With a full-welded waterproof liner, this backpack protects your gear. And with a 1500 cubic inch capacity, that can be a lot of gear — enough space for most commuters and students. If you are used to leaky student backpacks, the Commuter Backpack will be a welcome relief.
With two wide padded straps to distribute the load, a backpack like this is often a more comfortable option for longer rides or heavier loads than a messenger bag. (Settle down, couriers. We said “often” not “always.”) This backpack borrows one of the best ideas from messenger bags: a cell phone holder mounted to the shoulder strap.
The Commuter backpack sits a little lower on the back than standard backpacks to reduce blind spots. If you use a backpack and a helmet-mounted mirror, you know what we’re talking about. Store a mini U-lock in the side pocket, and clip a safety light to the angled tab.
Looking for something a bit bigger? Go for the Banjo Brothers Large Commuter Backpack.
Need a spare or replacement liner for this bag? Find them here: Banjo Brothers Waterproof Backpack Liner