The Civia Loring makes a killer camera-kit-hauler when combined with the Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home. Of course, it will haul other things too; the front rack is perfect for two bags of groceries, a flat of seedlings from the nursery, or a couple of gallons of house paint. With the addition of a pair of large rear panniers, the Loring can easily haul a week’s worth of groceries for a family of four. On their site, Civia says:
Designed for short runs of five miles or less, the Loring carries up to 50 pounds of cargo while delivering an exceptionally balanced ride.
It’ll easily haul the cargo, but don’t believe the five mile statement; the Loring is plenty efficient and comfortable for rides of up to 20 miles or more. We have a full report forthcoming.