The Things You Carry

The first official day of autumn has come and gone and it's time to start thinking about gear for colder weather. Below we discuss some of our favorite bags and different ways you can pack up in the fall. Swing by the shop with the things you carry...and put these bags to the test!

Shoulder Bags and Backpacks

Great for those who only need to carry an extra jacket or laptop, backpacks are a quick, easy-to-carry choice. Since you'll be carrying the weight of your belongings on your back, you'll need a bag with good fit and carrying comfort. The waterproof Ortlieb Packman Pro 2 and the water resistant Brooks Pickwick are ideal candidates.


Some people just wanna be free. If you like to ride with as little gear as possible on your body, or have groceries to haul around town, panniers are the way to go. At Redbeard we stand behind Ortlieb panniers because of their unmatched durability and completely waterproof materials.

Clip or Carry

Versatility is important to city-dwellers. Bags that can seamlessly travel from the rack to the shoulder are popular with several of our customers. The Ortlieb Single QL3 Bag clips to bike racks easily, does away with pokey hooks, and has plenty of room for a laptop and other essentials you'll carry throughout the workday.

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