Once you’ve got your bike, which you should by now, the next step is to pick up the appropriate accessories. For commuters, second only to a helmet is a suitable bag that holds the necessities — phone, laptop, lock, multi-tool, patch kit, tire levers and spare clothes should do it — and, beyond that, meets specific personal work- or looks-related criteria. Since there are many bags that are both functional and good-looking, the next thing to consider is the style of bag. Do you need a backpack, messenger or something else entirely? This roundup offers all of the above, with a preference toward backpacks that reflects their versatility on and off the bike.
A look beyond the usual suspects