Backpack Conversion Kit
Transform your panniers into a backpack!
Each Roll Top and Mini Roll Top Pannier (made after November 1, 2015) is equipped with four discrete but vital attachment points to add backpack straps and a foam cushion to your panniers. The DIY conversion kit includes detailed instructions about the tools you’ll need and outlines the installation process to set your Swift Industries pannier up as a backpack!
Check out the instructions HERE
- Closed Cell Foam
- Stainless Steal Hardware
- 2” Seatbelt Webbing
Required Tools (all on a standard multi-tool)
- Philips Head Screw Driver
- 8 mm open-ended wrench
- Double sided tape (recommended)
The kit includes:
- 2 adjustable and removable backpack straps
- Ready-to-install foam back panel
- Stainless steal hardware kit
- Simple installation instructions with semi-professional drawings
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About the Backpack Conversion
Two adjustable straps, made out of seatbelt webbing for comfort, clip on and off the bag in seconds. The straps stow effortlessly in the front pocket of your panniers and are the perfect solution to clumsy off-bike carry.
A closed-cell foam insert is installed to cushion the rigid back panel that stiffens the panniers.
The most commonly asked question is whether one can feel the pannier hooks on one’s back. The answer is no.
Additionally, the wire j-hook that provides counter-tension on our panniers has a specific spot to kick it so it’s out of your way.
(Please note that the J-Hook can snag on clothing and long hair—it’s worth being mindful when you are taking the backpack pannier off and on).
Attach the straps to the pannier when you’re ready to wear the bag, and take ‘em off while you’re using the bag as a pannier. The conversion is slick, and only takes moments to easily stow in your front pocket.