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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:32 am    Post subject: Waterproof pannier recommendations Reply with quote

Something 20-25L in size, robust, waterproof (obv) with a good fixing system. I just need the one. I guess a pocket or two would also be handy.

Years ago I used Carradice Carradry ones, but they weren't very robust tbh, which surprised me. I must have binned those when we moved house and didn't think I'd commute again.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spent a pretty penny on a Tailfin system....works well...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
Spent a pretty penny on a Tailfin system....works well...


That's some serious dough! This is to go on a standard rack on a very heavy cx bike! The Altura Sonic 25 looks good, but no pockets. Haven't seen the Ortlieb Backloader Urban in the flesh, but looks decent online?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Altura drylines have one pocket and completely waterproof, had no problem with my ~10 year old ones
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Altura and they're really good.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waterproof in which way?

I've been using the 10 single sided ones from Planet X for commuting for a few years, still going strong. Comes with a waterproof cover to put over which works perfectly well.

Edit: Useless advise since it looks like they finally sold out of them. They had them on there for years.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrace wrote:
Waterproof in which way?


I was going to write a facetious response until I read your bit about covers! Definitely waterproof without needing a cover.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
Spent a pretty penny on a Tailfin system....works well...


That's some serious dough! This is to go on a standard rack on a very heavy cx bike! The Altura Sonic 25 looks good, but no pockets. Haven't seen the Ortlieb Backloader Urban in the flesh, but looks decent online?


Mine are on my CX bike!

I am impressed though....
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I should add that o wish they came in a brighter colour for safety...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

caaradice have a sideline in panniers from recycled lorry sides... basic but funky.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got the Ortlieb roll-top panniers. They're quick and easy to fit and the roll-top design is good for keeping the wet out.

I'm not sure what the life expectancy of a set of panniers is, but after 7 years of being used nearly every day one of them started to wear through on one corner. It's the fabric bit rather than the PVC and strangely it's only on one side of one bag. The other bag is still like new, albeit a bit grubby now Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I looked the waterproof ones were a lot more expensive. I got a cheap set and then use some canoe sacks to keep stuff dry. Obviously if you need to keep a lot of different bits of kit dry its probably cheaper in the long run to buy waterproof
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iwaters wrote:
When I looked the waterproof ones were a lot more expensive. I got a cheap set and then use some canoe sacks to keep stuff dry. Obviously if you need to keep a lot of different bits of kit dry its probably cheaper in the long run to buy waterproof


Our olive barrels don't fit in my panniers? Or do you mean there's some actual new fangled waterproof canoe solution?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did you go with in the end?

I've been looking at either;

Topeak DryBag Pannier (Single)
or
Ortlieb Back Roller City Pannier Bags

I'm on a single side at the minute - but two smaller ones would be better to separate out gym kit and office stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poet. wrote:
What did you go with in the end?

I've been looking at either;

Topeak DryBag Pannier (Single)
or
Ortlieb Back Roller City Pannier Bags

I'm on a single side at the minute - but two smaller ones would be better to separate out gym kit and office stuff.


I'm getting them for Christmas from my wife (arrived apparently). I just went for the Axiom Monsoon Hydracore 32 in the end. Reduced from 90 to 39.99. Like you I normally only need small panniers (just the one in fact). The panniers are fabric outer, with dry-bag inner. They look snazzy at least, and for 40 not too worried. Bloke in the office recommended Axiom. Some reviews score them low as they're not big enough or robust enough for a 4-month MTB ride across Mongolia, but that's irrelevant to me.
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