The pannier backpack convertible is weatherproof (like all Two Wheel Gear bags it can handle Vancouver rain) including a high vis rain cover. It really is easy to convert to a backpack--I've tried it myself.
I think this bag would work great for commuting since you can easily organize your stuff inside with the integrated padded 15" laptop sleeve, soft pocket for phone storage, U-Lock pocket, two side water bottle pockets , as well as other slots & pockets in the interior. But it would also be great as a diaper bag for a cycling parent.
You'll be seen on the roads without looking dorky with the reflective designed accents & reflective utility loop that can hold a bike light. There are three different fabrics to choose from: 600 denier black or graphite waterproof coated polyester, or the classic black waxed poly/cotton canvas. I love the graphite one, personally, though I can see why the waxed canvas & plain black would be popular too.
In case you need one, here's a deal for you: pre-order it & you'll get 20% off with the code EARLYBIRD in Two Wheel Gear's online store. Good until March 15. The bags regularly go for $149-225, depending on fabric, so that's a savings of $30-45!
Disclaimer: I have not received any product or compensation to write this review.
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