Photo: Oliver Baker

Blueseventy Transition Bag


$100, Blueseventy.com

The draw: Classic design

Blueseventy has sold iterations of this top-loading, 32-liter capacity bag for a decade. Its continued success comes from its classic, purposeful design. Every pocket, zipper and strap fulfills a need for triathletes. It features mesh external pockets for water bottles, a felt-lined pocket on top for sunglasses or goggles, a spacious waterproof wetsuit compartment, and multiple internal zippered pockets to keep your nutrition organized. Waist and chest straps help distribute the weight of a full pack, plus it works as an airline carry-on. It doesn’t technically have a helmet compartment, but even a long-tailed aero helmet can fit in the front partial mesh pocket.