North St Woodward Convertible Backpack/Pannier Review

A roomy, waterproof pannier that quickly converts to a comfortable backpack.

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Reviewer: David Niddrie

PRICE $250

FIND IT AT northstbags.com

A roomy, waterproof pannier that quickly converts to a comfortable backpack.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS

Functionality was at the top of the list with this bag – design is very well throughout with multiple pockets, lashings, compression straps, reflective strips, and more. The roll-top adds to the 1230 cubic inches (20 L) capacity of the “regular” size. Inside this waterproof bag is a sleeve for your laptop, customizable pockets, and accessories for internal organization.

WISH LIST

Better waterproofing for the exterior pockets. If not folded tight, droplets may run into them in extremely foul weather.

IDEAL RIDER

Great for daytrips such as a “bike and hike” while still working very well in the city. No more awkward lugging of panniers off the bike, in less than 10 seconds switch it to backpack mode and walk on.

OVERALL

North St has a real winner with this bag. The design has considered everything, even how to keep it clean with the smart floating liner. The Woodward Convertible is perfect for getting everything to the office while still having space for picking up a few items on the way home. While there are four color options available, you can also choose your own custom colors. This product is handmade in Portland, OR, and is guaranteed for life.

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