This time, we take you back to the classics. The classics? What do you mean?
I should’ve bought these 5 years ago when I first started commuting by bicycle. They are what officially made bicycling practical enough to easily carry LOTS of things without a problem. When I was researching my options, people kept recommending “Ortliebs” on all the forums. Some people even said how their Ortliebs have lasted them decades. Now that I own a pair, I totally understand why they have such a good reputation.
So.. see for yourself! Here’s a video of me demonstrating their awesomeness.
Where to get these from?
You could buy these bags from Amazon or REI (a good idea if you’re already an REI member). With a FIVE year warranty, they’re worth every penny. Oh, and I forgot to say, they’re completely waterproof.
And if you need a bicycle rack, I recommend this Axiom Journey because it is rated to carry up to 154lb (!) which is unbelievably good for a rear rack that is just $33. I’ve had mine for a solid two years and I’ve even had my friend (male, 160lb) sitting on top of it for several miles as I was riding. (We had to.)