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With a little creative energy, the seat of a recumbent can serve as a a rack for bags. If you are lucky enough to find a bag that mounts on your seat you save on the cost and weight of having to add a rack to your ride.

We keep a variety of seat-mount packs in stock and are always looking for clever solutions.

Radical Designs

Add a copious 25 liters of packing capacity by simply slinging these packs over your recumbent seat.


Arkel thought of everything when they made this trunk bag.


The XLC trunk box has a locking latch and key to secure your items. Over a foot long and over 7 inches high, there is plenty of room inside.

Sturdy plastic construction.


This pannier set (sold as a pair) is waterproof and built for travel.


This pannier set (sold as a pair) has excellent capacity for touring and solid construction. 

Spacious 60L of packing capacity designed for recumbent touring.

A rugged workhorse for light touring or urban exploring, the T-42 is a great alternative to the larger touring packs.


This bag is perfect for carrying small items that you need easy access to on long trips.

Carrying bags on the seat frame saves the cost of a rack in money and weight.
For carrying smaller bits: toolkits, patchkits, extra tubes, a camera.

Packs and baskets that mount on the top of a bike rack.

Conventional cycling panniers attach to the sides of a rear-mount rack. Available as singles or matching pairs.
Handlebar bags on a recumbent? YES -- and, usually mounted to the seat.

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[Disclaimer: This item was posted on April Fools Day, 2017. It is not to be taken seriously, though, perhaps, half-seriously. The rack and the trike are real and not Photoshopped. The trike is a Terratrike (perhaps an older Tour) and the rack is based on HP Velotechnik design.]

1 Apr 2017 - 8:16am

Recumbent trikes with 26" wheels have a difficult time supporting top-bags -- bags that are intended to be mounted on top of a rear rack.

13 May 2016 - 1:41pm

ICE owners Chris Parker and Neil Selwood both came in person to the Recumbent CycleCon show in Cincinnati (Sep 25-27, 2015). They brought one of their surprisingly popular Full Fat all-terrain trikes and a representative lineup of ICE models:

29 Sep 2015 - 10:46am