5 of the best bike boxes and bags

If you fancy a trip to the Alps or sunnier climes and intend to fly out with your bike, a decent bike bag or box is a must to make sure it arrives safely. A bike box will not only keep your bike safe from bumps and scratches but can also double up as extra storage for pumps, helmets and tools. We’ve put together a list of some of the best bike boxes and bags, starting from the least expensive to the most.

Chain Reaction Cycles Pro Bike Bag

Chain Reaction Cycles Pro Bike Bag

What they say

Whether travelling via car, plane or train the CRC Pro bike bag will make travelling with a bike as quick and easy as it can be. This durable Pro Bike Bag can be wheeled easily to keep make transporting your bike as painless as possible. This versatile design will accommodate any bike you can think of within minutes with minimal tools required.

Key specifications

  • PU coated inner with padded rip stop exterior
  • Reinforced fork lower padding/protection.
  • Adaptable Crush Protection Inserts.
  • 12x variable fixation straps to secure the bike inside the bag.
  • Handy pockets and compartments help to keep your components organised.
  • Weight: 8.8kgs (Inc. all CPI’s, which can be removed), 8.6kgs without.
  • Dimensions: Unfolded – L – 1400mm/W – 280mm/H – 790mm

Our verdict

The Chain Reaction soft bike bag represent amazing value for money. It’s well made, has plenty of room to attach more padding for extra peace of mind. It has plenty of crush protection inserts to make sure it’s compatible with most bike types. Bargain!

Where to buy

Price

£139.99

Price correct at time of publishing.

B&W Bike Box II

B&W Bike Box II

What they say

Based on the latest developments in transport solutions for bikes by B&W International, the bike box II manages to improve on almost every function of its predecessor. In addition to the new design and features, production effort was reduced and made more resource friendly. This has also resulted in a weight reduction of 1.4 kg, which is vitally important for travelling by plane; and all of these improvements without any increase in price.

Key specifications

  • Patented self-tightening buckles
  • Durable materials
  • Low weight
  • More volume when in use, less for storage/shipping
    (shells can be placed inside one another)
  • Low-friction castors (2 fixed, 2 freely rotatable)

Our verdict

An upgrade to the highly rated original that’s also lighter. A decent, solid box that should be on your shortlist.

Where to buy

Price

£236.49

From

ProBikeKit

Price correct at time of publishing.

Evoc Bike Travel Bag

Evoc Bike Travel Bag

What they say

The Evoc Bike Travel bag is for road bikes, XC, DH, FR and enduro bikes on trips by plane, car or train – within minutes everything is stowed away and packed safely for your trip. All you need to do is dismantle the handlebar, pedals and wheels.

Key specifications

  • N600/D PU Coated – A very robust heavy-duty fabric for areas exposed to high wear / Evoc Tarpaulin- P1000D double-sided TPU coated – Strong, flexible and waterproof / P150/D PU coated
  • Dimensions: 136 x 39 x 80 cm
  • 280 litre capacity
  • Zipper locks
  • Skate wheels, business card pocket
  • Weight: 8.6kg

Our verdict

The Evoc Bike Travel Bag comes highly recommended. High quality, well made with plenty of room inside the bag for the rest of your bits.

Where to buy

Price

£294.99

Price correct at time of publishing.

Bike Box Alan Premium Bike Box

Bike Box Alan Premium Bike Box

What they say

Bike Box Alan produces the highest quality, award winning bike boxes. Made in Britain, available around the world. And for peace of mind, we produce the only bike box to be backed by a 7 year guarantee. Riders at all levels use our bike boxes, from leisure-seeking holiday riders to elite names including Chris Froome OBE, Laura Trott OBE, Ben Swift, and the Brownlee Brothers!

Key specifications

  • Material: Polypropylene Plastic
  • Dimensions: 92 x 113 long x 32 cm
  • Weight: 11.2 Kg
  • Dimensions: 92 x 113 long x 32 cm
  • Warranty: 7 years on all boxes
  • Security: Holes in case for zip-ties/security cables
  • Unique one piece Steel anti crush pole
  • ALL Bikes fit

Our verdict

The gold standard when it comes to bike boxes. Very well made and will fit any bike you have, as well as tools, pumps, clothing and more. The anti-crush bar is very effective and will help ease your mind when you eventually have to leave your bike in the grips of the baggage handlers. There’s also a GPS box option for a bit more money. Worth every penny!

Where to buy

Price from

£385.00

Price correct at time of publishing.

Scicon AeroTech Evolution 3.0 TSA Bike Case

Scicon AeroTech Evolution TSA Bicycle Travel Case

What they say

The all-new SCICON AeroTech Evolution 3.0 TSA Bike Travel Case alleviates the stress, worry and hassle of travelling with a road bike or triathlon bike. Minimal disassembly of your bicycle, padded protection, dedicated storage space for all bike parts and strong yet lightweight materials, provide you with the confidence that your bike will arrive safe and sound at your destination.

Key specifications

  • Travel Sentry® Approved
  • Suspended Frame System (SFS)
  • Dedicated Storage Space
  • Engineered & Designed in Italy
  • 4 Precision Ball Bearing Wheels with 360 rotation
  • Weight: 11 kg
  • Suitable for: Road & TT/Triathlon Bikes
  • Fits bikes with integrated seat posts

Our verdict

The Scicon is a super hard wearing bike box that will get your precious equipment to its location in one piece. Lightweight, suitable for road and TT bikes and comes with extra bags for wheels, seat posts etc. A very good bit of kit that will last.

Where to buy

Price

£689.99

From

ProBikeKit

Price correct at time of publishing.