This handsome roll-top backpack has a hidden superpower. Twenty seconds of zipping and clipping, and it transforms into a pannier that you can attach to your bike. It's built in a sturdy waxed cotton that gives it a rugged vintage look while still protecting your stuff from the elements, and the roll-top closure is a simple yet secure way to keep the rain from seeping in – whether you're zipping across town on your mechanical steed or scaling a fellside on Shanks's pony. The padded straps and back panel make for a comfortable carry all day long, and there are various internal and external pockets – including a large one that's roomy enough for a 13" laptop. All the fastenings are constructed in long-lasting aluminium, and a neat touch is the pull-out reflective strip on the front for extra visibility in low-light conditions
Organic Cotton: Made with organic cotton
Temple Cycles are our neighbours on Bristol’s Brookgate Trading Estate, so you could say we’ve got the inside track on just how wild they are about cycling. We regularly ogle the beautiful custom-built bikes that come out of their workshop, and we watch them zipping off for their group rides on Saturday mornings as we’re packing your orders.
Like WildBounds, Temple Cycles is a business that’s Bristol born and bred, with a massive passion for top-quality adventure goods. They started out restoring vintage bikes, before deciding that they could take those elegant, tried-and-tested designs and translate them into modern city steeds that also take advantage of the latest materials and technology.
Their bread and butter is assembling and tuning the kind of heirloom cycles that you’ll be bequeathing to your grandchildren – but they’ve also developed a whole range of high-end bike accessories, from laser-etched Duracork grips to multi-tools and handmade leather D-lock holsters.
With adventure in their DNA, the team at Temple Cycles have recently turned their attention to bikepacking, and we’re really stoked to be stocking their first impeccably crafted pannier backpack among other products. There are big things ahead for them, so watch this space – we certainly will be.