About Detours Pike Place Pannier
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.
Specs about Detours Pike Place Pannier
- Material: Nylon
- Capacity: 1000 cu.in.
- Weight: 2 lb. 6 oz.
- Dimensions: 13x6.5x14"
- Made in China
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Most Helpful 4-Star Review
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mary Alipius from city on Tuesday, August 30, 2016I tried a few paniers before settling on this. Really i bought it because the price ($25) was right, but I actually like it quite a bit. the attachment system works well- though there is no bottom attachment to protect agains "bounce off" the hooks fully surround the bar of the bike rack and seem to latch on well. I have used it all week on a 5mile commute over some serious potholes and all good so far. It does sit higher than I prefer (it sticks up about 6 inches above my rack) and it takes some fanangaling to put on and off my rack (but that is because I have a super narrow rack and some of the rack hardware gets in the way- not a problem I think most people will have!)
I fit my old 17inch laptop, a three ring binder, two 20oz drinking vessels, and a change of shirt in here no problem.
It is stiff- in a good way. It holds it's own shape and will likely never flop into the spokes! The tradeoff for this is it feels kind of heavy even when empty.
Another thing i like about it is that it looks totally normal when I'm carrying it around at work, not like I'm about to leave on a bike tour straight from the office.
The neoprene sleeve for the laptop is pretty lame though- if that is selling point for you don't get your hopes up too high.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kathryn the commuter from Virginia on Tuesday, August 9, 2016I love the size, the rubber bottom, and the attachable shoulder strap. The only thing I wish it had was a simple release system for both hooks to release at the same time and a lower hook for extra security. I used a bungie cord to secure the bag to my bike rack during my ride over speed bumps and rail road tracks. That works just fine for me.
Would totally buy another one but I already have too many bike bags!!
Verified Buyer Reviewed by GiannaJ from Washington on Monday, June 1, 2015I really like this pannier's design in terms of holding things and looking professional for use off the bike. However, it attaches to the bike with two plastic clips that are not very sturdy looking. The bag can rattle around quite a bit (and reviews elsewhere mention the bag flying off during sudden stops and turns). I only recommend this if you are traveling at slow speeds or are comfortable rigging a secondary attachment up yourself. I hope the good bag design can someday be combined with a good attachment design!
Verified Buyer Reviewed by casual bike commuter from Portland, OR on Monday, June 16, 2014Like 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.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mystical Warrior from California on Wednesday, May 14, 2014I 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.
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