Blackburn EX-Trunk Bag $59.95
Bring on the weather
A little weather never hurt anyone, and it doesn't have to hurt your gear either. Stash your goods in the Blackburn EX-Trunk Bag for long rides in questionable conditions. Durable 250D fabric toughs out the rough stuff and provides a water-resistant design, while six pockets help keep you organized. A shoulder strap comes in handy for quick transport, and reflective piping adds safety in low visibility.
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hope you have a big trunk
cause its going on my bike.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
this trunk bag is a good size and a good price. it was easy to install and so far it is staying put. i commute on a train so it gets crushed, jammed and banged around every day and is holding strong. the zippers work smooth and the main compartment divider can be moved around. there is some reflective material, but no real place to fix a tail light, but obviously if you have a trunk bag you have a rack, so just attach your flasher to that. there is also an additional zipper you can open to allow more vertical pack space through some accordion fabric. overall i like the bag a lot. blackburn gear is quality stuff for a good price point.
Blackburn EX-Trunk Bag
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The Blackburn EX-Trunk Bag is designed thoughtfully, like a mini shoulder bag for your rear bike rack. It has enough pockets to store head- and tail-lights, sunglasses, bungees, etc. I used the bag for several weeks, summer going into fall, in sun, wind, and rain, and exclusively in the city.
The main compartment was big enough to hold two extra-wide U locks. On top of those, there was still room for gloves, pumps, etc. The shoulder strap made it convenient to carry it around off of the bike.
The bag's extra-wide bottom, however, made it difficult to secure the velcro straps underneath the rack. Blackburn should have used a four-point strap system to secure the bag using the outer most rack rails. There was so much extra velcro strap that both straps barely had any velcro to attach to themselves once you threaded them under the rack and tried to attach them on the other side.
As a result, the bag slipped to one side or the other because it was too wide for my standard-width rack. Because of its width, a loaded or nearly empty bag could not be centered on the rack without its slipping quite a ways off to one side or the other.
Using a bungee pulled diagonally over the bag helped, but simply going off a curb made me look back to see if it were still on the rack. Otherwise, it is beautifully detailed from material to compartments and water-proof cover (used without the cover in the rain did not show any leaks).
There is no real rear mount for a blinky, as described on Blackburn's information card, and the water bottle holder may only be big enough to fit a 12oz soda can.
Hopefully, Blackburn will redesign this bag. I have had amazing Blackburn courier bags and currently use their great, tiny front and rear Flea lights on my helmet.