Why we love Philosophy bags

Philosophy pannier
The leather straps on Philosophy panniers snap on and off, so you don’t have to fool with the buckles.

If you’ve ever visited the shop looking for panniers, you’ve probably heard us talk about the Philosophy Bag Co. brand. We’ve stocked their panniers and backpacks for the last four years and have sold several to bicyclists looking for beautiful, functional cargo management. This is a quick post about what sets these bags apart. 

Quality, “Stay-Dry” materials. The straps and hardware are built to last. The tightly woven cotton canvas has a urethane core, which keeps the rain out but still breathes so that contents don’t get musty. Brilliant for our PNW climate.

Touring grade mounts. Simple clips are just fine for around town, but if you’re commute is long or if you’re into touring, a more solid attachment mechanism is really helpful. The mounts on Philosophy panniers are sturdy but still easy to use.

Classic looks. The first time I saw a Philosophy bag on the road, I thought it was vintage and therefore not something I could find. Lucky for us, these are modern bags with all the technical benefits without the technical look.

Made in the USA. Philosophy’s founders, Troy and Joan, made the decision to keep all their production domestic. This is difficult and makes less money for them, but it’s great for local labor and requires less fuel for shipping, so we appreciate their commitment.

We’re having a rare promotion at the moment specifically for Philosophy bags and backpacks in stock. Through Sunday, panniers (reg. $259) and backpacks (reg. $299) are 15% off, or 25% off the second one if you buy two. We still have most colors in stock.

Please come by (bring your bike!) if you’d like to see these excellently made bags in person.

Philosophy backpack

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