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Pannier Rack Bag

photonic69photonic69 Posts: 1,209
edited August 2019 in Commuting general
Hi All

Looking for recommendations for a good, waterproof, durable Rack Bag for my wife's commuter. The current one has lasted about a year and the fabric is looking see-through and degraded and definitely NOT waterproof.

What do you guys and gals use?

Ta

Nick

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  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 1,040
    Altura generally. Ortlieb are good but pricey. tailfin have the gloriously desirable aero pack but we are ramping the price way up as it may involve their 'rack'
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    All the peeps I know who commute with luggage use roll-top Ortlieb panniers. Pricey but durable and waterproof. No idea about rack-top bags if that's what you mean.
  • essex-commuteressex-commuter Posts: 2,188
    Ortlieb of me. I use a front roller on the rear as it's big enough for what I carry.

    Not relevant to this thread but I do alternate between a pannier and rucksac, I really can't say what I prefer.
  • Hello everyone. I had a similar problem finding a durable pannier that can handle a good amount of pounds. I looked everywhere and things kept tearing and braking so I made my own lockable and weather resistant pannier. Check them out if you are interested! Id attach an image but not sure how but you can check them out at ebikecargo.com
  • sandyballssandyballs Posts: 577
    Are you looking for a rack bag or the side panniers? If you want a rack bag try this:

    http://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/dry-bike-tail-bag.html#SID=152
  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,967
    Ortlieb of me. I use a front roller on the rear as it's big enough for what I carry.

    Not relevant to this thread but I do alternate between a pannier and rucksac, I really can't say what I prefer.

    The same for me, although I only rarely use a rucksack, as the panniers are by far my favourite.

    Mine are 8 years old now, have been patched a little, had all the clips replaced, top fixings replaced but still going strong.

    I also use a Carradice saddle pack but on a different bike, that doesn't have a rack.
  • gbsahne wrote:

    ........have been patched a little, had all the clips replaced, top fixings replaced but still going strong.

    Triggers pannier! :lol:
  • keef66 wrote:
    All the peeps I know who commute with luggage use roll-top Ortlieb panniers. Pricey but durable and waterproof. No idea about rack-top bags if that's what you mean.

    The roll tops Ortliebs I see all over, mostly other commuters, they have worn the rack though so will have to think about a new one at some point though they (panniers) are still fine some 10k or so later.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Hmm; I'm in the throes of being made redundant, and eyeing up a technician job at the school where my son works so I can both pocket the redundancy and not take any of my pensions early. Said job has the appeal of being both interesting and an ideal 8 mile commute on fairly quiet roads, so I may be shopping for Ortlieb stuff and become a more frequent contributor here. 12 weeks holiday a year won't go amiss either. Go nepotism!
  • On good days, I ride my bike to work, and I don't enjoy carrying my hefty bike locks plus all of my work stuff in a backpack. Roswheel pannier was the perfect solution. It simply detaches so that I can take all of my belongings to work with me, yet it remains safe on my bike while I ride. It has plenty of space to carry everything I need, and I like how durable it is.
  • I am using this Roswheel bag with the Bontrager MIK rack and it is awesome. It’s a near-perfect match of both length and width so it doesn’t look awkward.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,592
    Carradice stuff is up there with ortleib and UK made to boot.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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