I’ve ridden with several front panniers and rear panniers, and with a variety of bike trailers, but I haven’t seen a bag quite like the Arkel Tail Rider. This sleek-looking trunk bag has many handy features which are applicable for long day-rides, or commuting around town.
My favorite feature on the tail rider is the expansion capacity. It can expand it’s width to almost a foot across. The top has cinching straps that you can adjust depending on your load. This allows you to tighten your items while riding, and makes it comfortable to carry while off the bike so no matter what size your load, it still totes nicely, briefcase style. A shoulder strap is also available separately if you like carrying things sling style.