I bought all kind of paniers in my life, 40 years of touring (sevreal weeks / year + commuting). Ortlieb paniers are perfectly waterproof and Axiom’s products are also very good but for the last 10 eayrs, my first choice, by far, are the Arkels. So well made, the design is perfect, Arkel’s people are taking in considaration all the needs we have. I have just got one Arkel back rack pannier and it has worked very well. It has been very useful regarding keeping my stuff and taking them somewhere. When you look for price then they are bit expensive, but trust me, its worth spending that much money. I pick up beautiful nicely made, rugged and durable panniers Voyager from cycles Lambert . Just wish if all panniers today on the market match this quality . I have used CROSSO panniers from Expert series for already 3 seasons.
On test, we found the system to be ace, with the design simplicity and ease of use making you forget the price on the first ride. The Backloader from Topeak has been specifically designed for bikepacking as a streamlined way of carrying gear. It is constructed using what Topeak says is a lightweight, highly water-resistant and durable fabric. The velcro attachment straps was unfortunately noticeable on the back of the legs when pedalling, something worth considering if you’re planning on being in the saddle for multiple days. This useful ride companion is best for those outings where you want to keep heavier items out of your pockets, or simply need to carry more ride essentials. The fabric is robust and water-resistant and the zip is easy to operate on the move. Holidays by bike are nothing new, and many of us have grown up on a staple diet of dirtbag camping and touring trips to hostels. A resurgence in self-supported bike racing and multi-day rides means that it’s now easier and faster than ever to travel fully-laden solely by bike. Prior to buying, it’s vital that concentrate on the size of the bag or pouch. A wrong choice will be too small for your many things or too large and bulky for your few items.
The only downside is that I cannot carry this with me if I plan to bring my iPhone 11 because it is not big enough for a size like that. But, if you have a separate phone holder, this bag is perfectly fine for essential use. As a cyclist, I do not want anything that can add too much weight to my bike as I hit the road. This product provides me with just the right amount of weight because of its light and compact build. It is enough to accommodate all the things that I needed to carry with me on my backpacking journey. If you are frustrated with bags that do not provide a proper storage system for all your belongings, then it is time to switch to the ICOCOPRO Bike Saddle Bag. Because of its perfect size, I could easily and conveniently carry all the things I needed for the trip.
On the road every day with your luggage, comfortable and safe. The bags in the Essentials collection have a sustainable DWR coating. Functional, contemporary and made from super-strong recycled 600D polyester, meaning the bag can withstand knocks and a small rain shower will not spoil your day. If you want to be absolutely certain that your gear will remain dry, you can protect your bag with a waterproof rain cover. The bags in the H2O collection use DryLiner Technology, meaning the bags are waterproof, yet their functionality remains unchanged. Ideal for cyclists who require additional storage space on the outside of the bag. These bags allow you to enjoy a carefree trip, without worrying about changing weather conditions. On the road every day, even in the most challenging weather conditions. The Akira collection of waterproof bags are made from a premium quality fashionable grey blended fabric.
I had the best experience in the entire duration of using this saddle bag. This product holds my essentials in a way that keeps them all safe and well-organized. It never gets and looks bulky at all, even if I fill it with a lot of stuff. That is why I highly recommend this if you want to go on long hours and days of cycling trips. This product is well-designed and constructed, and I applaud its waterproof fabric and zippers. Rain and mud splashes could not get through the insides of the bag. I therefore highly recommend this sleek and compact saddle bag for everyone. The bag is built with a waterproof material in case of unexpected rains. However, there isn’t much storage capacity for extra items that you want to fit inside.
Because it has a double layer, it is 100 % waterproof and all of the hidden compartments are also completely sealed from water penetration. The internal capacity is 3 liters but this can be adjusted to 10 liters by opening it up further and this is about the same as a small rack bag. Four sizes of this bike bag are available ranging from extra small to large. It fixes neatly below the seat and has enough room for all your cycling essentials including tire tools, keys and cell phone. The best bike saddle bags will not get in your way as you are riding and will not interfere with the aerodynamic design of your bike. Some are waterproof and some even come with some handy tools so that you can deal with emergency repairs when you are out and about.
Our bike accessories can help transform your biking experience and even open up new journeys. The range of bicycle accessories include panniers, rack and baskets as well as handlebar-mounted holders for lights, smartphones, and action cams. You can even choose soft and hard shell travel cases to transport your bike on special adventures far from home. The possibilities are endless – it just depends on where you want to go. Our single panniers are easily removable so you can take them with you when you’re on foot, safeguarding them from theft. It’s no surprise that Basil is a premier brand in bicycle accessories thanks to our commitment to quality and usability, not to mention affordability. Whatever your budget, you’re bound to find a bag that’s the perfect fit for you. Our customers not only love our eye-catching designs, but the user-friendly details and practical features of our saddle bags.
Even when using panniers, a saddle bag is a handy place to keep your tools and flat kit separated from your other stuff. Saddle bags are small and sleek and don’t call much attention to themselves. They are very easy to mount with either integrated velco and buckle systems or brand-specific mounting hardware. Last but certainly not least, saddle bags generally don’t impede your leg movement or the mounting of other bags or accessories to your seat post or above your bicycle’s rear wheel. Rack Packs may be considered the most standard or traditional style trunk bags for touring. These bags work best when used in conjunction with a pair of rear panniers. By resting over the top of the panniers, the Rack Packs can be cinched down tightly with the side straps, using the panniers on each side as an anchor. Rack Packs can hold bulky items such as a tent and sleeping bag, freeing up your pannier space while protecting your gear from the elements.
It’s made of high-quality 1200D nylon fabric and is unlikely to rip or tear. Also, it’s very simple, and installing it is easy and straightforward. The pouch is made of tough and durable 600D polyester fabric. i just got back from a trip from Colorado to Florida and i used Arkel Gt 54 rear and Gt 18 Front and i liked them. They worked well the zippers all worked perfectly they held everything i needed i like the tent roll. I loved how fast they came off when i needed to go inside or i use to throw them in my tent. i think the strap sewn to the bag for the lower hook was kind of a pain it alway got stuck and made it a bugger to get back on the rack especially with the weight of the rears. it could have been sleeved so the top of the hook that meets the bungee didn’t catch the elastic.
Tuck the lining down inside your main bag and press along the top seam. Line up the top edges, mathing the side seams, and sew around the top edge. Box out the corners by ining up the bottom and side seams and sewing across the edge like you did for the main bag pieces. Place your two lining pieces right sides together and sew along the bottom and sides, this time leaving a 3″ gap in the bottom. place your two main bag pieces right sides togethe and sew along the bottom and sides. Cut a 4″ piece of elastic, fold it in half and sew it to the middle of this main bag piece. I like to stitch over it several times just to be sure it won’t pull out when my bag is done. Topstitch around the straps making sure you close up the hole from turning. Silca’s Phone Wallet is the widest on test and is often a snug fit with most jersey pockets.
The company focuses on designing all kinds of models of bicycle baskets, which are today sold across the globe. The market focus is on the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Besides its traditional bicycle basket offering, Basil has also introduced a large number of bicycle bags and bicycle baskets for dogs to the market. Key characteristics of Basil’s panniers are the alluring price-quality ratio and diversity in design. Whether you’re on the lookout for a double bike basket or bicycle bag with an eye-catching print, shopping for the perfect bag for the office or an ideal accessory for school, Basil has it all. I use padded stem bags, custom made by Carsick Designs to fit a Canon ft lens. When not required, I’ll slot a water bottle in there instead – compared to the fork, bottles stowed on the handlebars stays clean during even the muddiest of condtions.