Found: Handmade Pannier Bags by Carsick Designs

Carsick Panniers Blue Cordura

Pannier bags aren’t always the most fashionable accessories for bikes. But these handmade bags, by Carsick Designs, are a bit different.

Carsick Designs was founded in Sacramento in 2007 in the hopes of making beautiful pannier bags. Shown above is the Cordura nylon set, a water resistant roll top rig with outside pockets to hold u-locks and water bottles. When not strapped to the bike, shoulder straps can be attached for easy carry. Pricing for the Cordura set is $185.

For an extra $40 they’ll make it waxed nylon, shown after the jump along with handlebar and seat bags…

Carsick Panniers Blue Inside


  • Height, unrolled = 23″, rolled = approx. 15″.
  • Width = 12″ top tapering down to 8″ bottom.
  • Depth = 6″

Carsick Panniers Waxed Canvas

Bags are also offered in waxed canvas,  for $225, and additional box pockets can be bought $50 for a set.

Carsick Panniers Waxed Canvas Unrolled Front Back


  • Outer: 1000 Denier Cordura or Waxed Canvas (add $40)
  • Liner: Water repellant 420 Denier coated packcloth
  • Straps: Nylon webbing
  • Binding tape: Nylon
  • ABS plastic stiffener

Carsick Designs Seat Bag

The barrel bag is constructed from a single layer of waxed canvas and will strap to either the saddle or handlebars. Leather straps are hand dyed and hole punched by Carsick and are laced to copper rivets. D-rings are sewn to the sides to allow additional stabilizer straps. Bags measure 10″ x 4.5″ and they’ll be available soon in the Carsick store for $65.

Carsick Designs Barrel Bag


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