Waterproof Backpack LinersWelded rather than sewn seams are the only way to make 100% waterproof
After you decide to use a cycling backpack for your bike commute rather than a bike pannier, you need to consider the following; 1.Is it waterproof? 2. Will it hold my laptop securely? 3. What volume should it be? 4. Is it comfortable to carry and will it fit me? 5. Can I customize it with accessories to fit my needs? 6. Does it clear my helmet when I ride and can I see behind me when I turn my head? 7. Will I be visible in traffic? Fortunately, Velotransit has incorporated all of these considerations into building our backpacks. 100% waterproof welded liners are built into every pack and pannier. Accessory laptop pouches and multiple side pockets let you customize your pack to your needs. Highly ergonomic, sized and gender specific harnesses give you unparalleled comfort and fit because one size fits no-one. Our lids and roll tops are specially designed to keep clear of you line of sight and multiple strobe attachment points and available bright colors help you stand out in traffic. All of this as well as durable fabrics and bombproof construction go into each and every backpack and pannier we make. Built right here in our own factory, we are proud to sew in the Made In Seattle label.
Whether buying bike panniers for commuting or touring, it is essential that they be waterproof, secure durable and versatile. Velo Transit panniers are all of these. Welded polyurethane coated nylon liners are integrated into our bags to make them 100% waterproof and our locking Klickfix hardware ensures that they stay in place and Never fall off. We use 1000 Dennier textured nylon and 500 Dennier nylon Cordura on the exterior bags for superior long lasting durability. More abrasion resistant and more environmentally friendly this material will long outlast PVC. By using waterproof liner, we can incorporate more features into the panniers such as compression straps, integrated pockets and accessory mounting points for side and front pockets. These accessory pockets let you customise your bag to your needs. Please have a look at our Velo Transit waterproof panniers and feel free to call or email any questions you have as we are always happy to help.
We at Velotransit design our waterproof backpacks and panniers with direct feedback from our customers . We read every email from fellow commuters and take every suggestion on the phone seriously. Once we compile and analyze this feedback we make sure all of the needs of our customers are addressed in designing the new backpacks and upgrading our existing packs and panniers. We use Autocad to ensure an exact fit. Multiple prototypes are then made and Urban tested until we are happy with every detail of our Made in Seattle gear.
Once a backpack is finalized, a marker is created and multiple layers of fabric are cut with a stack cutter. These cut pieces are bundled with webbing and buckles, delivered to home sewers and sewn into the individual parts.
The parts from the home sewers are picked up and go through a QC procedure at our Seattle workshop ensuring that each piece meets our strict standards. Our In-House sewers take these parts and sew them into complete backpacks for each order, proudly attach the Made in America label and individually initial the serial # which is registered in our Lifetime warranty system.
Lastly we insert the EV 50 foam back pad and HDPE frame sheet, attach the waist belt, perform the final Quality control and put the final initials on the serial #. Small controlled production runs like this guarantee you get the highest quality pack to protect your laptop and gear.
I've had my Edge 40 pack for two years and it works as well now as it did the first day I used it. I use it daily on my commute to work while biking, as well as utilizing it while hiking and traveling. Great all-around pack that comes in handy when the weather gets nasty. I've used the rain shield multiple times and have never had any water make its way into the pockets. The multiple pockets allow for easy storage and compartmentalization depending on need, and the laptop holder is great to protect my computer when biking.
Couldn't be happier with this pannier. I must have looked at more than a dozen or so panniers and I purchased three different ones, ultimately settling on this one. It has all of the key features in a quality pannier - waterproof, hooks and loops on the outside for attaching additional gear, compression straps, clip at the bottom of the bag to hold onto the rack, etc. It looks great too, both on the bike and as a shoulder bag.
It's got the perfect amount of room to handle my daily commute - room for shoes, shirt, pants, and a few extra top layers that I may or may not need for the ride back. Doesn't wobble at all on my Topeak rack; fits snug and goes on and off in seconds.
I have a pair of the Treker 20 rear panniers and they're the best panniers I've owned in my 30+ years of touring. Built for stout, waterproof and hold a ton of gear. Extremely durable and they mount and stay rock solid on the rack. The mounting gear is spot on. When not touring I use them around town for everything from grocery shopping to bringing home a couple of my favorite growlers of IPA. Made in the USA and they blow away their plastic looking imported competitors in all regards!
— John Doe
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