Arkel Bags for Bikes, Recumbent Bikes and Trikes
Arkel's Briefcase Pannier: the newest business partner in your daily commute. This stylish, soft-sided attaché case features plenty of internal and external pockets to help you organize your day and protect your important papers, files, and gear. A suspended, padded laptop sleeve protects your computer from the shocks and bumps of rough urban pavement. The bag uses the same tried and true mounting systems that Arkel designed for their touring gear, so dropping your gear is a thing of the past. And, when you're off the bike, the rack hardware hides beneath a Velcro-secured cover. Whether it's on your bike or in the boardroom, the Biefcase Pannier from Arkel is your key to commuting success.
Safely carry your laptop, extra clothing, lunch and important files on or off the bike. The exterior fabric is a mix of tough and durable 1000 Denier Cordura® nylon and Sunbrella® acrylic, a fabric used in awnings and boat covers. This elegant and super functional pannier will guard against and withstand whatever the road throws at you and will outlast any bag you've used in the past. Features: Arkel's cam lock attachment system--easy to use and keeps your bag on your rack until you take it off. Weather resistant. Inside completely lined with waterproof fabric. Built in laptop compartment that can hold up to 15” laptops. Internal backplate protects laptop against shocks on the bike and when set on the floor. Deluxe shoulder strap (color coordinated). 2 outside zippered pockets for easy storage and access to keys, wallet and cell phone. Reflective material on all sides. Lifetime warrantee Weight: 1.17g / 2.6 lbs (unit) Volume: 23 l. / 1400 cu. in. (unit) Dimensions: 17" x 6" x 12", with mounting hardware 14.5" from bottom
Arkel's Catrike 700 Panniers are specifically made to fit Catrike's 700 recumbent trikes. These handy bags attach directly to your frame, no rack necessary! Arkel builds them in Sherbrooke, Canada from 100% recycled 600 denier polyester fabric with foam and high density polyethelene stiffeners for impressive durability.
Arkel's Catrike Expedition Panniers are specifically made to fit Catrike's Expedition, Road and Speed recumbent trikes. These neat bags attach directly to your frame, no rack necessary! Arkel builds them in Sherbrooke, Canada from 600 denier polyester fabric with foam and high density polyethelene stiffeners for impressive durability. - See Bike Compatibility Chart for fitment details
The SIGNATURE H is a waterproof bike pannier (Horizontal briefcase style design) for urban bike travel. This pannier is made of 1000 denier Cordura® nylon lined with a waterproof TPU laminated fabric with fully taped seams. Tough, durable and waterproof, this pannier is equipped with Arkel's world renowned Cam-Lock® full aluminum attachment system. The SIGNATURE H will carry all of your essentials to work or school, day in and day out. This pannier is made in Canada and personally signed by its maker. • Lined with waterproof material with fully taped seams. • Padded laptop compartment • Zippered pocket inside for smaller items • Cam-Lock® mounting system • Padded mounting hardware cover for added comfort off the bike • Carry handle • Comfortable 2” shoulder strap • Offset shoulder strap attachment points for comfortable and balanced load • Multiple attachment points for shoulder strap - you can comfortably carry the bag fully opened for grocery shopping • Reflective patches for night safety • Shopping bag style carry handles accessible when the bag is fully open • Flat bottom allows the bag to stay upright • Waterproof liner is removable for washing
Arkel's Switchback 2.0 is a fully featured pannier that boasts padded backpack straps so you can comfortably carry a load on or off the bike. With a large main compartment, handy front pockets, and mesh outer pockets, you've got tons of options for storage and organization. Arkel's Cam-Lock mounting system adds another level of security, making sure that your pannier stays safely on the rack until you want to remove it. This versatile pack can also slide onto Arkel's Randonneur Rack (sold separately).
Based on Arkel's time tested designs, the B-26 panniers are simple, versatile, and built with value in mind. Large main pockets with long zippers and front-loading design offer easy access to your gear, while compression straps with reflective accents keep everything stable and secure. Coated Cordura fabric makes for a high-mileage, tough-as-nails product that repels water and protects your luggage out there on the open road. Designed with both front and rear racks in mind, the bungee mounting system features nylon cushioned hooks for scratch-free installation, and a manually operated locking swivel to make sure the pannier stays put. - Position: Front or Rear - Weight: 1.35g / 2.9 lbs (pair) - Volume: 26 L / 1600 cu. in. (pair)
From quick trips to the corner store to hauling a full load of groceries home, the Shopper does it all! It folds tight against your rack when not in use, so it's easy to always have it with you. When you've got a full load, a drawstring sleeve expands its already spacious 1525 cubic inch capacity. This pannier is easy to bring along off the bike, too, with carry handles and a removable shoulder strap. It also boasts reflective accents and a small zippered pocket to keep your valuables handy. Arkel's easy-to-use cam lock system secures the pannier to your rack in seconds and disappears behind a Velcro flap when not in use. - Position: Rear - Weight: 1.4 kg / 2.5 lbs (unit) - Volume: 25 L / 1525 cu. in. Expands up to 29 l. / 1768 cu. in. (unit) - Made of tough 1000 Denier US made Cordura. - Plenty of reflective material on all sides.
