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Offline NEIL FROM BROOKLINE

Pannier that converts to knapsack?
« on: May 10, 2011, 09:03:24 pm »
Hi everyone,
Can anyone recommend a knapsack that converts into a waterproof knapsack suitable for rugged day hikes?
Please let me know.
Thanks!
Neil.

Offline happyriding

Re: Pannier that converts to knapsack?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 09:23:10 pm »
Ortlieb has a conversion:

http://www.ortliebusa.com/CartGenie/prod-205.htm

Never tried it myself.


Offline NEIL FROM BROOKLINE

Re: Pannier that converts to knapsack?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 07:01:10 pm »
Hi adventurepdx & happyriding,
Thank you both for your recommendations!
Best,
Neil

Offline Lowly Swale

Re: Pannier that converts to knapsack?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 04:00:57 pm »
Ortlieb Vario seems to be a very good choice to me. Haven't tested it out in over a long trip yet but it is going with me this summer on Great Divide.
I think you cab get converters for a few Ortlieb panniers but the Vario is made to be both.
I looked at a few other options which were cheaper but I feel the Ortlieb is better than most when used as a back pack.

Offline janetanorth

Re: Pannier that converts to knapsack?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 04:43:12 pm »
the ortlieb vario is a fantastic bag, but nowhere near as big as most of their panniers.
regards, janet

Offline Lowly Swale

Re: Pannier that converts to knapsack?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 07:24:44 pm »
Not being big can be a good thing, it stops you packing too much gear.

Offline jcostanz

Re: Pannier that converts to knapsack?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 01:26:10 pm »
Arkel GT 18 BP model