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How to secure backpack on rear rack?

Hello fellow commuters.

I saved a rear rack from going to landfill. I have tons of old backpacks that I can re-use, I don't want to go out and buy a pannier bag, if backpacks can be fastened to the rack securely.

Surely there's a hack to secure ordinary 20-25L backpack on top of the rack?

Quick google search didn't really give anything convincing. There was a wrap-around-with-bungee-cord hack, but it's very wobbly. There was also a hack to prop the bag upright at the back of the saddle and hold it down with the spring clamp (the rack has the clamp), also unstable.

Any hack / tips to securely fasten a backpack on a rear rack?

Or just get a pannier?


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