62°
EXPIRED
Union 34 Rucksack Pannier Grey 30L £14.99 delivered @ 3-Monkeys (Amazon)
Union 34 Rucksack Pannier Grey 30L £14.99 delivered @ 3-Monkeys (Amazon)

Union 34 Rucksack Pannier Grey 30L £14.99 delivered @ 3-Monkeys (Amazon)

Buy forBuy forBuy for£14.99
GETGet dealVisit site and get deal
I'm looking for a rucksack that will double as a pannier and most of them are at least £50. In fact, the other colours are £39.99, and the next cheapest in this colour is £43. Could be a misprice.

Make sure you select the grey colour and 30L, not 40L size.

Long review from a cycling website here.

londoncyclist.co.uk/uni…ew/

24 Comments

Original Poster

Daily Mail review here as well. For £15 this is actually proper cyclist commuting kit!

dailymail.co.uk/sci…tml

Lots of different colors available on ebay from the same seller at similar prices. Also have the green one for £10 delivered, or £18 for two with 10% discount.
ebay.co.uk/itm…652

Original Poster

clemf

Lots of different colors available on ebay from the same seller at … Lots of different colors available on ebay from the same seller at similar prices. Also have the green one for £10 delivered, or £18 for two with 10% discount.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Union-34-Stripe-Cycling-Pannier-Rucksack-Laptop-Bag-Medium-30L-15-6-Green-/361039253652



Wow, feel free to post that as a deal.

Guessing the company has gone bust or something, but these were £50+ not long ago!

Original Poster

I've never owned a pannier before. Will I need their specific seatpost system or will another rack suffice?

I think there is a bracket sold separately to attach the pannier to the seat post but i can't find it anywhere. I would hope it would attach easily to a standard pannier rack?

Went for the green one on ebay

thanks OP and clemf for the heads up and the link...order the green one on ebay

I'd be careful with this, lots of complaints on wiggle about the rucksack falling off due to the poor attachment system

Original Poster

LetoKynes

I'd be careful with this, lots of complaints on wiggle about the rucksack … I'd be careful with this, lots of complaints on wiggle about the rucksack falling off due to the poor attachment system



Some good reviews as well.

I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult to add a bit of additional fastening if it becomes a problem.

I just bought one of these from 3monkeys on eBay where they are now £9.99 including delivery .(I bought at£14.99) .... fantastic value and really well made delivery was real quick.
they come with a removable clamp that attaches to you pannier rack ... they were originally about £89 .... at £50 I'd say they were a bargain at £9.99 that are a steal .... I've bought some more as presents for cycling friends

coleaj

I think there is a bracket sold separately to attach the pannier to the … I think there is a bracket sold separately to attach the pannier to the seat post but i can't find it anywhere. I would hope it would attach easily to a standard pannier rack?



there are a few different types of these bags ... the ones sold by 3 monkeys are the type that attaches the your pannier rack

Original Poster

masterblaster

there are a few different types of these bags ... the ones sold by 3 … there are a few different types of these bags ... the ones sold by 3 monkeys are the type that attaches the your pannier rack



Could you link to the one that attaches to the pannier rack please? Struggling to find stock of the seat post system.

if only I'd have read a bit further down before buying them in a hurry, before they sold out!!!! Ah well, still a good offer at 15 each!!!!!

Received mine this morning. I am very impressed so far. Really glad it has the pannier bracket attachment or it would have been useless. Well worth trying at £9.99 delivered.

The proof will be in the using...

bsmallwo

if only I'd have read a bit further down before buying them in a hurry, … if only I'd have read a bit further down before buying them in a hurry, before they sold out!!!! Ah well, still a good offer at 15 each!!!!!



Still available for £9.99 via the Ebay link.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Union-34-Stripe-Cycling-Pannier-Rucksack-Laptop-Bag-Medium-30L-15-6-Green-/361039253652[/url]



dean_brfc

Could you link to the one that attaches to the pannier rack please? … Could you link to the one that attaches to the pannier rack please? Struggling to find stock of the seat post system.


See ebay link above. Attaches to normal pannier rack, and includes laptop case inside the ruck sac.

Has anyone got this and used it for comutting?
The pannier bags look excellent but Im concerned about the reviews of the fixing system being poor

I'm using it for the second time cycling in today. Seems fine so far. Well worth the £9.99 I paid for it on their Ebay site.

The fixing system is very poor, mine flew off the rack several times on its inaugural ride this morning. However the bag itself is great and I've alleviated the problems by bolting the hooks to the bag. Well worth the money provided you are willing to make some tweaks.

gobeye

The fixing system is very poor, mine flew off the rack several times on … The fixing system is very poor, mine flew off the rack several times on its inaugural ride this morning. However the bag itself is great and I've alleviated the problems by bolting the hooks to the bag. Well worth the money provided you are willing to make some tweaks.



I must admit I am surprised to hear this, I purchase mine from amazon (wish I saw the eBay link!) and the fixing system is great, there is no way it could come off without me manually taking it off so I'm not sure if you perhaps got the older model they sold before it was revised to have a better mounting system?
Would you be able to add an image of what it looks like perhaps?

Original Poster

VitalViper

I must admit I am surprised to hear this, I purchase mine from amazon … I must admit I am surprised to hear this, I purchase mine from amazon (wish I saw the eBay link!) and the fixing system is great, there is no way it could come off without me manually taking it off so I'm not sure if you perhaps got the older model they sold before it was revised to have a better mounting system?Would you be able to add an image of what it looks like perhaps?



I have no issues either. The two bolts are adjusted so that it can't move side to side. The little lever in the middle is turned so that it can't move up and down. When I attach the bag to the fixing system and then attach the bottom hook to the frame it's rock solid.

dean_brfc

I have no issues either. The two bolts are adjusted so that it can't move … I have no issues either. The two bolts are adjusted so that it can't move side to side. The little lever in the middle is turned so that it can't move up and down. When I attach the bag to the fixing system and then attach the bottom hook to the frame it's rock solid.


Finally getting round to ordering some.

Possibly a silly question but the Amazon link mentions left and right hand panniers. However the ebay items don't seem to distinguish. Is there a difference?

Unfortunately I can't ask the seller because they are not permitting messages to be sent to them on ebay.

Original Poster

BigDonut

Finally getting round to ordering some.Possibly a silly question but the … Finally getting round to ordering some.Possibly a silly question but the Amazon link mentions left and right hand panniers. However the ebay items don't seem to distinguish. Is there a difference?Unfortunately I can't ask the seller because they are not permitting messages to be sent to them on ebay.



I think mine is a LH one. Not sure it makes much difference. I'm guessing it's meant to be which side of the bike you hang it on, but I've had mine on both sides so really the only difference is which way the bag slides off the fixing system.

My pannier failed about 2 months ago when going over a bump and both plastic hooks sheared off! It was fully loaded but not above the design weight I wouldn't have thought. Guess that is why it was reduced
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text