Not every bag or pack for cycling needs to fit on your bike. Your riding can also be enhanced by these three bags for you from Detours and available at Bicycle Garage Indy.
If you are commuter who needs a bag for trips to school or office, the Detours’ Deschutes is a classic messenger bag with 2800 cu. in. of space for your stuff. Made of tough 1600D ballistics nylon outside, the cavernous main compartment has a padded computer sleeve and power brick shed and pockets everywhere it counts. Along with the fatty padded shoulder strap with quick release, you have a zip away carry handle. The Deschutes is $109.99.
If you your style is for a back pack for commuting or all-day, off-road adventure, Bicycle Garage Indy has Detours Sienna 40 (40 Liters/2400 cu. in. at $109.99) and Sienna 30 (30 Liters/1800 cu. in. at $94.99) Cycling Packs. The standout feature on these well made bags is the AIRMAX tensioned mesh back for maximum ventilation. Combined with the contoured shoulder straps and waist belt, you have a comfortable and stable load. Other pack features include a reservoir sleeve, internal organizers, and mesh side pockets for extra water bottles. And especially for commuter cyclists, the Sienna features reflective strips on the side and back, a rear blinker tab, and pack-away helmet holder and rain cover.
Finally, for keeping organized while traveling to a ride, Detours offers the Boogie Bag ($74.99). I like this bag and picked up one myself. The Boogie Bag has a unique, rugged, rubber bathtub bottom, and foam lined sides to keep its shape. It’s great compromise between the tubs, milk crates and soft duffles I have tried in the past. It has tons of pockets, with a waterproof top for keeping contents dry. I also like the removable, insulated bottle organizer for keeping all your ride food and drink organized.
Along with Detours, you will find packs and bags from Bontrager, Giant, Sherpani and more at Bicycle Garage Indy’s two locations, North (Indianapolis, in the Clearwater area on 82nd St.) and South (just west of I-65 on County Line Rd, Greenwood).
And check out our our latest coupon for savings on all packs or bags. (Coupons vary from week to week.)