Item # THU002U
Thule Pack 'n Pedal Shield Pannier $118.95
Visible, functional, and easy to use.
Ready for epic bike tours and daily errands alike, the Thule Pack 'n Pedal Shield Pannier secures daily items, extra layers, groceries, and electronic gadgets in water-resistant protection. Its eye-catching design is highly reflective for extra visibility at night, especially with its light attachment points for use with your preferred bike lights.
It comes in a set of two, with small and large sizes to best suit your cycling needs. The easy-attachment system clips to most bike racks on the market, working best with Thule racks. There's also a lower magnetic connection for a secure, stay-put fit, even when you're biking over bumps, potholes, and uneven pavement.
Featuring welded nylon construction with a roll-top closure, this clip-on pannier protects your precious items from soaking showers and puddle splashes on rainy days. Interior organizer pockets efficiently organize all of your items for quick access and retrieval. Other functional points include a detachable shoulder strap and integrated grab handles for cross-town carrying.
- Easy-attachment system with lower magnetic connection
- Welded nylon (420D) construction
- Roll-top closure
- Interior organizer pockets
- Integrated grab handles
- Detachable shoulder strap
- Reflective elements
- Light attachment points
- Sold in pairs
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Reviews & Community
They hold a lot of gear, are lightweight empty, have super reflectors built in, and fit on my specialized AWOL perfectly.
Only con- I wish they had outside and inner hand straps so you could hold these like a grocery bag. If I have a lot of weight and bring them inside, the balance is off and it's awkward. The shoulder strap is just to much material to deal with and pack/find again inside the bag.
Great bag. Well built.
Great material and construction. Laptop sleeve won't fit most laptops. Magnets and frame clips are definitely strong even on the roughest rides in. In the future I'll probably upgrade the shoulder strap to something a little more comfortable - seems very minimum viable product.
Bag is great, attachment not so much.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
It's crushing for me to have to give this Thule product such a low rating. I have other Thule products that I love and are brilliantly engineered. Purchased and used this on an 8 day 330 mile tour of the Old West and Painted Hills Scenic Bikeways in Oregon.
Overall the bags seem to be durable and well made. The weak point of this product is the magnet attachment system.
-Attachment and removal from my Thule Pack n Pedal rack was a breeze. I read one review about the bags falling off...I think this is taken care of by giving the bags a wiggle to make sure they are securely attached.
-Had one rainy day and it kept my gear dry. One bag was rolled 3x on top and the other 2x.
-Once set up with full magnet power the bag to magnet connection was quite secure and would rarely separate except for the most severe bumps.
-Before my tour I discovered each magnet connector had only 1 magnet inside instead of 2. This is probably just a quality control issue but a very important one. I had purchased additional Pack n Pedal Pannier Magnets to set up a second rack. These each contained 2 magnets. With 2 magnets the bag felt much more secure.
-After my first day on the road when I removed one of the bags to set up camp the magnet bracket was loose and rotated. I got my hex tool out to tighten it and with only one more rotation of the tightening bolt the mechanism snapped. Thankfully I carry a roll of 1" Gorrilla Tape for situations like this. Wrapped it up good and it held for the final 7 days of the tour.
-After a little over 100 miles one of the magnet contact points had worn through the bag. Gorrilla came through again as a patch to stop the bleeding.
-Not a real big deal but something to note...Drybag style roll closure is a little difficult to work with in colder temps. The bag material is soft and pliable at warmer temps but when it's cold it was difficult to seal and roll.
Unfortunately I'm going look elsewhere for a good touring pannier. This would probably be a good bag for casual commuters. If you should choose to go with this make sure each of your magnet brackets have 2 magnets in them. There should be a magnet on each side of the tightening bolt.
Good little bags
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Theses Bags are awesome! I use them every day on the commute to work and I also smash single-track with them. There holding up vary well!!
Will these secure well with a Planet Bike Cargo Rack?
Hey Phillip - The easy-attachment system combined with the lower magnetic connection makes this Pack 'n Pedal Shield Pannier attach easily to most racks, including your Planet Bike Cargo Rack. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.
- Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead