Ballard Market Pannier - Caffe Indigo


Seattleites flock to the Ballard neighborhood every Sunday for one of the best farmers’ markets in the Northwest. If you’re rolling up on a bike, this is the perfect pannier to take with you. The padded tote handles make for easy veggie acquisition and, best of all, they convert to adjustable backpack straps for comfortable transport of heavier loads. Two simple yet sturdy pannier clips attach to your rack for the ride home, and a lightweight waterproof base keeps your bag dry from street spray. Interior organization makes the Ballard a great option for casual office commuting as well!

• Padded tote handles that convert to backpack straps
• Front slip pocket and two side pockets
• Interior zip pocket and key clip
• Adjustable interior strap for securing laptop (or kale)
• Zippered top closure
• Exterior clasp to secure handles while riding
• Light loops with reflective detailing
• Rain cover

Latest Reviews

Awesome, flexible use pannier
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I bought this to use for bike commuting. It can fit a laptop, clothes, shoes, bike lock, and everything I need. I haven't used the rain cover yet, but it seems to fit well when I tried it inside.

My one complaint is that the rope loop on the top that is meant to be clasped to the leash to hold the handles down while riding broke completely off after less than 5 uses. I don't believe it's durable enough for repetitive use. I am in contact with Detours to work out how to fix it. Otherwise the bag is high-quality and suits my purposes perfectly.
Gorgeous bag!
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I had my local bike shop order this for me in Radish and it's FANTASTIC! Huge and roomy, well made and versatile. Looking forward to many trips to the store on my bike in the near future.
DIY upgraded the clasp
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I'd been looking for a pannier that could also be used as a backpack, and stumbled upon this in a local bike shop. Bonus points for it being under $100; and compact. Because I have a relatively short torso, most backpacks are too long for me. So far, I like this very much. The only drawback was the plastic clip over the top opening: it was too stiff and brittle, and it would take waaay too long for me to try clip onto the rope loop. Finally solved the problem by replacing the plastic clip with a metal version of swivel-hook clip. Makes the bag slightly heavier, but so much more convenient to clip/unclip. Also wish it had another inner zip pocket, but that's a minor quibble.

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Ballard Market Pannier

A market pannier that converts to a backpack.

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Best Uses:
Around Town, Commuting
11”W x 15”H x 5.5”D
920 cubic inches
Product Weight:
1.6 pounds
20 pounds
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