Photo: Oliver Baker

TYR Convoy Transition Backpack


$180, Trivillage.com

The draw: Separate gear by sport

Inspired by hiking backpacks, this bag features a sturdy metal frame construction as well as a padded waist buckle to help distribute weight. Maxing out at 75 liters, this rugged pack features a front webbing helmet compartment, and its slim profile can slide under your bike when it’s racked to keep it from bugging your competitors in transition. Internal mesh dividers keep your swim, bike and run gear separate. In lieu of a wetsuit compartment, it features a removable mesh bag to clip to an attached carabiner to let your wetsuit drain. The main toolbox-style opening is clever but requires a lot of unbuckling to fully open.