How to Use The Buro Backpack and Pannier Bag for Urban Bike Commuting

September 27, 2021

The Buro bag is a backpack, briefcase, and a pannier bag for student cyclists and commuters. It has 25L of storage and an extra 10L auxiliary shopping bag, so you can carry almost anything on your bike. Here's a full walkthrough of all the features, so you can get the most out of your Buro bag.

Assembly

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First thing’s first, let’s get that new bag of yours assembled and ready to go.

The plastic reinforcement inside your bag must be passed up through the side panels on the inside of the bag. Start by inserting the plastic all the way up one side and then up the other.

Great! Now your bag will stand up on its own when you put it down.

 

Quadruple Function

PANNIER

Pannier mode is the function you will be using the most. It allows you to mount your bag on your rear pannier rack, with your laptop on one side and the rest on the other. The goal is to relieve your back from the weight and, most importantly, the sweat. Best of all, the elastic mounting system makes it quick and easy.

  
Mounting

Pannier mode is super simple with the innovative elastic mounting system.

  1. The bag is meant to have the laptop on the right side of the bike.
  2. Hook the front of the elastic around the front lip of your rack.
  3. Pull the elastic back, and around the rear lip of your rack. Done.
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You'll get the hang of it in no time. 

Fitting To Your Rack

If you're having trouble figuring out the mounting system, it might be because of your rack. Here are some common rack shapes that are compatible.
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If your rack does not have the overhangs as necessary to loop the elastic around, we are working on a universal adapter kit that will be coming soon! 

If you're still in the market for a rear rack, the Buro bag was designed in conjunction with the Axiom - Journey rack.

Adjustment

It's possible that the bag may need to be adjusted backwards on the rack. If you find yourself hitting the bag with your heels while pedalling, you can adjust the placement of the knots on the elastic to move the bag further backward on the rack.

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Backpack: 

Backpack mode is super convenient if you have a longer walk to deal with once

you hop off your bike. You can keep your straps in one of the many interior pockets of the bag and clip them on once you want to throw that bag on your back.

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Clip the straps to the D-rings on either end of the handle at the top and pass the bottom rings through the leather loop at the bottom on the sides of the bag.

Briefcase:

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Despite the universal functionality of backpack straps, you might only need to get in and out of your building. In those instances, you can hold the bag like a briefcase. The beefy vegetable-tanned leather handle is great for supporting all your gear with even pressure across all your fingers.

Because of the rigid structure of the bag, you can also set it down and it stands up straight. Very handy.

  

The P.O.P. Shopping Bag:

The Pop-Out-Pannier (P.O.P.) is an included accessory for your Buro bag. It holds up to 10L in volume, and can be used as a shopping bag that clips onto your bag for biking.

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Let’s say you have to stop at the grocery on your way home, but your Buro bag is already full. Pull out the P.O.P., clip the two rings together and you now have a shopping bag with a handle. Then, you can just clip it to the D-rings near the handle on the laptop-side of your bag and ride away. 

You can also use one of the backpack straps to convert the P.O.P. into a satchel or tote bag. This is great for quick errands if you don’t want to carry your whole Buro bag.

Features

LAPTOP POUCH SIZE

The laptop compartment is padded to protect your computer while on the go.

The pouch fits up to a 16” MacBook Pro. (0.6 x 14.1 x 9.7”) (1.6 x 35.8 x 24.6cm)

WATER RESISTANCE

The bag is made of a durable Nylon fabric with a rubberized backing to help repel water. Essentially, the bag is made to resist a whole lot of rain and road-spray, but it is not made to be dunked in a lake.

Organisation

There are 8 internal compartments to organise all your gear. If you’re an organisational addict like me, I would recommend using little pouches to organize your smaller things inside your bag. For example, I have a tech pouch, with chargers, cables, dongles, etc.

I also always keep my straps and POP in the same internal pocket of the bag, so i always no where to find them. Consistency is a great system :)

  

  






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