Like to haul bigger loads, like a laptop, on a rear rack? Get ORTLIEB's grab-and-go BACK-ROLLER CLASSIC (pair, $165; ortliebusa.com), one of the toughest, and best-looking, waterproof panniers available.
Commuter Bike Bags: Acorn Boxy Rando Bag
Acorn Boxy Rando Bag
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ACORN's canvas-and-leather BOXY RANDO BAG ($170; acornbags.com), a classic randonneuring design, sits on a small front rack, is easily removed for carrying with an optional strap ($11), and will keep your stuff dry in all but the soppingest downpours.
Commuter Bike Bags: Ortlieb Packman Pro 2
Ortlieb Packman Pro 2
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ORTLIEB's waterproof PACKMAN PRO 2 ($150; ortliebusa.com) features a breezeway for your back, a helmet net, and cushy shoulder straps.