Closeouts. A functional workhorse for your daily commute, Detours' Pike Place pannier features durable nylon construction with a waterproof base, a wide jaw-opening top for easy access and a neoprene sleeve for your laptop.
Reviewed by casual bike commuter from Portland, OR on Monday, June 16, 2014
Like a diaper bag, this pannier aims to be stylish while also being utilitarian. I love the rubberized bottom, and the placard that covers the clips (so you can carry it around on your shoulder without gouging people). It's definitely small — I bought it to replace the Toucan pannier, which carries more than a grocery bag's worth, and this can't handle much more than a laptop, lunch and coat. Also the clips are plastic (remains to be seen how long they last), and they need to be held opened to clip onto a rack, which is a bit of a pain. Also no bottom clip, so not as stable as it can/should be. I found it a fine compromise for an everyday bag, though I wish there was something that had this bag's good points without the bad ones.
Reviewed by Mystical Warrior from California on Wednesday, May 14, 2014
I use this for every day commuting to work. It is a good the size- good for carrying essentials, my folders and portfolio for meetings, windbreaker and a bike lock. I like the shoulder strap and the rubber bottom, it stands upright. The flower adds some character. I get lots of complements on it.
Dislike- It is really hard to get on the bike rack and requires the use of both hands. This might not be a problem if I had a kick stand, but I don't . I think it would be improved by having a quick release system when you lift the carrying strap it will automatically releases the latches. Also wish it had an external pocket for my water bottle- to carry into a meeting.
Also- you can't adjust the latches horizontally- which means it only fits on my rack in a spot that is a little closer to my seat than I would prefer.
Reviewed by Mark M from Boulder, CO on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
This could be a great product for someone wanting a really waterproof bag for commuting in a really rainy climate. However if you don't require extreme waterproofness and want a product for everyday load carrying this is too much weight and not enough room.
Reviewed by hans from Vermont on Friday, March 07, 2014
this was just too heavy duty for me. the rubber bottom probably saves you from ti wearing out if you drag it on the street for 20 miles but it adds too much weight. I returned and got a different one from STP.