There is a vast array of bike baskets and racks on the market, so the models chosen for this test are only a representation of the different varieties available, where we aim to highlight the issues and/or limitations involved with each.
Baskets are ideal for situations like carrying your shopping home. They can be either wire or wicker in construction and you can get front baskets which attach to the handle bar or rear baskets which need a rear rack to attach to. You need a basket that's easy to attach and remove, is stable when you're riding and is also lightweight to carry.
In this test, the Velogear Front Wire Basket came out on top with a 4.5 overall rating. It scores well for its ease of attachment and removal, and its light weight also makes it easy to carry. However, on the downside, its instructions state that it only has a 3kg maximum loading weight. The tested baskets all fare well overall, however they are mostly let down by their stability. You need to keep in mind that when a basket is fitted to the bike, the steering is altered, particularly for a front basket, which you'll need to get used to.