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Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Review

Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Review

Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Review –

You have probably noticed if you have looked around this site that I am a big fan of Two Wheel Gear and their products, so when Reid and the team asked me to review their recently launched Pannier Duffel Bag I jumped at the chance!

Of course there are lots of duffel bags on amazon, but you will not find any like this one – a Duffel Bag (35L) that doubles up as a pannier and can be fitted to a bike?

After several searches online,  this is truly a unique duffel bag for cycling and  so I was intrigued to see how functional this would be.

So here is my tried and tested Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Review – Enjoy!


Two Wheel Gear Duffel Bag Review

Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Review

Product Name: Two Wheel Gear – Pannier Duffel Bag (35L) 
Product Type: Bike Commuting and Travel Bag
Colour: Black
Where to Buy: https://www.twowheelgear.com


Bag Features –

  • Converts from pannier to Duffel Bag in seconds
  • Large capacity duffel with zip-away KLICKfix pannier system
  • Secure, fast attachment to any standard bike rack
  • Made of TPE waterproof backed 600D Polyester
  • Removable shoulder strap and duffel handles
  • Separate shoe/helmet compartment
  • Rolling luggage attachment straps
  • 2 internal mesh zip pockets
  • Key clip
  • Reflective loop for light
  • Fluorescent Rain Cover

Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Review

Out of the Box – First Impressions

The First thing that struck me about this bag on arrival was the material used as it was something unlike the other bags I have had from 2 Wheel Gear, this is a TPE Waterproof Backed Polyester that is smooth to the touch and looks very cool in black.

Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Review
Wet Sack

The Pannier Duffel Bag comes with a shoulder strap, fluorescent rain cover for additional protection from a heavy downpour and also a ‘Wet Sack’ which I think is a nice addition if you need to carry damp/ wet clothes in the bag.

Being a Duffel Bag the sole purpose is storage capacity so there are not any fancy storage pockets anywhere on the exterior of the bag, however there is a separate shoe/ helmet compartment at one end which is a useful feature.

In terms of Colors, the bag is only available in black and Two Wheel Gear have gone with red accents like on the zip toggles which I think look great and there are no big logos anywhere to be seen which I liked.

The overall look and feel of the bag is excellent, and they have done a great job of concealing the KLICKfix system used to attach the bag to the pannier rack which can be zipped away when not on the bike.

Inside the bag in the base, there is a zip that runs the full length of the bag which I used to store my laptop, but I guess this could be used for paperwork if needed.


Is it Waterproof?

The Pannier Duffel Bag is Waterproof and made out of TPE Waterproof Backed 600D Polyester although I haven’t tested yet in any torrential downpours, there is the Flouresent Rain cover that comes with the bag if needed for extra protection.

I have been using the bag for around a month now and the contents of the bag have remained dry without the rain cover on wet days.

Update: 22/07/2021 – I have since been caught out in a very heavy downpour with this bag and used the rain cover just for extra peace of mind. Everything was bone dry.


Setup and Ease of use

Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Review

I love the simplicity of Two Wheel Gear products as they are so easy to use, especially now they have adopted the KLICKfix System to all of their products which is the best mechanism out there in my view and will fit almost any rack.

Concealed by a zipped flap, there is a rail with 2 hooks that simply hook on to any pannier rack with a red spring-loaded hook that you press to lock to the rack. It’s very easy to use and with a press of a button the bag just lifts straight off.


Storage and Compartments

You can fit a staggering amount of gear into this bag, the capacity is 35 litres so you can pack for a weeks trip with ease which is what I did recently and having the separate compartment was useful to carry an extra pair of shoes.

Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag

On the inside flap of the bag there are two netted pockets which I found useful for Chargers, phones etc, one of these pockets also stores the rain cover.

Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Review

The Pannier Duffel bag a very versatile product that could also be used for commuting if needed depending on how much you need to take with you, but may be considered overkill for short trips to the office.

For commuting I tend to use the Pannier Backpack which I find more suitable due to being more compact and easier to carry around.


What’s It Like On The Bike?

Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Review

I expected this bag to look very out of place when attached to the bike and thought it would be very bulky, however I was pleasantly surprised.

Even when fully packed the Pannier Duffel Bag felt secure on the bike and did not look out of place. When Riding I was a bit concerned about the weight being on one side, but overall did not notice this too much and I had no issues with it coming loose over the bumps etc

because of its design there is nothing stopping you from attaching another one on the other side if you were going on some long adventures which I would certainly consider when the time comes as they are in my view much more versatile than a traditional pannier with excellent storage.

Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Review

My only criticism of the Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag is they could have put some reflective strips on the sides of the bag for extra visibility when attached to the rack. It’s not a show stopper, but there is certainly space to have done this on the exterior and would have added safety benefits.

==>You can buy the Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Here <==


Pros & Cons -Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag

Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Review

Pros:

  • Excellent Storage Capacity
  • Practical
  • Dual Purpose – Pannier/ Duffel Bag
  • Easy to use
  • Great quality materials and components

Cons:

  • No Reflective Strips

Update 22/07/2021: After reading my review Two Wheel Gear have confirmed they will be including reflective strips onto the sides of the bag which is great to hear.


Similar Product comparisons

I have scoured the internet and have not found any comparisons to the Pannier Duffel Bag which makes this a truly unique product and I am surprised others have not thought of this concept.

In my view this is where Two Wheel Gear shine as they are constantly innovating and bringing out clever products that are actually useful with the cyclist in mind.

If you do find one please drop me a message below as I would love to compare!


Final Thoughts – Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag

Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag

After using this bag over the past month on and off the bike ( over 150 miles cycled) it has been a joy.

Usually I would have resorted to ugly pannier bags for trips down to the south of England which although would do, having the ability to clip the Duffel Bag off the bike and attach the shoulder strap made things much easier at the other end.

If you are thinking of a ‘staycation’ this summer and fancy a bike adventure then the Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag would be an excellent choice.

I hope you found my Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Review helpful and I would love to hear your thoughts if you use something similar so please drop me a message below.

==>You can buy the Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Here<==

Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag 35L

4.7

Waterproof

4.5/5

Quality

4.8/5

Ease Of Use

4.8/5

Value For Money

4.8/5

Usefulness

4.8/5

15 Comments

  1. Very interesting review platform and your product review, Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Review, also meet my requirement because in the near future I am planning to buy a bike. Possibly, I should have a great bag for me to keep some food and drink during the bike trip for my weekend. I also save your article in case in need to buy I will check for this one. 

    • Hi Sean, best of luck with your bike search, we have some great reviews on here so worth checking them out here. As for the Pannier Duffel Bag, it’s a great accessory to have when you get your new bike. 

  2. Hi, Dan!
    Great product! I like it a lot from its looks to its usability. Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag has great features and I believe it’s a valuable choice to solve the problems of taking a lot of things with us while biking long distances.
    Your review is very thorough and clear. Thanks a lot for sharing and keep safe!

  3. The bag seems very durable, must be a good fit for long bike trips. In addition, the storage capacity seems to be large enough to put all the stuff for those. The design, honestly speaking looks not so outstanding but some people could like this style though. Overall, it looks simple, durable, and convenient to carry. It also seems to be practical with hooks, KLICKfix System, etc.

  4. Good day Dan, I am pleased to meet you. Well, I had never come across Two Wheel Gear and their products before so I very happy to have read about the Two Wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag Review you shared. This is well presented and organized, thanks for sharing. I like travelling, this is definitely the bag to have due to it’s crucial features you outlined. Thanks and stay safe.

    All the best!

    • Hey thanks for the comment and glad you liked the review

      Have you looked at the Pannier Backpack? this is a great option for quick trips to the Gym/ Shops and I use it often for commuting into the office.

  5. Hi Dan,
    Thank you for a detailed review of the Two-wheel Gear Pannier Duffel Bag. It looks durable and I like that it is water-resistant. Your images show clearly that the bag hangs clear off the wheels.
    Like you said the bag could do with some reflectors.

    Thank you for an awesome product.

    Ntlhane

    • Hi Ntlhane, I actually got a response from Two Wheel Gear on this after they read this review and they plan to put reflective strips on the bag going forward which is great to hear! Thanks for your comments

  6. This is the first time that I have heard of this product and for what has been said it seems to be a winner making life a lot easier as you move around. There is nothing like a product that is not only design or build for style but especially for comfort serving the purpose that it was intended to. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Thanks for your comments Norman, As I mention in the Review the thought put into the product design is second to none.

  7. Nice one, great product review. This bag pack is great for hiking and cyclers taking long trips and I hope it’s waterproof too. I remember travelling and one of our bags cut open, letting our clothes all out. So choosing a good travel bag is really something. Great article really helpful for travellers.

    • Thanks Kenny, I agree, you should never compromise on quality, for long adventures this bag certainly won’t let you down. 

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