Grab and go
Everything in its place
Made with Visi-Hemp® Fabric
Ara Reflective Backpack: All in the details
|Size||W 11” x H 18” x D 6.25”|
|Fits Devices||Up to a 17" Laptop|
|Max Load Capacity||20L|
|Water Resistance||PU coated fabrics|
|Nighttime Visibility||Visi-Hemp™ fabric, reflective panel on front and shoulder straps, spot to clip-on bike light|
|Pockets||13 total: 2 water bottle pockets, 2 hidden pockets for phone/valuables, helmet harness stowage pocket, 2 padded pockets for to devices, 1 interior zippered pocket, 5 interior|
Get the Most out of your Bag
Features of the Ara Reflective Backpack
I really like everything about the backpack except that there is no drawstring or other way to ensure that nothing falls out (e.g., if on plane and lying flat). Also, the two magnetic pieces in the top flap came loose and fell off after the first use. I ******* them back on pretty tightly afterwards, and they seem to have been fine since.
My new GO-TO bag!
I just love everything about this bag! It has compartments in all of the right places. The helmet harness comes out when you need it and stows away when you don't. The fabric is sleek but fun AND REFLECTIVE! The shape of this bag helps everything stay organized. It holds a lot but doesn't feel too cumbersome. I especially love the side pocket for when I swing it around in the front.
Love all the pockets!
I got my Ara a few weeks ago & immediately loved the feel of the fabric. It feels lived in, soft, but sturdy. The reflective details are a great addition to make me feel a bit safer at night, & I love how they integrate into the design--it doesn't look like "bike gear", just a nice backpack. I love all the pockets for organizing my stuff & appreciate the little details like the suspended laptop sleeve inside, & the little clips for keys & fobs. The bag is a nice size, holding all the stuff I need for a day of work or play, but in a nice slim shape. I also liked the hidden elastic strap & clip so that I could attach the bag securely to a rail or scooter handlebar. I actually used this to hang it from the bed rail when I was in the hospital to keep my bag handy.
I love this bag. I am an avid commuter and often carry multiple meals, outfits, and my computer with me. Over a short 2 day trip I was able to fit 2 days worth of clothing, bulky doc marten boots, toiletries, snacks, and my laptop in this one bag (photo attached!). The reflective stitching is not only beautiful but functional and makes me feel extra safe in the dark. The extra pockets all serve their purpose and the design really takes into consideration everything both a cyclist and non-cyclist could need. Easy access to valuables in the top flap, a secret pocket on the side where I keep keys and headphones, a zipper giving me access to the backpacks main body for quick loading and unloading on the trail/road. This bag fits more than any other brand of bike bag I own. Get one now!!