Vaude (pronounced fow-DAY) is a great German brand that is still relatively unknown in America. Vaude products are well designed, well made, and made with an environmental ethic that surpasses most manufacturers even in the cycling industry.

Environmental protection has a strong foothold in the company’s founding principles and is a significant component in the company’s values, its vision, as well as in its tangible environmental policy. Vaude also has progressive policies on social working conditions and is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation.

Vaude specializes in strong, long-lasting bags, such as commuter panniers to withstand the elements of your ride to work, bike backpacks (many with built-in hydration systems), or functional handlebar bags.