I commute to work and have been experimenting with various ways to bring my 16" laptop along with lock and few other small things. I currently just use a standard backpack.
I'm looking for putting less stress on my shoulders and have a back-free ride. Here's some things I wanted to try:
I thought I could just install a rear rack with panniers and put my laptop there. But honestly I just don't like how it makes my bike look - having a rack all the time there is not ideal and taking the rack on and off when I want to ride for fun is a big hassle.
I thought why not a saddle bag. Problem is that I can't really find any of these that actually fit a laptop since the weight would have to be closer to the saddle. Also putting these on and off seems like a bit of a process.
Finally I thought why not just get a simple bag that attaches to the frame such as:
- Another approach was to get a hip pack. These are smaller looking packs that tie to your hip. Kind of like large fanny packs. Problem with these is again I can't seem to find one big enough to carry my 16" macbook pro:
I was wondering if anybody has tried any of these and what were your thoughts on trying to ride with a laptop in this kind of back-free approach.