The New 2020 Pannier Backpack Convertible

The Next Generation of Pannier Backpacks

Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack LITE 2020
The Pannier Backpack LITE (22 Liter) with Modular Attachment System (M.A.S.)
Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack LITE vs PLUS

If you forgot how the whole conversion between Pannier and Backpack works, we made this nifty little gif for you!

Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack Convertible
Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack Convertible - Instructions
Get it On Kickstarter for a limited time!

What are the new features / improvements on the 2020 Pannier Backpacks?

Strap re-design for more Comfort, function and safety

New air mesh foam strap construction to keep you cool. Newly designed adjustable sternum strap and new subtle, yet extremely powerful reflective design.

You will also notice a super handy side strap attachment for an umbrella, lock or surprisingly handy attachment for carrying a camera tripod!

Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack Convertible 2020 - Straps

Overall Backpack Fit / Strap Adjustments To fit all shapes and sizes

The backpack straps have been fully re-designed.

Both sides of the lower strap now adjust for a tighter or looser fit around the bike rack. We also re-configured where the lower straps attach to the backpack straps. We brought this connection up higher on the straps and tweaked the length of the top straps providing a much more adjustable fit for all heights and sizes.

Thank you all for your feedback on this! We needed to hear it in order to make this work for as many body types as possible!

Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack Convertible - Re-designed Straps
The Pannier Backpack Straps have been completely re-designed to fit all shapes and sizes

New bright, Internal lining – to help you find your gear faster

Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack - Inside - bright liner
Warm red interior for locating pesky, camouflaged USB memory sticks

Quick Dry waterproof coated bottom and toned down branding

Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack Convertible - Coated Bottom
Coated bottom for quick cleaning, grimy commuting or sitting on dirty sidewalks

Improved padding & cushioning in laptop pockets

Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack PLUS - Laptop Pocket
A new massively padded bottom and increased support for your most valuable cargo

Improved mounting system attachment to Carry heavier loads

One thing we noticed from some of our harder core customers this last year (that we weren’t happy about), was the Kompakt Rail system had snapped from time-to-time under heavy loads. (of course we cover this under warranty and always take care of our riders!)

But this year (although it’s hard to capture in photos), we have beefed up to a 4 bolt attachment on the hardware from the Kompakt Rail mounting system to the bag. Instead of the previous 2 stock bolts used to secure the mounting system. This keeps the rail from bending under heavy loads. So go ahead and load up the kitchen sink in 2020.

Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack Convertible - Mounted on Rack
Now with 4 attachment points securing the KLICKfix Kompakt Rail for carrying heavier loads

Modular Attachment System (M.A.S.) to carry small bike packs with helmet holder / lash points

Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack Convertible - Modular Attachment System - Top Hook
Top Hook of Modular Attachment System to work with the Commute Top Tube Bag and Seat Pack Also doubles as helmet attachment and extra gear lash point
Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack Convertible - Modular Attachment System - Sliding Magic Locks
Bottom “Magic” Sliding Locks of Modular Attachment System for Top Tube Bag and Seat Pack
Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack Convertible - Features
Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack PLUS - On Bike
Pannier Mode – with U-Lock and Bottle Pockets
Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack PLUS on Back
Backpack Mode

Bonus!

Two Wheel Gear - The Wet Sack - Waterproof Bag

You shouldn’t have to haul around a plastic bag to keep your dirty stuff separate from your clean (or electronic stuff). Sometimes you hit a mid day work out and sweat (a lot). Sometimes the ride in was sopping and your socks are like soup. Or do find yourself hauling a wet swimsuit or towel? Stop wasting or (hopefully) recycling those plastic bags. Reduce your impact and opt for The Wet Sack. It packs away into a tiny ball that can fit in one hand and expand big enough to comfortably haul a pair of size 12’s.

Two Wheel Gear - Pannier Backpack Kit - Reid Hemsing
The Pannier Backpack LITE Kit

2 thoughts on “The New 2020 Pannier Backpack Convertible

  1. This looks phenomenal! Will you be bringing back the blue waxed canvas colour option? I really liked the look of that on the 2019 bags (at least from the photos!) as a slightly more professional-looking design, but I’m excited to get my hands on a 2020 pannier backpack.

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    1. Awesome Luke! We are excited to get you one! Unfortunately, we don’t have the waxed canvas colours coming right now for 2020. Those are the limited edition bags that come and go in different colours (we have talked about making a burgundy bag next). But I agree, the navy blue was one of my personal favourites too.

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