The Showers Pass Waterproof Transit Backpack is the headline act of this Portland brand's new line of bags. With practicality, durability and usability key, this backpack is one to suit the serious rider packing for their race day, the fully loaded & super-prepared urban rider, or week-long adventurer. Whatever the case, with a huge 42 litre capacity, the Transit takes after the eponymous van, at least in the sense that you’re pretty much guaranteed to fit everything you need in it.
With waterproof welded seams and zips, and the facility to have items separated and compartmentalised from each other, your stow remains untouched by whatever climactic who-ha is going on. Built from ballistic strength nylon and with anodised aluminium hardwear at the seams, this bag goes beyond what one would normally term robust. Holding your 17” laptop together with your tablet, the Transit has numerous pockets, internally and externally, plus rear loop attachments to accommodate lights and a fold out external helmet pocket.
The removable waist strap transforms into a neat hip pack with two zipped pockets for when you’re on the move and not requiring quite so many litres. Making use of 3D mesh spacer back panels and a secure sternum strap to ensure comfort when riding, final touches include 4 integrated LED beacon lights with a 200 hour battery life and 3M Reflective Trim. Simply put, this bag is perfect for big-carry rides, even in low light conditions, whilst remaining versatile for the person looking for a trusty travel companion.