By Stephen RegenoldThe classic bike-messenger bag has been adopted the world over as requisite equipment for two-wheel transit with goods in tow. But for me a messenger bags single-strap setup -- weight on one shoulder, thebag balanced on the arch of my back -- has never felt comfortable or secure.Instead, a backpack -- two straps, a Replica Omega 4170.76 De Ville Prestige Watch hip belt, and a balanced load -- is my hauler of choice for bike trips around the corner or across town. Heres a quick look at four bike-oriented backpacks to sling on the next time you go for a ride.
Chrome Ivan -- Mix a whitewater dry bag with a military-surplus pack and you get the Ivan, a biking bag thats waterproof, bomber, and made to last for years. Released in 2006, the Ivan has a roll-top closureto seal off the main compartment. Replica Omega 1503.51 Constellation Watch Another waterproof pocket thats easier to access is on the front, and it seals with a urethane-coated zipper. Big cargo pockets on the outside store tubes, tools, and a hand pump. It has solid stainless steel hardware for clipping and cinching the pack on.
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