Edge 40 Waterproof Laptop Cycling Backpack

Size Guide

 The Edge series urban laptop backpacks are our most popular commuter packs. The Edge 40 is the big brother to the Edge 30 with an extra 1" depth in the side panels. Nylon exterior panels are exceedingly durable, and a waterproof welded liner and flexible, tailored harness system keeps your belongings dry and secure on your toughest commute. 2,250+ cu. in. of capacity carries all of your essentials without extra bulk, and multiple accessory pockets keep your tools, gloves, and electronics separated so you spend less time digging through your pack.

  • 100% waterproof radio frequency welded liner completely protects the interior of the pack

  • An available accessory laptop pouch  with ½” Evazote closed-cell foam protects your laptop by absorbing vibration and impact

  • Full length, zippered pocket for your tablet or e-reader

  • Volumetric tool pocket for separating cycling essentials from your other gear

  • Flat valuables pocket for keys and wallet 

  • Top zippered pocket is waterproof with the Storm Shield down for electronics

  • Hi-Vis Storm Shield tucks away when not in use and zips down when needed for additional rain protection

  • Side panels have attachment webbing for a choice of multiple accessory side pockets 

  • 3-D Mesh back panel and ergonomic shoulder pads enhance comfort and stability and prevent load shifting

  • Available in Men's Medium and Large for a custom fit

  • Men's Size Chart

  • Harnesses & Back panels

  • Returns

Volume: Men's M/L: 2,250+ cu. in. Women’s S: 2,000+ cu. in.

Weight: Men's M/L: 3 lbs. 8 oz. Women’s S: 3 lbs. 6 oz.

Materials: 500-D Cordura sides, 1000-D Tex Nylon bottom and front, Hypalon reinforcement

 

 

Reviews for Edge 40 Waterproof Laptop Cycling Backpack
5 out of 5, based on 21 reviews
(5/5)
PNW from Pacific Northwest on Jun 19, 2018
I bought a 25L pack from Velo Transit years ago, and loved it so much that when I needed a bigger pack, I bought the 40. I did a lot of research on “everyday carry” packs, travel packs, etc, but couldn’t find anything I think I would like more. Even better, it’s not just made in the USA, it’s made just a few miles down the road from me!

The only issue, as I think another reviewer pointed out, is that the many strap ends dangle a lot, especially with the extra lashing straps you can add. Some DIY strap ties fixed it easily, but it would be nice to have a built in solution (I’m discovering that kids carriers all seem to have good strap management via little elastic bands at the ends of straps).

The MOLLE side attachments are a great way to make the pack carry more & be more useful in general. Love the water bottle attachment, it’s really secure even with a 40L hydroflask.

Oh, also, the fact that it’s waterproof is great, for obvious reasons, but what I like about the waterproof inside is when something spills or leaks, cleaning is super easy. Just take out the laptop insert, spray the inside with a mild surface cleaner, & wipe it out. Silly to list as a perk, maybe, but it’s come in handy almost as many times as I’ve been caught in a downpour for long enough to matter.

Anyways, great pack!
(5/5)
Kira from Jackson, Wyoming on Apr 13, 2018
I don't usually write companies to praise their products, but I have had my velotransit bag since 2007 - that's over a decade - and it is still functioning as superbly as it was when I purchased it.

This bag is amazing. Fully waterproof with easy access front pockets, tons of reflective strips for safety, and immensely comfortable for long rides or commutes. The comfort level is one of the things that make it really stand out - no matter what I stuff in there, nothing ever jabs into my back, and it works better than any other pack I've used when I am bent over my handlebars on my bike. Here's just a sampling of the places and things I have experienced with this backpack:

1) Daily year round bike commute in the Pacific Northwest for 5 years, ranging from ~4 to ~20 miles a day.

2) This was my carry-on and hiking bag when I traveled to New Zealand, Europe, and Antarctica (for work).

3) This bag has been my bike commuter bag in all the places I've lived since I got it: Washington, Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Wyoming.

4) This bag has rafted the Snake River (and kept my stuff dryer than a leaky dry bag through class 3 rapids); gone ski touring in Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and Washington; toted my supplies up Mt. Baker by bicycle for the car-free ski-to-sea race and the Mt. Baker Hill Climb race; and held snacks, layers, and climbing gear for my summit of the Grand Teton in Wyoming, and Cathedral Peak in Yosemite.

I guess I'm trying to say that it is much more than just a commuter backpack, but it is still a stellar commuter backpack! Thank you for making such an enduring and versatile product - I'm so glad I banked on a little bike-bag company over ten year ago, and was pleased to see that you are still making great bags now.
(5/5)
JR from Chicago, IL on Apr 17, 2017
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. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a comfortable pack that can handle daily use in multiple weather conditions.
(5/5)
Dave from New Orleans on Nov 30, 2015
I'm one of those people who can get a bit obsessive about carryology. When I set out to find a new backpack, I had several criteria: it needed to be waterproof, it needed to have an easy-access laptop compartment, and I needed to be able to stuff more than the allotted volume into it. Because I am occasionally rummaging through my bag in meetings, I also wanted it to have no velcro so that it wouldn't be noisy. I also wanted the hip strap to be really solid so that I could actually put the weight on my hips, as you are supposed to when carrying heavy loads.

the Edge 40 really knocked all of these goals out of the park. As everyone knows, it is waterproof. I love the rolltop; it's fun to use, and quick to open and close, and you can really stuff it to the brim and get things home (although that will of course compromise the waterproofness, but every bike ride isn't a deluge condition). The shoulder pads are really wonderful. Very few daypacks are designed with adjustable straps at the top of the shoulder pads, but this makes a huge difference if you are carrying something heavy downhill, and loosening them allows you to counter balance the weight. The hip straps are really substantial, and this is by far the best backpack I have ever worn on a bike. I also really appreciate the rain fly, although I have yet to use it in a heavy rain condition. The zippers are all high quality and don't catch. Using waterproof zippers might have been a nice touch, but unnecessary because if it's really raining hard I'll just pull the rain fly down.

There is a bit of room for improvement, but I'm talking really minor details that would make it the 100% ideal pack in my mind: it would be nice if it had included bilateral waterbottle pockets to store water bottles and also bike lights or gloves or other loose things i like to stuff in them. (accomplished this with the MOLLE accessory pocket, but would have been happy if it was included). Also, the external pockets can be hard to rummage through when fully packed; it would be nice if the zippers were a bit wider. A nice touch would be some 3M reflective material on some of the straps for night visibility. The external laptop compartment is a bit tight, and hard to slide a laptop in if the other pockets are stuffed. this could be remedied by reinforcing it, although the rolltop was so easy and fast that I've just gotten in the habit of putting my laptop in the main compartment of the pack.

Other than those really specific details, this is literally the best commuter pack on the market that i have found, hands down. It is cheaper than many of the other leading bike bag brands, and much better constructed. Of the boutique bike bag shops, I also find this one to be competitively priced, well-constructed, and perfectly suited to my needs in a backpack. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this bag to anyone asking me about backpacks.
(5/5)
jason wheeler from boston on Nov 10, 2015
I put an Edge 40 pack thru all sorts of hell between all weather motorcycle commuting in the USA and off the beaten track travel in Madagascar & Papua New Guinea. Monsoon level rain, river crossings, and general abuse were standard until some armed miscreants decided they wanted it more than me. I've traveled extensively thru almost a hundred countries and haven't used or seen another pack I would recommend over it. I wouldn't consider replacing it with another brand.
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