PakNgo: Bicycle Pannier Makes it Easy to Pack, Go
TreeHugger likes bikes almost as much as Sasquatch does, so we're always glad to see cool ways to make it easier for everyone to get where they're going under human power. We've seen others, and the PakNgo bike pannier, designed by student designer Hayoung Lee at the University of Technology in Sydney, fits the bill.
More luggage than bag, PakNgo is made from rigid polycarbonate, which helps fix the load securely to the back, and protects your stuff in the event of a close shave with a four-wheeler. Waterproof fabric keeps your stuff dry, and neatly detaches from the back when you get where you're going, turning into wheeled luggage or messenger-style bag. The design has been shortlisted for an Dyson Student Award at the Australian Design Awards; we'll cross our fingers that it makes it from concept to product. Hit the jump for more pics, and put the petal to the metal at the ::Australian Design Awards via ::The Design Blog