Bags by Bird Side Bustle Pannier


Bags by Bird Side Bustle Pannier

Bags by Bird has been on a roll in 2024 with new bag models, the latest being the Side Bustle Pannier ($125 each) These made-to-order bags are designed for both on and off-road touring. Let’s check them out…

The Side Bustle Panniers are a compact and lightweight pannier for the rougher routes you have in mind. Originally designed for one of Jay’s friends to use in the Ride Across Arizona (RAAZ) race, a 600+ mile gravel route along the Northern half of the state, which went off without a hitch.

The tapered shape is to allow extra clearance when maneuvering obstacles and the fabric on the bottom and back (against the rack) are highly abrasion resistant. The attachment area is a hypalon panel, reinforced with webbing and backed with an internal batten to keep the bag’s shape and rigidity when strapped to a rack.

The bag is made of waterproof materials but the sewing process makes the finished product not 100% waterproof, yet quite weatherproof. Use dry bags for items you need 100% waterproof.


  • Voile Nano strap attachment style at the top and bottom.
  • Internal batten behind the hypalon strap area to keep shape against the rack.
  • Plastic sheet on back panel for additional stiffness (removable)
  • Roll top closure with expandable capacity
  • Fabrics:
    • Ultra800 (black) fabric for back and bottom panels when choosing Ultragrid color
    • Ballistic nylon or 1000D cordura for back and bottom panels when choosing other fabrics


  • Dimensions: 10” wide x 5.5” deep x 12” rolled height – 20” unrolled height
  • Weight Approx: 11 oz per pannier with Ultragrid & Ultra800 fabric
  • Capacity: 11L


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