Bike Luggage Solutions. I need one.
Once again, I'm back with another thread to get a rec for something that's likely been beaten to death. Well, I want new information, and I also have a more specific set of requirements, I suppose, so at least it'll be a little interesting.
Anyway, I need something to store stuff on my bike with. Mainly, something to hold documents and my phone, and, separately, something to hold my helmet that locks, as I'm tired of carrying it everywhere. I'm thinking a slim tank bag for the former, and a tail box for the latter, but, here's the tricky part.
I do laundry twice a month, and my bucket for that is large. Being a bit of a lazy person, I don't want to have to deal with removing a tail box every time I need to do laundry or haul something large. I also like to go get a pizza every week or every other week, so I need to be able to put that on the tail and strap it down with my 6-point bungee.
So, I was thinking, tail bag and/or side bags; all soft. But which soft bags lock? Is that even really an option? Is there a quick disconnect locking tail box that will satisfy my needs? And, even with all of that, what about budget? Sure, I could save up for months and eventually get whatever I want, but, I'm generally not rich. And the sooner I can get something that'll work, the better.
So what should I do?
Semi TLDR: I'd rather consolidate storage solutions into one so I can have minimal BS on my bike. I also don't want the tank bag to be too big, either way, so phone flap, and a small compartment is all I need for that(trying to avoid a phone mount because clutter and cost of more parts).
The tail storage should be lockable above all else. Next would be either being quick disconnect or soft so I can do laundry and pizza runs hassle-free. At the very least, if a box is my only option, I'd like it to be aerodynamic but with a flat top for those darn pizza runs. PIZZAA!!! And don't forget fitting the helmet. Maybe two, but my main one is modular, if that affects selection due to size constraints.