The topic of front racks may not be particularly popular with the masses, but there are definitely real fans of these models (and one is writing here). Pelago Bicycles are also a household name in this context, as the Finnish company have been offering a fairly large selection of high-quality and stylish front racks for years. Now they are taking the topic a step further and offering two bags that are specially designed for transport with a front carrier.
Both bags are made of lightweight and water-repellent polyester fabric, which is said to have durable and easy-care properties. Like the rest of Pelago’s cycling gear, the new bags fit in with everyday style — without being too technical. At the same time, the models have many well thought-out and useful features: easily accessible outer pockets, shoulder straps and a detachable mini-pocket for storing all small utensils.
In keeping with its name, the Pelago Rackbag is designed to fit perfectly on the Pelago Commuter front rack. The rack bag can be quickly and easily attached there with four velcro straps for a secure hold. The bag has robust padding on the bottom so that it keeps its shape and protects its contents during the ride. And thanks to the roll closure, the bag can be adjusted depending on the size of the contents.
The rack bag is available in two colours (black and green) and in two sizes to match both Commuter rack sizes. Depending on the size, the rack bag is equipped with two or four side and front pockets for accessories. Each rackbag also comes with a shoulder strap and a Pelago bag. The price is 79 or 89 euros.
The Pelago Totepack is a real multi-purpose bag that can be used off the bike as a carrier bag, backpack or shoulder bag. Although the Totepack is tailored for Pelago’s Rasket bicycle basket models, it also fits many other bicycle baskets. The medium size can be comfortably placed in the basket, the large model can be placed in an upright position and is then secured with snap hooks on the sides.
But the secret is the adjustable backpack straps: this transforms the bag into a backpack that also offers a laptop compartment to hold such a device securely during the trip. The Totepack in size M offers space for a 13-inch laptop and size L for a 15-inch laptop. Both sizes are available in black and cost 79 and 89 euros respectively.
More information about the new products and the range of front carriers is available directly at Pelago.