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KulaBenKulaBen Posts: 220
edited January 2010 in Commuting chat
Hello all,

Probably been done to death this one, but can anyone recommend me a decent single pannier bag? Going to start commuting, been and had the hybrid fettled at the LBS, raring to go, just need a bag.

Cheers

Ben

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  • I have Altura Orkneys, very waterproof, have a separate pockets on the front, can be clipped on and off with one hand, very good.

    My only complaint is that if you're walking a long way with them as a shoulder bag (they come with a shoulder strap) the clip is a bit stabby.
  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    I have Altura Orkneys, very waterproof, have a separate pockets on the front, can be clipped on and off with one hand, very good.

    My only complaint is that if you're walking a long way with them as a shoulder bag (they come with a shoulder strap) the clip is a bit stabby.

    Altura Orkney here too, can confirm that they are well waterproof from a trip in the rain round Mull. Mine did not come with strap, and I believe new ones don't. Bought last August. Great fit and adjustable size. Much cheaper than Ortlieb.
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  • Ooooh in that case I take it back about the strap! Or you was robbed. :)

    I've had mine for about 4 or 5 years, still waterproof, still in good shape. Forgot to mention that mine have a removable liner, so if you have exploding yoghurt or something you can whip the liner out and pop it in the washing machine (on a cold wash).
  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    Ooooh in that case I take it back about the strap! Or you was robbed. :)

    I've had mine for about 4 or 5 years, still waterproof, still in good shape. Forgot to mention that mine have a removable liner, so if you have exploding yoghurt or something you can whip the liner out and pop it in the washing machine (on a cold wash).

    Non removable liner too, and no detachable pocket.... :x

    Didn't they make things much better years ago?
    Still, must say I am happy with them though.

    Right off tobuy a curry and enjoy a dvd, not feeling the best, so a night in :shock:

    Come on Andy!!
    "Encyclopaedia is a fetish for very small bicycles"
  • KulaBenKulaBen Posts: 220
    Thanks for the swift replies guys, i'll go check them out.

    Hope you enjoyed the curry Wallace!
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    Altura Dryline - I got the 17 (laptop bag) which comes with a carry strap and VERY waterproof. Also ideally shaped for clothes.
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