Tag Archives: Pannier Bags

How to pack a small tool kit for your bag

It’s often useful to carry a few tools around with you, just in case you need to perform a few road-side repairs or adjustments to your bike.

Many people use a small saddle bag to store a few tools, but I’ve chosen instead to use an old pencil case. It sits at the bottom of my pannier bag wherever I go, and is big enough to carry all the tools I might need while out and about.

Arkel Commuter Pannier Bag

For the last 6 weeks I’ve been trying out a new pannier bag – the Arkel Commuter.

Arkel are a Canadian company that have been making pannier bags for over 25 years, but seemingly aren’t stocked by any retailer in Ireland. I came across the company and their bags when I searching for a new pannier.