The Timbuk2 Moraga pannier mounts on the rear bike rack via the Timbuk2 Quick Clip pannier hardware. An additional Velcro strap adds an extra bit of on-bike security.
As a shoulder bag, it has a women’s specific back panel with molded pods for ventilation. A front zip pocket with tricot lining holds sunglasses or phone.
An adjustable shoulder strap lets you wear it over the shoulder or cross-body (a la messenger style). You can also carry it with the short hand straps.
It has one main compartment, that can hold an eReader (or book), bike lock and other purse-items, and two internal zippered pockets for wallet, phone, etc.
It's really a sharp looking bag and is perfect for a ride up to the coffee shop, a music festival or any other ride that doesn't require a lot of cargo capacity.
Timbuk2 is about safety and durability so they added reflective print on the sides, a coated fabric liner for water resistance and a water-resistant bottom boot for puddles.
I love the Moraga as “shoulder bag that attaches to my bike rack”. Complete strangers will actually get in my face as I’m loading up and ask, “Your purse/pannier setup is très adorbs! Wherever did you get it?”
- Make sure the clips will work on your rack before tossing the receipt. If your rack bars are too thick, the clips won’t achieve a secure fit and it will pop off when going over a bump. My rack bars happen to be just the right size for a secure clip. But when I loaned the Moraga to a friend to ride to a music festival, she had issues with it popping off.
- Despite what Timbuk2 says, the Moraga is not a viable laptop carrier. I just don’t see how it would fit.
- It's small. If you’re looking for a pannier in which you can use for bike commuting to work, I swear by the Timbuk2 Tandem pannier. It holds shoes, clothes, my lunch and occasionally, my laptop. It’s my commute-to-work workhorse. I’m on Year 3 of hauling mine through Minneapolis heat, humidity, rain, slush, sleet, snow and punishing winds and it’s still holding up.