Based in the great Pacific Northwest, Velomacchi (pronounced "velo-makki") is a play on two Italian words, Velocità Macchina, which roughly translated means "Velocity Machine." They make backpacks and other accessories intended for motorcycling, but two wheels is two wheels. PEZ got our hands on their 40-liter Speedway Backpack to try while pedalling rather than twisting a throttle.
Although it has a relatively slim profile, for commuting, the Speedway 40L (40 litre capacity) is large enough to carry what you need to the office in the main large compartment. I was able to comfortably fit a pair of shoes, socks, underwear, pants, belt, a shirt, tie, and a rolled up blazer (I work in a coat-and-tie environment) — as well as essential toiletries. The main compartment seals with a magnetic roll top closure that makes it water-tight. A zippered compartment is just big enough for my 15-inch MacBook Pro. And a secondary external compartment with some organizer pockets and a key ring holder uses toggle closures and has room for charging cords, keys, wallet, and any other miscellaneous small stuff – as well as my small U/cable-lock.
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