For as ubiquitous as they are, cycling backpacks aren’t always the best choice for transporting your gear, groceries, or cargo around the city. After a long day they can wear on your shoulders and drench you in sweat. While there are a lot of alternatives for bike commuters looking for a new way to move their goods around the city, we think the Helmsman Duffle Bag from Mission Workshop is among the best.
This 31 liter beast made from tough HT500 outer fabric and urethane coated nylon ripstop liner is tough as hell and just as useful. Thanks to the durable materials and rolltop design, the Helmsman is good to ride through rain, sleet, and snow, whether you’re headed to work with your laptop tucked nicely in the padded sleeve, or speeding home from picking up beer at the store. Setup is easy. All users have to do is to strap the bag onto the front cargo rack with the metal snaps and mil-spec webbing and it’s good to roll. Need to pull it off after locking up? The handle and shoulder strap make for easy transportation. Prices are set at $265. [Purchase]