10 Stylish Bike Bags for Pedaling Around Town

Whether you're running some errands or going bike-packing.

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(SPOT.ph) Biking is one one of the most, if not the most, versatile modes of transportation. You can use a two wheel to pedal to work, go on a leisurely ride to nearby verdant terrain, or head to the next block to run some errands. But whether you’re going backpacking or just dropping by the store, you will most likely need something to hold your water bottles, an extra shirt, a few emergency bike gears, and other stuff you need—face shields not included. So we took the liberty of rounding up a couple of cool bike bags we spotted perfect for your next trip.

Also read: 10 of the Cutest Bike Accessories You Can Get Online

Here are 10 bike bags for travel or daily use that you can "Add to Cart":

Rando Bag (P5,950) from Leon Denim

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Proudly made locally, Leon Denim's Rando Bag takes inspiration from a long-distance cycling sport called "randonneuring." Bikers who join such an event, called "randonnée," and complete the whole course are called "randonneurs." Since it usually lasts all day, athletes have to make sure that they have everything they need in their bag: food and water, tools, a set of clothes, and even maps—thus the Rando Bag's many compartments and pockets. Made of strong duck canvas and leather reinforcements, it has a top flap with clear plastic where you can put a map or a list of things to buy on your errand run; front-facing compartments, where you can place your phone and energy snacks; and side slots for easy-to-reach items. Don't worry about putting in a lot of things. The bag has inner hard-plastic stiffeners to retain its shape.

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Vongalon Handlebar Roll Bag (P2,250) from Project Nova x Bikeary

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The Vongalon Handlebar Roll Bag, named after the flowering mangrove tree "bungalon," is made from upcycled nitrilon—a mix of synthetic rubber and natural rubber from damaged kayaks—and recycled inner tire tubes. A portion of the profits goes to Project Nova, a team of kayak guides of Kayakasia that had to temporarily suspend operations due to the pandemic. Colors and designs are inspired by the Philippines' eco-tourism sites, including the Bohol Sea. 

Available online,

Basket Bag (P3,100) from Go Far

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Local brand Go Far makes versatile basket bags you can easily put in your Wald 137. The bad's outer fabric is made with waterproof materials like Cordura's 900d polyester with rubber-coated backing. It is available in a variety of colors, including the two-tone black and army green, ash gray, earth brown, and more.

Available online.

Grinch Cylinder Handlebar Bag (P920) from Baybayin

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"Made with love and rock and roll from Cainta," Baybayin bags are known for their three or even four custom colorways that make them fun to flash around town. Their products range from handlebar bags or frame bags that you can fit in your city bike or mountain bike, which all come with sling straps so you can bring them with you on stopovers. The Grinch Cylinder Handlebar Bag, in particular, is at 11" in height and 7" in length—just the right size for errand day.

Available online.

Loop Bar Bag (P950) from Flatisboring Adventure Industries

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A Filipino-made brand that provides bikepacking apparel is Lapu-Lapu City's Flatisboring Adventure Industries. Made specifically for Jones Bicycles and The Project bike owners, their loop bar bags feature Cordura's 1000d nylon that are insulated with rubber pads and hard plastic, which makes them water- and splash-proof, while still being stylish. The extra pockets on the inside space are perfect for putting in your IDs, vaxx cards, or coins.

Available on Shopee.

Royale Hip Pack (P5,200) from Oveja Negra

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Colorado-based Oveja Negra has been manufacturing bike-packing gear since 2012. They're known for their bright-colored designs and customized frame bags. Their official Philippine dealer Bikeary Bicycle Lifestyle is well stocked with a variety of products but it's the Royale Hip Pack that caught our attention. It comes in two-tone colorways and has a simple roll-top closure for easily stashing your things, side compression straps to adjust for your hips and back, and reflective logo for your night rides. 

Available online.

Stockport City Folder (P9,000) from Carradice

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Biking to work can be tricky, especially if you have to bring a laptop and some files. English brand Carradice has a solution: the Stockport City Folder that's made with waterproof material, leather base, and thick leather straps—and, more importantly, a padded laptop pouch. It's made to fit a Brompton front carrier frame, which you can get for P2,660.

Available online.

Bamper Kabit (P1,050) from PACgear Outdoors

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Specializing in outdoor equipment, PACgear Outdoors from Cebu City has the Bamper Kabit, which doubles as a handlebar bag and a messenger bag with its strap. It has a three-point attachment and a three-liter capacity. You can choose from five colors: blue, black, orange, gray, or yellow.

Available online.

Quazi Backpack (P2,800) from SIDE B Upcycling

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Philippine-made SIDE B Upcycling has one mission: "turn trash into treasure." Currently, they're upcycling used tarpaulins into stylish and water-resistant bike bags that come in all sizes. Stocks are running out fast; but if you can get one, go for the red-and-white Quazi Backpack that you can strap on a luggage rack. Their third collection is coming out soon, too.

Available online.

T'Nalak Cadet Compact (P2,200) from Beach Break Bike Bag

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Filipino brand Beach Break Bike Bags makes panniers for P2,000 a pair, cadet compact for P1,800, loopbar bags for P950, and stembags for P495. But one of their most popular items is the cadet compact with T'nalak woven cloth from abaca fiber. You can strap it on your handlebar or your saddle.

Available online.

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