Introducing the Altura Morph Verso Backpack, Alturas first backpack/pannier cross bag. Many manufacturers have tried the 2 in 1 combination before, the end result is with a compromise on both sides. Either it performs more like a pannier or more like a rucksack, being uncomfortable on your back as a ruck sack and a great pannier, or the other way around. Altura have finally overcome the problem with this great looking pannier rucksack. The solution to the problem was to separate the backpack and pannier functions, one side a comfortable padded backpack and the other side a solid performing pannier. Altura have the best of both worlds with the Morph and it converts between the two functions effortlessly. Made from a hardwearing tarpaulin fabric the bag will be long lasting and durable, another reason why its perfectly suited for commuting. On the pannier side of the bag its equipped with the popular Rixen Kaul pressure fit fitting, which only means a secure and firm fit when placed on you pannier rack. As rucksacks are normally bigger than a pannier, if you were to fit a normal pannier system on a backpack and put it on a bike it wouldn’t sit right, therefore each pedal stroke your heel would clip the bag. However Altura have angled the pannier mounting for extra heel clearance. The pannier fittings are hidden behind the front panel of the bag, keeping the aesthetics of the bag clean and crisp. Its not just 2 in 1 gimmick, within the bag is a commuters dream, padded laptop and tablet sleeves, which can hold up to a 15" screen devices and organising pockets to keep stationary and other smaller items separate from the main compartment. Situated within the bag is a fleece lined pocket, ideal for putting your phone, glasses or anything else that is valuable to keep safe and sound..