Review: Velo Transit Edge 30 Commuter Backpack

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Velo Transit Edge 30 Review

When I heard a company was making a waterproof backpack designed not only for bike commuting by for WOMEN I jumped at the chance to review the product.

Velo Transit is a based out of Seattle, WA where they design, build, test and ship their bags out of. The first time I learned of the company was this past spring, they are making waves as their designs are very function built and have some pretty unique ideas built into their bags.

Velo Transit Edge 30

MSRP: $209
Sizes: MD/LG and Women’s
2,000 + cu. inches

Two front organiser pockets
“Storm Shield” front rain cover
Reflective tails
Modular accessory side pockets
Sternum and waist straps

 Meet the Edge 30 Commuter Backpack


Background from Velo Transit – waterproof packs and panniers:

More than 30 Demo packs were sent out to shops and independent riders to test and evaluate over the last two years. The Edge 30 pack is the result of all this testing and feedback. Our new “Slick” Roll-top is easy to access and close, but still waterproof under extreme conditions.

Comfort and stability are enhanced with the new highly contoured back panel and ergonomic shoulder pads.

Like all Velo Transit packs, The Edge 30 comes in Men’s Medium and Large and Women’s Small sizes, to give you a superior fit.

Fit and Function

This is easily the best fitting bicycling backpack I’ve ever worn. The lumbar system, sternum and waist strap were all where I needed them. I’m 5’10 with narrower shoulders, the bag didn’t dig into my neck or hips like most backpacks do.

The bags compartments are well laid out, two outer, one slim behind the outer and then a humongous main area, lined with a bright material so you can see your goods inside easier!

Biggest down fall of the bag… the slim compartment that fits my MacBook Air or iPad doesn’t have a stop before the bottom of the bag. This means if you drop the bag, or put it on the ground too quickly your laptop or iPad will hit the ground as well. This is a common problem with bags that are designed by less-geeks but it is important to all of us that travel with our technology. There is a laptop sleeve you can purchase that velcro’s to the interior to keep your computer/tablet lifted but I really wanted my laptop in a separate compartment.

The side panels are able to accept a couple straps, or in my case they added a water bottle holder which worked out very well.

Wear and Tear

I’ve been using the bag for roughly 8 weeks from the aisles of Interbike, and soaking streets of Nashville. The bag never leaked and kept everything safe. I really like the roll down rain cover that is super bright with flash yellow fabric.

Overall Thoughts

Great, awesome, bag. It fits well and is very well constructed. It’s a labor of love from Velo Transit and the price tag does not touch on all the small details of the stitching and fabric choices. With a couple small changes this could be my go to bag for a long time!

Learn more about Velo Transit on their website!

FTC Disclaimer: This product was provided to me at no charge from Velo Transit. My opinion is honest and opinionated, probably why you’re still reading. I wasn’t bribed or paid for this review.

2 Comments on “Review: Velo Transit Edge 30 Commuter Backpack”

  1. I’ve been looking at the 25L version for my bike commute. I have a fold over style pack from Columbia which somewhat limits my vision as I glance over my shoulder. Does the VT pack’s width give a clear rear view when glancing over the shoulder?

  2. Emily,

    When the bag is completely folded down, yes you can see behind you easy. When it isn’t.. you can’t just easily glance.

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