Monday, November 7, 2011

Product Review: The Detours Toocan Transit Box

Back in August I had won a giveaway from the awesome gals at Cycle and Style Magazine. The prize being a brightly colored alternative to a clip-on pannier:
Detours, a company based out in Seattle, Washington has a wide selection of bags. Some for the Urban spandex wearing cyclist, where function surpasses looks. Some for the style-conscious everyday commuter, where bags and panniers must prove themselves against the elements, all while keeping a certain flair.
The people at Detours were kind enough to give away one of their Transit box bags, and I was lucky enough to win! I’ve been in the market for a pannier or bag since I got S.Dee, and right when I was getting bummed at the prices at most of them, I win this sweet bag!
I aptly call it; “The Trunk”
The Toocan transit box straps securely onto a rear rack using some super strong Velcro. I admit; this worried me at first. But, after 2 months of using it with no shifting or moving of the bag at all, I ride carefree.
Pretty simple system
The inside is lined and comes with some organizational pockets. Always a good thing when it comes to a bag. The inner zippered pocket came with a nifty rain cover and a note from one of the Editors of Cycle&Style Magazine:
Besides its blatant practicality(it also comes with a removable strap for easy transport), The Toocans most distinguished features is its woven design. It’s made out of recycled juice boxes! No doubt this bag gets plenty of attention and questions. What I love mentioning to each and every person that asks is how this bag is made in the Philippines by independent business women. Profits of every bag sold, goes to keeping these women open for business! I did not buy this bag, but for $45.00 and a good cause, I would have…if I didn’t win it that is!
This trunk bag has been my gym bag, my tour bag, my commuting bag and to my surprise, can fit quite a lot. Even my gym shoes and a jacket!
A few stats from the Detours Website:
Best uses: Touring, commuting, around town, event rides
Volume: 600 cubic inches
Dimensions: 12 x 5 x 8 inches
Average Weight: 1 pound 2 ounces
(The Toocan Transit box also made’s Out Door Gear Worth Splurging on list)
All in all, a fab bag to have in my arsenal!


  1. It looksmlike a great,;functional, stylish bag. Congrats on winning it.

  2. I am happy for you for winning such an awesome bag....I needs one.

  3. Detours makes some great bags! I love mine and it still looks like new after two years. Very informational review.