introducing: badawin bike bags
Paris and many other French cities have seen a massive uptake in the number of people cycling to get around. It’s estimated that 15% of all trips taken in Paris in 2021 were by bike, and this has opened up a massive market for elegant cycling accessories. Young french brand Badawin, based in the Parisienne suburbs, was born of a love of cycling in the so called city of love. When we decided to look for some good solutions to shopping on your bike, Badawin straight away seemed like a great choice. Their range of bags all attach to your carrier for ease of transport (and balance) while not looking like obvious cycling gear when you're carrying them around town.
I’m particularly keen on the Flo bike shopper, as it is neat enough to fold up into another bag when you’re not using it while still having loads of capacity when it’s open. Made from tough recycled cotton it can withstand a bit of wear and tear. It has a handle on the top and a removable shoulder strap and 2 brass hooks to attach it to your bike, when you’re off on your travels.
Similarly the Mimi Tote bag folds up when not in use but has a huge capacity when you need it. This one is made from coated recycled cotton to give it added weather protection and reflective details to improve your visibility on the road.
The traditionally styled Bay Satchel also makes use of coated recycled cotton and has a padded internal space for your laptop and as an added bonus has a flap to cover over the bike hooks so no one would ever suspect it of being a pannier bag.
Stylishly simple, and immensely wearable, we have a feeling these are just the bags you never knew you needed.