Published on Outside Magazine.
You don’t need the most technical pack to navigate your way around the city but certain features can make your commute easier. We found five bags that marry comfort with function, helping you get where you need to go.
Velomacchi makes gear for motorcyclists, but this 35-liter rolltop pack has bike commuter written all over it. It’s waterproof, has a dedicated laptop sleeve, and there’s even a pouch for a hydration bladder.
The 35L Giro Backpack pays homage to one of the most famous endurance races in cycling is called the Giro d'Italia.
Founded in 1909 The Giro d’ Italia literally means a race around Italy, through extreme environments, mountainous terrain, and of course the cobbled streets of the Veneto, it has been raced every year stopping only for two world wars.
Like the race, the 35L Giro Backpack was designed and built to endure extreme environments while maintaining a dignified decorum.
Simplicity and versatility are the hallmarks of this carry system. With a quick access side laptop sleeve that has a reverse bail watertight YKK zipper and a high speed rain flap ensures quick access to your laptop and tablets.
The articulating shoulder straps ensure a perfect fit for both men and women of all sizes. A waterproof main compartment with a magnetic roll top closure makes this the ultimate commuting and travel backpack.