Meet the Terrain II pannier from Iron & Resin, a California lifestyle brand that’s anchored in surfing and motorcycles—sometimes simultaneously, as demonstrated by their brilliant Ural surf hack.
This this little pack offers a clean solution built from sturdy coated cotton canvas with full grain leather trim. The whole bag is highly weather resistant and if you give the roll-top it’ll help ensure the contents stay dry. It uses a combination of sturdy Nylon seatbelt webbing, simple stamped-steel clasps and D-Rings to fasten via four points to most any bike.
It’s pretty obvious Iron & Resin is a Southern California company, because this bag affords exactly enough cargo room to carry a beach towel, shorts, flip-flops, maybe some fins for body-boarding , and a sack lunch. If you’re looking to do any real touring, look at a larger-capacity option from Ortlieb or Kriega.
But if you don’t have to carry groceries home on the bike, or don’t have to account for a multi-day trips, and just need a bag big enough for a laptop and an extra layer and not much more, the, the Terrain II fits the bill.
It installs without tools and goes on and comes right back off most bikes with reasonable ease. Once set up (budget some time to do it safely and securely) the bag can be slipped off the bike in seconds and fitted with a shoulder strap.
And with very vintage-bike-appropriate bag options, this will help prevent you from buying a super-practical but objectively butt-ugly plastic top case to hang off the back of the bike.
> 30L maxed-out; ~20L with roll-top employed
> Shoulder strap and mounting straps included
> Coated heavy-denier canvas
> Roll top design
> 12”W x 23”H x5”D