Arkel Bags for Bikes, Recumbent Bikes and Trikes
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.
Check out Arkel's Dry-Lites Saddle Bags for the ultimate in lightweight, waterproof touring gear. This pair of panniers weighs a feathery 19 ounces and offers the same rugged construction and high-quality materials as other bags. Features include a watertight roll-top design, reflective accents on all sides, and a simple to use Velcro mounting system. Best of all, when not in use these bags can be rolled tight for easy storage.
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. The Haul-It will carry your backpack, briefcase, gym bag, grocery bag or even a case of your favorite beer! We've designed a compression strap that is a one pull and click system that compresses 3 ways! It is collapsable/foldable, so it can easily be stored and carried from the bike when empty and features a zippered convenience pocket for keys, wallet, or phone. - Folds for easy carry or storage - Plenty of reflectivity, front and back - Made of 1000 denier US-made Cordura - Arkel's exclusive Cam-Lock mounting system - Made In Canada - Weight: 750g / 1.65lbs - Dimensions: 13 X 13 X 7" / 33 X 33 X 18cm - Folded Dimensions: 13 X 7 X 3" / 33 X 18 X 7cm
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)
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.
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)
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 ORCA 25 front or rear waterproof panniers are functional, durable, and most importantly, fun to use. Welded seam technology ensures that the bag will stay dry no matter the conditions and the patented Cam-Lock mounting system will keep the bags on the rack, regardless of the load you carry or the road conditions. No one else offers such a solid and reliable mounting system for bike panniers. Many smaller details make this bag unique, like an internal organizer for easy access to documents, maps, tablet, wallet, etc. This means you won’t have to empty half the bag to get to what you need. A plastic protector at the bottom backside of the pannier adds protection between the bag and the rack and will avoid any premature wear caused by friction against the rack. These panniers have D-rings for an optional shoulder strap which comes in handy when travelling at the airport or simply carrying your panniers around at the end of a long ride. - Weight: 1.4 kg / 3 lbs (pair) without removable internal cradle - 1.55 kg / 3.4 lbs (pair) with removable internal cradle - Volume: 25 L / 1500 cu. in. (pair)
Arkel's Switchback 2.0 features full frontal opening of the main compartment and is fully compatible with the Arkel Randonneur Rack. The versatile convertible Switchback is a sleek and functional backpack and rear pannier that slides onto the Randonneur Rack in seconds. With 975 cubic inches of space, a big main compartment, handy front pockets, mesh pouch, reflectors and a holder for your lighting system, you can carry what you need to comfortably on and off the bike. Great for errands around town, commuting, students on campus, and more. Converts from slide-on-pannier to backpack with multiple compartments Made of tough 1000 denier American made Cordura Large easy-access main compartment that opens up completely Large front secondary compartment to separate your gear Small zippered pocket for wallet, phone, or keys Blinker light tabs on all sides Helmet holder strap for off the bike travel Comfortable carry handle Weight: 2.25 lbs Dimensions: 15" Tall x 10.5" Wide x 9" Deep
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 Bug converts from pannier to backpack, and back, in a matter of seconds. Fly through your daily commute, walk the campus, or lock up your bike and hoof it the rest of the way to the office in comfort and style. Features include a front helmet holder, U-lock pocket, side mesh pockets, a separate front zippered pocket, and a top to bottom zipper system that offers complete access to the main compartment. Arkel's easy to use Cam-Lock attachment system secures the pannier to your rack in seconds, and keeps it there no matter how rough the pavement gets. The dual-purpose, ergonomic, internal backplate angles out to completely clear your derailleur while offering back support and padded comfort in backpack mode. Features: - Helmet Holder Flap - U-Lock Storage - Sealed Weatherproof Zippers - Quick Access Pockets - Full Access Main Compartment - Side Mesh Pockets - Position: Rear - Weight: 1.2g / 2.6 lbs (unit) - Volume: 25 L / 1650 cu. in. (unit) Includes: - Cam-Lock Mounting System - Waterproofing - Lifetime Warranty - 1000 Denier Cordura Fabric - Reflective Logos On All Sides
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