Elite Convertible Pannier Backpack

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


5.00 out of 5

Due to high customer demand and our small team of manufacturers, Elite Convertible Pannier Backpacks are often in short supply. We try to ensure we keep some in stock but if we don’t have the color you are looking for, you can place backorder or contact us  to discuss your requirements.

The color option images for this product have been digitally synthesized for illustrative purposes – please be aware that for this reason they cannot be aligned 100% with the ‘real thing’ and some variety will occur.

On SALE thru November, while supplies last! All packs in-stock are reduced by 10%. Don’t hesitate or you may lose color choice!  No back-orders will be on sale.  Choose a color by clicking it in the box below. You may choose an in-stock pack for immediate delivery, or choose a color for a future production run if you’re not in a hurry.  Though our customers conspire to keep us sold out of every color. We currently have these colors in stock: Forest Green, Bronze, Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Gray, Cranberry, Merlot, Lime-Green, and Red.  Email us to backorder a different color choice to be made in the following batch.   Depending on the season and our workload, backorder may take 1-3 months. Cranberry and Merlot are  not set up on the site, so email me and we’ll arrange for your color. Thank you for your patience!



Our Expedition pack is the Elite model. This 3-piece, 6.5 lb. pannier backpack system consists of both front and rear panniers, converting to the internal-frame backpack.   Capacity is 3975 cubic inches (65 liters) of gear in a total of nine compartments, plus a “Piggyback Sack” for the harness or misc gear that should not be crushed, and user-defined external capacity held by the vertical compression straps, which also hold any extraneous gear on the shelves of the rear pannier, and at the top (preferred) or bottom of the backpack.  A fully adjustable harness system wraps your shoulders.  The top stabilizer straps help hold the pack to your back, allowing you to transfer weight to your hips.   The padded waist belt features angled compression straps for added stability. The Elite offers the ultimate in pannier backpack technology to the discerning traveler.


Additional information


3975 CC (65 liters)


9 + user defined space

Panier Conversion

Full Set: Front (both sides) , Back (both sides) , Behind Saddle


Black, Blaze Orange, Bronze, Brown, Forest Green, Gray, Lime Green, Purple, Red, Royal Blue, Teal, Yellow

Waist Belt Size

Large (fits 44" to 60"), Small (fits 24" to 30"), Standard (fits 30″ to 44″)

Size & Weight

Size: 27" x 22" x 7”

Weight: 6.5 lbs

3 reviews

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Walsh, Cambria

    I’m 6200 miles and still going, and the panniers you made for me have worked great!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim Hutchinson, Boulder

    The Convertible Backpack is the finest backpack I have ever used. The panniers ride my bike as well as [the backpack] rides my back. The materials and workmanship are such that it will likely remain the only set of touring panniers I ever own. The abundance of fastening points and compression straps allow it to be drawn into a tight, stable package when lightly loaded or expanded to the point of absurdity, particularly on the bike.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tom Burkhardt, New York

    The pack was a 100% success. Without it I would have had to compromise on either the biking or trekking…

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