Po Campo combines backpack and pannier into one bike-friendly bag

By Lynette Carpiet

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Po Campo’s new Irving Backpack Pannier is an easily interchangeable bag that works equally well as a comfy backpack or a sturdy pannier and converts between the two in seconds.

The Irving attaches to a bike’s rear rack with super-strong Fidlock magnetic buckles. A third bottom carabiner clip at the bottom of a rack further stabilizes the point of connection. Riders can flip the backpack straps to the front and clip together, revealing the hi-viz lining.

To revert the pannier back to a backpack, riders simply flip the backpack straps back to their normal position. The magnetic buckles are buried in the backpack foam so they aren’t felt when a rider wears the bag on their back. Elastic straps can be used to carry a helmet or a jacket while walking around.

The Irving is made of weather-resistant PU-coated fabrics and includes reflective details on the sides. It has three exterior pockets and four interior pockets including a padded laptop pocket.

It retails for $129.99. Po Campo donates a share of sales to World Bicycle Relief to supply bikes to girls in rural Africa so that they can get to school.

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Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News