Category: Bags

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...

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...


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.