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Offline sps7

2nd best panniers
« on: May 28, 2007, 05:11:08 pm »
I know that Arkel makes what are considered the best panniers, but I wonder who makes the 2nd best. I know Arkels are costly, have seen some in my LBS, but would like to know about other brands that are good and durable.


The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.

  - Iris Murdoch, writer (1919-1999)

Offline miles2go

2nd best panniers
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007, 08:06:06 pm »
I'd have to say that no one makes the best panniers.  Best is a subjective classification.

Among North American based tourers, Ortlieb, Arkel, Jandd and Lone Peak seem to be the most commonly used independently made panniers.  Across the pond, Carradice is also very popular.  There are many others such as Serratus which is affiliated/made for MEC, and those made for Nashbar. 

While you can't always tell what the pannier brands are on the bikes in the FLT Gallery , you can see that there are many approaches.  What's best for one person is simply that and nothing more.


« Last Edit: April 28, 2010, 03:11:55 am by miles2go »

Offline hotrod

2nd best panniers
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2007, 12:07:37 pm »
Ran across an (on going)web site about a couple doing
world wide touring who evalutate there equipment.

down the