Category: Bags

Are Osprey Bags Good for Cycling? [4 Best Cyclist Backpacks]

Founded in California in 1974, Osprey has consistently been one of the biggest brands within the outdoor accessories market. In recent times they have even produced some tote style bags as well as rolling luggage cases with the same robust...

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...

Rapha Reflective Travel Backpack [Review]

Rapha is one of those brands that, every now and then, creates a product so damn beautiful that you can’t help but admit that you actually fancy it and would consider settling down with it to raise a family. Or...

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...

6 of the Best Cycling Rucksacks for Commuters

If you find yourself carrying your valuables to work on your back every morning, having a rucksack that suits your needs is essential to a good commute. Whether it’s for sturdiness, fashion or visibility, at least one of these six...

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...

Is MIRA the Perfect Everyday Cycling Bag?

Since 2012, Gosia and Maciek from Bike Belle have been creating wonderfully chic cycling accessories – with a particular focus on making ladies cycling more stylish than ever. Elizabeth even reviewed a few of them a while back for Discerning...

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...

Vaude Silkroad Pannier Bag Review

I’ve been meaning to make the plunge into using a pannier for a long while now. Regardless of how well built a backpack is, it doesn’t half give you a sweaty back – not a great look when you roll...

Timbuk2 Chug Laptop Backpack – Review

Now I’m not one to be seduced by cheap gimmicks, but the Timbuk2 Chug Laptop Backpack has a bottle opener on its strap. You heard. If that alone is not enough to convince you that you want this bag, then...

Trowbridge Saddle Bag – Review

For the discerning lady or gentleman who cares to cycle (discerningly of course) there’s is a bicycle not for high sport performance or weekends going down a mountain but for a civilized mode of transport used at a leisurely pace....

(Il) Soigneur Musette – Review

Unless you are going a very short distance on your bike it’s usually a good idea to carry some kind of object that you can transport some cycling essentials. Now who you are will depend on what you truly decide...




TOP 5 FAVOURITES FOR WINTER RIDES


1. 🧥Rapha Lightweight Commuter Jacket
Stylish, waterproof and easy to throw in a bag.

2. 📍Sherlock Anti-Theft GPS Bike Tracker
Get alerted if your bike moves without you.

3. 👖DUER All-Weather Denim
Waterproof cycling jeans - need I say more?

4. 🪖LIVALL BH60SE Smart Bike Helmet
A helmet with lights that plays music.

5. 🥾Chrome Storm 415 Workboot
Waterproof shoes. No more soggy feet.