The Thule Paramount 24L offers protective carriage for your laptop and other essentials you need day to day. It stands out for its versatile and easy-to-access compartments that provide up to 24 liters of storage and can accommodate up to a 15-inch laptop. It features a water-resistant exterior that does well while bike commuting and traveling around the city. While this pack offers many great features including a comfortable construct, it deforms when completely loaded down and the torso seems a bit long for even our tallest testers. That said, its features and construction make it our favorite for riding bikes to and from the workplace.
The competition for this Top Pick was met by the super water resistant Patagonia Black Hole 25. It provides better water resistance, performing better for super wet days in the rain. However, the internal laptop protection isn't as good as the Thule, making it a less suitable as a top pick. Also, the Thule has more features that make it better for tooling around on a bike all day. Overall, this Top Pick for bike commuting will get you to and from the office, protected and happy.