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Who makes good panniers?(8 posts)

Who makes good panniers?cw05
Jan 8, 2003 11:12 AM
Just curious who makes a good set of reasonably priced panniers....Performance Bike (as much as I dislike that company) has theirs on sale right now, anyone have any experience with that brand? Thanks.
Good quality AND inexpensive hard to find in Panniers.Scot_Gore
Jan 8, 2003 12:30 PM
My recommendation:


re: Who makes good panniers?willem72
Jan 8, 2003 2:16 PM
From Australia, the Wilderness Equipment stuff is very very good - expedition quality and the new models are of excellent design. WE uses a coredux - a poly-cotton canvas - which is tough and water-proof, and all their bags come with totally water-proof nylon inner sleeves.

Otherwise the Ortlieb range is excellent. It seems to me that the Vaude gear is a cheaper imitation of the Ortliebs - both from Germany.

Carradice is popular in Britain - they have a big range of traditional (old-skool) gear and a range of newer designs.

All of this readily available on-line.

Trek, Tubus and Blackburn racks all good for 1st world touring.

Good luck.

Lone Peak (nm)SteveS
Jan 8, 2003 3:29 PM
ArkelJoe Nordic
Jan 8, 2003 4:34 PM
I have a pair of Arkel panniers. Good quality at a
reasonable price, made in Canada. Web site is:
re: Who makes good panniers?LinuxDude
Jan 8, 2003 8:20 PM
I've been using Performance panniers for a while and they are great. The price is not too exorbitant either. But if you want to do some comparison and read some reviews here is a good place:
re: Who makes good panniers?ohmk1
Jan 9, 2003 8:15 AM
For some really good stuff try Ortlieb from Germany

or, how about good ole Bruce Gordon,

You can't go wrong with either of these.
I second the Lone Peak recommendationhnmalone
Jan 9, 2003 2:37 PM
I've had a pair of Lone Peaks for a number of months now and have been very satisfied with the price, the features, and the general quality of the construction. I particularly like the clip-on fasteners.

The Performance Transit-Pros were a good price, but I wore them out in a year of daily commuting.