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Bicycle Bags & Accessories
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{DISCONTINUED} Picnic Basket Bag

from 125.00

The Picnic Basket Bag is my all-time favorite creation; it is the most user-friendly bicycle bag I’ve ever known. Whenever people come to me looking for touring and commuting solutions, I immediately recommend they get a basket, and a bag to go inside. The Picnic Basket Bag combines the accessibility of a rando bag with the versatility of a backpack or tote. This seamless on-off the bike commuter companion plops into a basket, locks in for security, and the best part is that it doesn’t scream “bike bag” when you take it out of the basket. No structural hardware, rack connections, or mounting hardware—it just looks like a handsome, durable tote for everyday use. It handles a load of groceries with grace, looks just as fine filled with layers, lunch & laptop, or pile in touring essentials for a multi-day voyage.


  • Super durable & waterproof heavyweight waxed canvas holds its shape and ages like a fine wine
  • Roll-top for added waterproofing & load security; fold it down or leave it open for expanded capacity
  • Two outer flap pockets with brass snaps, 2 inner pockets, plus pen pockets
  • 23 liters of total carrying capacity!
  • Adjustable & detachable shoulder strap, plus 2 top handles that can be folded inside the bag
  • Snap tabs loop around basket wires, locking the bag into the basket for bumpy rides
  • Wooden toggle closures = simplicity & class


  • Exterior: 18oz Martexin Original Waxed canvas
  • Front flap design: 10 oz Sunforger® natural canvas & felted Merino wool
  • Hardware: solid brass (snaps, D-rings, rivets & clasps); toggles: wood
  • Trim: nylon
  • Webbing: cotton/poly blend

Dimensions: Base = 11 x 6 inches, 20 inches tall

IN STOCK: Mack's Canyon/Spice and Tantastic/Forest Service are readymade and ship in 1-2 business days!

This product is being discontinued, and the remaining stock is being sold at a $50 discount. I'm working on a new design for a basket bag--coming soon!


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Additional Info

If you live in Portland and don't want your item shipped, please select "Local Pickup" as your shipping option and I will email you to schedule a pickup. And you can always email me with questions.


The basket pictured is the 1372 Front Basket made by Wald; the PBB's footprint is slightly smaller than that of the basket, leaving room for a lock or other gear outside the bag. This bag would also work with Wald's taller 198 model basket, and I'm sure plenty of other baskets would work too. You can see a full description and buy Wald baskets here. Wald Baskets come with their own mounting hardware, which works okay on some bikes, looks kinda clunky. I recommend visiting your favorite local, independent bike shop to see what front rack they recommend for your bike & basket setup. 

I also highly recommend adding a bungee net to your basket. This adds security to your load and allows you to fill the basket even beyond the capacity of your basket bag. You can find these at bike shops, hardware stores and sporting goods stores. 

And of course, if you have questions about how this bag will work for your bike setup, please email me and we can talk custom sizes.

Such a fan of my Makeshifter Picnic Basket bag. Love that pop of mustard wool on the front pocket! Today I’m hauling lunch, treats for my co-workers, gym clothes, yoga mat, water bottle, bike lock and wallet and the bag isn’t even half full.
— Jocey Gaudi, Founder of Komorebi Cycling Team and Marketing for Portland Design Works