Waterproof Backpack

Urban - Edge 40 Backpack | Velo Transit

Edge 40 Backpack

$214.95 $234.95

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The Edge 40 pack is a larger version of the Edge 30, with a 7.5" wide liner. Our new "Slick" Roll-top is easy to access and close, but still waterproof under extreme conditions.

  • Front Quad pockets are comprised of one bottom volumetric tool pocket and one volumetric catch-all top pocket
  • Flat valuables pocket for keys and wallet
  • Full length zippered pocket for your lock or Ipad
  • Storm Shield tucks away when not in use and zips down when needed for rain protection or a high visibility panel in traffic
  • Side panels have attachment webbing for a side pocket or an adjustable water-bottle pocket
  • New highly contoured back panel and ergonomic shoulder pads enhance comfort and stability
  • Edge 40 comes in Men's Medium and Large and Women's Small sizes to give you a superior fit
  • Men's Size Chart
  • Harnesses & Back panels
  • Returns

Volume-Men's M/L: 2,250+ cu.in.

Weight-Men's M/L: 3 LBS 8 oz.

Materials: 500 D Cordura; 1000 D Tex Nylon; Hypalon

 

Reviews for Edge 40 Backpack
5 out of 5, based on 13 reviews
Steve Swenson from Baraboo, WI USA on Aug 13, 2013
I have only been using it for a couple of weeks and not tested it in the rain, but it appears to be very well constructed and thought through. I like the high visibility/rain panel and its ability to be folded away for better aesthetics. The harness is comfortable, I appreciate that the upper portion is separated from the backpack to accommodate the arch of the back. Looking forward to many good years from the pack. I really liked speaking to one of the guys in the shop who addressed all my questions prior to purchase. Thanks guys!
Luis Hevia from Maitland, FL USA on Jul 26, 2013
I can only say...kudos to the VT team! Finally a product that meets the needs of bikers that want a comfortable bag that can also be used for other activities. I received mine over a week ago and am loving it. The zippered stormshield is fantastic, bright enough that people can see you. I live in Florida and got rained the other day (and you know Florida rain is not Seattle's) and not a drop inside of the bag.
Customer service was also great, the staff helped me out in selecting the right bag. And they answered the phone on the spot! (When was the last time you talked to a human being when calling a customer service number?)
In any event, all I have are compliments to VT...the best of all is that is made in the USA. Yes, completely made here in the States, not just designed here and manufactured elsewhere. This is the real thing.
Keep up the great work!
Daniel Harkins from Vancouver, WA USA on Jul 21, 2013
I'm an avid cyclist in the Pacific Northwest. I have never been a fan of panniers or really anything that attaches to my bike for that matter. I have tried out several backpacks for commuting and cycling around town, but always had issues with them really bothering my lower back after long trips. After buying this bag, I have yet to have that problem. I've gone on several 30-50 mile rides wearing this backpack with a sizable load and it just works. It has amazing an amazing weight distribution. I would definitely say it is very economical. This bag also does a great job accommodating a wide variety of loads. I love the fact that it is roll top. I have stuffed it full of groceries several times, and I regularly use it to carry spare clothes and books, laptop, tablet, full-size u-lock and chain, toolkit, spare tube, patches, etc. Sure, it's a pricey bag. It comes with a lifetime warranty though, and it's made in the USA. I haven't actually put it's waterproof capabilities to any big tests. I have ridden in lighter rain and no problems thus far. I'm completely confident that it will keep the contents within safe and dry even during the largest of downpours. Very glad I found this bag.
Justin Bevilacqua from Washington, DC USA on Jun 22, 2013
This being my third VT purchase (one Edge 40, a metro 20 pannier, and now this metro 20) all within a month, I think it's safe to say I adore y'alls products. They are without a doubt the best constructed bag I have seen to date. As a member of the military I've seen some top quality gear, though the products from VT cast a long shadow over even the best. Having said this, your products have made me a customer for life. Sincerely, Justin Bevilacqua
D. Dobson from USA on Jun 21, 2013
I've been commuting to work by bike for going on 8-9 years now. I consider myself a year round rider, riding the minimum 10 miles (one way) trip through rural farms lands rain or shine, dead of winter and dark of night. I ride a variety of bikes, generally touring or mountain, one in awhile a track or road. The years and belly prevent me from getting into a serious tuck position, then again I'm not that anxious to race to work. Generally a meandering 12-15 mph in a "riding the hoods" position.
I've employed and evolved through multiple methods of transporting my stuff, which is generally a pair of khakis, a t-shirt, golf or button down shirt, socks and underwear. A small lunch, couple cans of soda. Some basic tools for tire changes and roadside issues. Over the years I've used messenger bags, sling packs, day bags, bags sold specfic to the cycling commuters, bags I though would work better or feel more comfortable. Recently I've been quite happy with a simple dry-sack pack I picked up at Wal-Mart, obstensibly for use during inclement weather, although I found the straps a bit on thin side.
