Tandem Pannier Bag 2015

Style # 128-3-2001

An extremely water resistant pannier that performs as a saddle bag on-bike and a shoulder bag off-bike.

$104 $129
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Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim. If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during a normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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Tandem Pannier Bag 2015
 
4.6

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (32)
  • Stylish (26)
  • Lots of pockets (23)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Good strap length (11)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable strap (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (32)
  • Daily use (26)
  • Running errands (24)
  • Office (19)
  • School (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (25), Career (23), Modern (14), Stylish (14), Comfort-oriented (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (23), Business (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29), Yes (3)

Reviewed by 35 customers

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5.0

durable, roomy

By Everyday Cycler

From San Francisco

About Me: Practical

Pros

  • Easy To Attach
  • High Quality
  • Lots of Pockets
  • Roomy

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Strap

Best Uses

  • Computer
  • Daily Use
  • Groceries
  • Running Errands
  • Sports

Comments about Tandem Pannier Bag 2015:

I use this bag whenever I ride my bike. It's packed with gym clothes, groceries, computer, shoes, and sometimes books. I can get $60 worth of groceries in the two pouches. It resisted water well in the rain. Alas, I was run off the road one day by a bus, ended up coming off my bike, which slid across the gravelly ground for several feet. Inside this pannier was my phone, my computer, and some books. All of the contents were in perfect condition. The bag suffered a few tiny scuffs and one tiny whole. I was so impressed. My limbs did not fair half as well. This bag is durable, and reliable. My only complaint is that the strap slides off my shoulder unless I wear it cross body.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great bag for commute

By JCC

From New Orleans, LA

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Not Enough Pockets

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Daily Use
  • Office
  • Running Errands
  • School

Comments about Tandem Pannier Bag 2015:

This bag is perfect for my commute. Fits computer, lunch and a change of clothes.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Succeed any Expectation!!!

By Alejandro

From Orlando, FL

About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable Strap
  • Easy to carry-on
  • Easy to install
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight
  • Lots of Pockets
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Daily Use
    • Office
    • Running Errands
    • Sports

    Comments about Tandem Pannier Bag 2015:

    I recently started to bike commute to my office, it is about 7M from where I live. I was looking for a pannier where I can carry my lap top and the daily clothes I am wearing at the office. Because I live in Orlando and high temperatures force you to take a shower every day at the office, it was important for me to have enough space for the towel and other bath staff also. It has been 2 weeks already and I am complitly sutisfied with my purchase, the cost-benefit ratio of the Tandem is excellent and I'll strongly recommended for commuters that want a pannier that is not huge, so it becomes unpractical to carry-on but at the same time not so small, so you can't take all the staff you need for your daily basis life. (Work-GyM-Eat).

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great bags.

    By Nate B

    From Seattle, WA

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Lots of Pockets

    Cons

    • No Reflective Material

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Daily Use
    • Office
    • Running Errands
    • School

    Comments about Tandem Pannier Bag 2015:

    These bags for great on my bike, come off quickly and hold everything I need for a day at work - laptop, lunch, other necessities.

    Due to the distance I have to travel, and the space in these bags, I think I'll be leaving clothes at work to change into. The bags themselves aren't especially heavy, but when every gram counts, like a big climb, you definitely know you've got them there.

    The logo on the flap is reflective, but more would be a good idea. Maybe the piping around the seams or some other design elements.

    All in all they are great commuting bags. Wish they were a bit bigger and more reflective, but I would recommend.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Good pannier set, meets my needs

    By Alan

    From Houston, TX

    About Me: Career

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy Attachment
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • Velcro Catches Pants

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments about Tandem Pannier Bag 2015:

    I begun riding to work and needed something other than a backpack to lug my clothes, laptop and lunch to work (RT 11miles). This pack is meeting my needs well. I have not ridden in the rain so cannot comment on waterproof nature.

    I like how quickly i can attach to my bike rack. I wish the velcro connecting the back to each side of the fram was a bit longer as i cannot seem to get enough velcro grip length to ensure that after the couple bumps on my ride, that the bags don't break loose. Also, once you pack the bag(s) full, the flap does not completely cover the male side of the velcro on the bag, creating a nuisance when carrying my bag from bike to locker room.

