Why is this our team's favorite commuter pannier?
We love it because it is one of the most functional urban laptop panniers that we offer. It comes with multiple easy access pockets for grab-and-go items such as a cell phone, keys or gloves. All the benefits of a sewn bag but it is completely 100% WATERPROOF!
- - 100% waterproof.
- - Arkel's exclusive Cam-Lock® mounting system.
- - Exterior pockets for quick access.
- - Comfortable shoulder strap to carry the bag off the bike.
- - Compression straps to keep the load cinched tight against the rack.
- - Made in Canada.
- - Expandable volume to load more items when needed.
With plenty of pockets and storage capacity, this waterproof bag will easily and safely carry your electronics as well as all your office gear and more.
While we use high quality waterproof fabric: the X-Pac RX30, we designed it with an internal waterproof liner as well.
The X-Pac fabric is waterproof on its own but water can sometime go thru the seams.
We could have stopped there but seal all the seams' liner to ensure the pannier is 100% waterproof.
The outside fabric will protect the liner from daily abuse. You might scratch or even tear a hole in the outside fabric, chances are the waterproof liner will remain intact.
As with all Arkel panniers, the Metropolitan is equipped with our patented Cam-Lock mounting system with solid aluminum hooks that won't bend or break.
Whatever road conditions, you can ride in confidence that your pannier will stay attached to the rack. That's a nice feeling, especially when carrying a laptop.
Not only the Metropolitan is waterproof and has a solid attachment system but it also provides a padded laptop compartment to carry laptops up to 17 inches.
The bag is offered in sustainable RX 30 material to reduce its environmental footprint.
RX30 is a waterproof, carbon-neutral fabric made of 100 % recycled post-consumer polyester.
It is made of 3 layers:
- 300 denier 100% recycled polyester face with Durable Water Repellent (DWR);
- Post-consumer recycled polyester X-PLY reinforcement;
- Waterproof 0.5 mils polyester film.
This pannier has a rolltop closure system but we also added a zipper at the end of the opening.
This means, if you stop for a run of groceries, you'll be able to leave the bag unrolled and simply use the top zipper closure to keep everything secure.
This feature almost doubles the bag's volume!
Another great feature of this bag is the easy grab and go pocket located between the front pocket and the main compartment.
This open pocket will quickly become your favorite place to store small items that need to stay close at hand.