I see the Velo Transit as an evolution of that WalMart dry-sack concept, a drysack now married to a much more ergonomic backplane and robust, well constructed shoulder straps. I've been using the pack daily now for over a month and find it almost flawless. The great, carnivourous main pocket swallows up all my stuff, I've yet to actually fill it. The vinyl interior takes a bit of getting use to when packing and unpacking, stuff doesn't slide as expected. ON the other hand, stuff doesn't seems to shift around as much either. Don't mistake this bag as something you'd use like an ordinary backpack, you don't want to be diving in and out of it all the time. Its made for getting stuff from Point A to Point B. You can't really root around inside of it trying to grab that item out of the bottom and the roll top closure, which works really well from the aspect of prevent rain intrusion isn't something you want to be opening and closing all the time.
That roll top closure works really nice from the standpoint of compressing the top of the bag down, so that with a moderate size load you have great visibility over your back. If you need to occasional space, its available, you just trade off some visibility for it.
A couple of well thought out pockets on the exterior allow you segregate items you might need quick access to: keys, wallet, ID, tools. Another pocket, sandwiched between the main body and aforementioned easy access pockets provides a place to carry file folders, notepads a tablet or small laptop.
The shoulder and waist straps are generously sized and well constructed, as is the entire pack. Plenty of adjustment in how the straps carry the pack. Tucked up at the top of the outside face is a hide away rain-shield which can shield the outer pockets is necessary. It's bright yellow color allows it to act as a visual safety aide if one so desires.
It took a couple of iterations to get the fit and feel right but I'm quite pleased with this bag and don't foresee replacing it any time soon.
Carl Haken from Brooklyn, NY USA on May 29, 2013
I really like this bag a lot. Really comfortable even with lots of weight, water resistance is necessary for my daily commute.
Alvaro Kretschmann from Mountain View, CA USA on May 04, 2013
I love this backpack. I bought it due to the capacity, the durability and also because is made in USA.
Linus Ping from USA on Apr 02, 2013
This is a great backpack for biking. It works very well if you are a student because of the perfect weight distribution while carrying it. Though the bag may be heavy with items inside it, I was really impressed at how easy it was on my back while carrying it. I have ridden around with it, carrying groceries, a laptop, and my lock, and everything was in tact.
I would recommend getting the pouch along with this. This is a great product and Velo Transit has my thanks for producing a very good product!
Lance Park from Santa Barbara, CA USA on Apr 02, 2013
While it does not really rain that often in Santa Barbara, I purchased this backpack for the reviews of its high quality. It is really comfortable to wear, despite the bag being filled with multiple items. I give the bag 5/5 stars. In addition to the Edge 40 backpack which I purchased, I bought the laptop sleeve. The sleeve is rather convenient to have. I like the cushioning there is at the bottom of the sleeve. I am happy overall with the products I have purchased from Velo Transit, and would recommend to a friend.
Bryan Paetsch from Seattle, WA USA on Jan 03, 2013
My first pack was an Ortlieb. I was happy with it for two years, except for the fact that there was one large compartment, and things like my phone, keys, and wallet were not easily accessible.
Then the velcro closure gave out on the Ortleib so I started looking around for something new.
I came across the VT site and was interested in their products. I was a little hesitant about the price at first. Then I noticed "Made in USA" - wow! is anything actually manufactured in the US anymore...well, their products are. I looked a little further and noticed they are made in Seattle just south of downtown where I work.
One day during lunch I took a trip to their store. They have a small retail area, and shelves with finished bags ready to ship, but most of the shop is set up for cutting and sewing.
That's about as made in the USA as it gets.
I tried out a few bags, and decided on the Edge 40. I have been using the bag for about 8 months now. I use it on my daily commute, and a few weeks ago was the wettest day of the year in Seattle. Cars were sending waves of water over me as they drove past through the lakes of water that had backed up onto the road. I arrived soaked to the bone, but everything inside my bag was perfectly dry.
The bag fits the curvature of your back. Even when I pack it full (or overpack it sometimes) it is comfortable to wear. Another huge plus is the over-shoulder visibility. The top corners fold down when you close the bag, making it easier to glance behind as you are riding.
There is nothing I would change about the bag. I love it. It's simply the best in my opinion.
Next I'll be adding some accessories...laptop pouch, bottle holder, mesh bag.
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