Don’t need fancy – just want functional, down-to-earth gear?
Banjo Brothers’ 18L metro commuter backpack is a comfortable option for long rides or heavy loads compared to a messenger bag. It’s built with the same attention to detail and value as their Medium and Large waterproof Commuter Backpacks, but instead of a big ‘ol waterproof cavern, it uses the same hanging liner system as messenger bags, which makes it “functionally” waterproof since there are no seams to the outside.
The Metro has a ton more “organizational ability”. Twelve interior and exterior pockets, a padded laptop sleeve, exterior cinch straps, and more. At 18L cubic inches it’s big enough for the commute yet it has a stylishly compact profile.
A great option if you need to carry a lot of gear on your bike.