Arkel's Tailrider Trunk Bag is sleek, uncluttered, and aerodynamic. It's fully insulated, has an immense opening, tons of internal pockets, and a divider to keep your gear from shifting around. Waterproof zippers keep the elements out and, for really wet rides, the Tailrider has an integrated rain cover. Its Velcro straps attach to your rack (sold separately) with ease, reflective accents shine at night and a built-in expansion bellow stretches for even more carrying capacity when needed. - Weight: 660 g / 1,46 lbs (unit) - Volume: 8 L / 488 cu. in. Expands to 11 l. /700 cu. in. (unit)
Arkel's Randonneur Rack is a great way to add a rack to your bike. It's strong, light, stable, and you can attach or remove it in seconds! A sleek quick release bracket attaches to both seat rails, forming rock-solid attachment points. And, the front of the rack gently envelopes the seat post with a soft rubberized clamp and secure Velcro strap that's safe for every seatpost, including lightweight carbon models. Arkel's three point attachment system brings unequaled stability - it feels like it's bolted on to the frame! - Randonneur rack is fine with carbon seat posts, but it is not recommended with carbon seat rails. - If the seat rails of your saddle are more than 3.5 inches (89mm) apart, you will need Arkel's Wide Rails Adapter (SKU: RBSRA) - Use of the Randonneur rack is fine with carbon seat posts, but it is not recommended with carbon seat rails - Maximum load: 6 kg (13 lbs). The actual maximum load will be dictated more by the particulars of your bike than the actual capacity of the Randonneur Rack, which can withstand more than the stated maximum load. You may need to consult your seat and seat post manufacturers to verify whether or not they prohibit the use of such a seat post rack, in which case we recommend following those instructions
Think of this bag as your truck bed, just throw your stuff in it and go! Already using a great backpack? Just drop it in the Haul-It and take the load off your back. Arkel's Haul-It will carry your backpack, briefcase, gym bag, grocery bag or even a case of your favorite beer! Arkel designed a compression strap that is a one pull and click system that compresses 3 ways! It's collapsable/foldable so it can easily be stored and carried off the bike when empty; it also features a zippered convenience pocket for keys, wallet or phone.
Arkel's BB Packer is designed as a bikepacking handlebar bag to carry extra layers, camera or any other piece of gear you want to keep easy access to. Equipped with a minimalist shoulder strap, it quickly and easily attaches with straps and locking buckles. An extra strap is included to loop around the fork crown, steerer tube or stem, or wherever, for added stability. Also works well as a spacious seatback bag for many recumbent bikes and trikes. Waterproof, rolltop design will keep your stuff dry, too. Reflective band across the front offers loops for attaching lights or other items. Weight: 240 gr / 8 oz (unit) Volume: 5 l. / 300 cu. in. (unit)
Arkel's Recumbent Seat Bag features durable Cordura construction and is loaded with great Arkel features such as a flag pole sleeve, water bladder pocket, and hose port hole. Plus, it has exterior compression straps to stabilize your gear and accommodate variable seat widths while dual carry handles let you tote it along on off-bike adventures, too.
This smaller waterproof handlebar bag is great to carry a small camera, windbreaker, maps, wallet, and snacks. It is secured to the handlebar with adjustable velcro straps and it is super easy to install and remove. It can be carried off the bike with the included shoulder strap. Made of 1000 denier Cordura® nylon lined with a waterproof TPU laminated fabric with fully taped seams. Tough, durable and waterproof!! Weight: 180 gr / 0.4l bs (unit) Volume: 4 l. / 244 cu. in. (unit)
No one can predict the weather with 100% accuracy, and on an extended tour you are sure to run into at least a little rain now and then. To keep your panniers and gear dry, rain covers are an indispensable accessory. Arkel makes them out of yellow ultra light 1.9 oz Silicon Coated Ripstop Nylon, so they are feather light and don't take up much room. An elasticized drawstring allows them to be adjusted to fit the load and piece of stretch micro mesh fabric at the bottom allows any water that gets inside to drain. Besides keeping your panniers dry, rain covers also help keep them clean. We all know that the grit and grime that we can pick up on wet roads is some of the hardest dirt to get out. It is also detrimental to the pannier fabric. Washable rain covers help your panniers look better and last longer. Sizes available to fit all Arkel panniers and the handlebar bag.
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