spotted a cyclist pedalling past with some very trendy looking pannier bags. Whilst the Ortlieb bags are the long loved classics they are not particularly stylish. Here’s a quick roundup of panniers that break from the classic designs.
22.5L | £224.99 – Available from Evans Cycles
Stylish touring bags designed to open like a suitcase. Very expensive!
13L | $145 – Available from Velo-orange.com
Made in Japan these panniers which are in high demand should fulfil most daily purposes.
Basil Memories Pannier
37L | £71.08 – Available from Evans Cycles
Water repellent twin pannier bags. Separate front pockets and space to attach bike lights.
Basil Mitre Shopper
16L | £51.99 – Available from Velorution
Available with four different patterns this small pannier bag is one of a huge range by Basil.
Knog Leading Dog Bag
£44.99 – Available from Chain Reaction Cycles
Water resistant pannier that turns into a stylish bag. Has ‘ears’ that can be tucked in to keep water out.
$228.00 – Available from Rivendell Bicycle Works
Stylish panniers with zipped pockets and water resistant construction.