    All in all, i like the bags and they meet my needs well. I wish the velcro had just been thought out a bit more than the state when the bag has nothing in it and the bag is attached to the bike.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Super convenient!

    By O

    From Rochester, NY

    About Me: Classic, Practical

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Kind Of Awkward

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Daily Use
    • Running Errands
    • Sports

    Comments about Tandem Pannier Bag 2015:

    I love these panniers! I carry a lot of stuff regularly, so a messenger bag isn't always the most practical. At the same time, standard panniers can be a pain to take on and off or secure. With these, I can load 'em up, commute, and just grab and go once I get there. They're also great for groceries.

    One downside is that actually using them as a bag that you carry with your hands is awkward and often just...ugly looking? They're a very bizarre shape if you try and use them messenger bag style, and are so long that I feel completely off balance if I just carry them with the smaller handle. Other than that, though, I love them!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    All you need to commute

    By Silver bullet

    From Austin, TX

    About Me: Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

    Pros

    • High Quality
    • Lightweight
    • Lots of Pockets
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Daily Use
      • Office
      • Running Errands
      • School

      Comments about Tandem Pannier Bag 2015:

      Awesome panniers. The only 'con' i can think of: if there isn't much weight in the bag, it can shift around a bit. That might not occur depending on the rack you have on your bike.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      The Perfect Gift!

      By jem

      From South Carolina

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Excellent Product
      • High Quality
      • Lots of Pockets
      • Perfect For Commuting

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Daily Use
      • Office

      Comments about Tandem Pannier Bag 2015:

      I purchased this pannier for my husband as a birthday gift, and he is thrilled with it! He needed a bag for his new commuter bike. He rides his bike to the office 2-3 times a week, and he wanted a bag with ample storage for carrying his laptop, notebooks and documents, as well as a change of socks/shoes and sundry other items. This pannier fulfills all those needs and then some!It is sturdy, but attractive. The magnets do an excellent job keeping the bag from flapping around while riding. It is easy to secure the bag to the bike's rack and easy to remove once he arrives at the office. I looked in several bike shops and online at pannier bags. This TIMBUK2 pannier is definitely superior in all respects and is well worth the cost.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      3.0

      Good with a couple of Defects?

      By Chicago Bike Guy

      From Chicago, IL

      About Me: Career

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Poorly Made

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Office

      Comments about Tandem Pannier Bag 2015:

      I purchased this bag because I liked the style and it was a great color match for my bike. It is also easy to put on the bike and take off. It is a perfect size and should last many years.

      But there are two issues that make me question the design. One is that when the bag is full the seam that covers the outer pocket zippers pops up and does not lay flat like show in the pictures. It looks bad and could let water in. I question if it was a defect in the one I got. If the bag is less than half full the seam lays flat but what you see in the pictures is a full bag. The seam will not lay flat when full. The other issue is the material is rubbery which when on the bike rack tends to make a squeaking sound when going over bumps. Any bag will rub against the bike rack and this choice of material tends to squeak. I hope this goes away over time. It is not so bad that I want to stop using the bag but it is noticeable.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Pretty nice, needs improvements

      By Hate The Donald!

      From Philly, PA

      Pros

      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Ingenious
      • Lots of Pockets
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Tedious Mounting Routine
      • Week Magnets

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tandem Pannier Bag 2015:

        I live in Philly, & ride to various stops around town. What I really enjoy about the bag are the look, quality, durability & ingeneous design.

        What needs improvement to make it really excellent: stronger magnets to keep the sides together when off-bike. Also, an easier way to attach the bag at the bottom of the panniers. It is very hard to reach the velcro straps. Plus, my fingers always pick up grease from the derailleur side.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        Fit

        Removable shoulder strap

        Saddlebag style pannier with off-bike tote-style carry

        Clever Extras

        Reflective hits

        Materials

        Water resistant tarpaulin exterior keeps rain and grime out

        Origin

        Imported

        Laptop/Tablet

        Internal stretch pocket fits up to a 15" MacBook

        What's this all about?

        These two super-durable saddlebag pannier bags magically transform into a single shoulder bag. Thanks to built-in magnets, all traces of pannier-ness disappear, when two halves become one. A 15" laptop pocket makes every commute a beauty. And while we can't say it's "waterproof" because you can't submerge it in a pool, its fabric-backed tarpaulin fabric makes it super duper water resistant.

        #betteronabike

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