Category: Cycling Bags

Best Laptop Bike Bags [Top 9 for Commuters]

Transporting a laptop is one of the biggest challenges for commuting cyclists. Keeping your laptop dry, secure and protected from bumps and scrapes isn’t easy. Worse still, a laptop is probably the most expensive item that you’ll carry, so the...

Best Waterproof Pannier Bags [Top 7 for Rainy Rides]

Pannier. Pan-ey-er. Pan-e-yeh. However you pronounce it, the humble pannier bag has been helping cyclists carry their belongings for nigh on a century.  Commonplace in cycle touring, now more commonly referred to as bikepacking, panniers are also popular amongst urban cyclists. Often,...

Best Bike Messenger Bags for Commuting [Top 7]

Messenger bags are the companion of choice for most cyclists on their daily commute. These bags make it easy to transition from the road to the office with minimal fuss. Below you’ll find a collection of the best commuter messenger...

Craft Cadence IPXS Waterproof Bag [Review]

Craft Cadence’s 2022 IPXS waterproof roll top promises a backpack that’s both lightweight and packed with storage, stylish yet functional. Craft Cadence has long been a leader in the commuter backpack field, but how does this latest offering shape up?...

Craft Cadence Top Tube Bag [REVIEW]

If like me, you love having extra storage (which of course comes in handy for extra morale snacks and spares) while out riding, you may have considered buying a top tube bag. In this piece I’ll be taking a look...

Best Reflective Backpack for Cycling to Work [Top 4]

Backpacks are an essential item for carrying all of your possessions when commuting. Equally, being visible to other road users when commuting is paramount, hence the reflective backpack is a great and practical addition to your armory. Whether it’s a...

Bagaboo Workhorse Messenger Bag [Review]

There was a point in time when I wanted to be a professional cyclist. But not the lycra-clad, hairless-legged, genetically freakish variety… for some reason I had decided that in every way my dream job was being a bike messenger....

Chrome Industries Mazer Vigil Pack – Review

Ever since I started Discerning Cyclist (over seven years ago now, crikey!), Chrome Industries has always struck me as a brand that just gets urban cycling. They understand that commuters and other city riders don’t really want to carry a...

Best Bike Commuting Bags

A good bag for cycling is important to enable you carry your stuff around in comfort. Some people look for the best cycling backpack, rucksack or messenger bag, while others prefer to let their bicycle do the work in the...

Evoc MacAskill Street Backpack – Review

When it comes to bags, there are many options available to urban cyclists: the messenger bag – as popularised by bike couriers, pannier bags and of course, the good old backpack. While many may disagree with me from a style/sweaty...

Crumpler Muli Backpack XL – Review

When I’m writing a review for Discerning Cyclist, I try to ensure I cover all the bases: what the product is suitable for, how the product looks, good points, bad points and, of course, letting you know the features of...


TOP 5 FAVOURITES FOR COOL RIDES


1. 🪖Fend ONE Folding Helmet
A folding helmet that actually looks good.

2. 🧥Helly Hansen Hooded Rain Jacket
Stay dry in style.

3. 🧴Muc-Off Ultimate Bicycle Cleaning Kit
Keep your bike feeling brand new.

4. 👖DUER-All Weather Jeans
Waterproof cycling jeans. Seriously.

5. 🎒Rapha Reflective Backpack
A beautiful backpack that you can't miss.