From probikekit.com, a company that still talks imperial! This is the 21st Century boys…. These are the panniers that Mark Beaumont uses;
From Oslo to Cape Town, ORTLIEB Back and Front-Rollers have long since been classics among waterproof bike panniers.
Outdoor specialists swear by the functional and strong system of front and rear bag loading on both sides. And since every ounce is crucial for long distance bike touring, the Rollers main advantage is their little net weight.
No matter whether you bike forest tracks or desert roads, cross canyons or rivers, the extremely durable outer fabric has proven its strength in numerous real tests. These are not the only reasons why the all weather solution was awarded several times by the bicycle press: hermetical roll closures, shoulder straps and the ORTLIEB Quick-Lock System ensure that food and equipment are not only protected 100% but also accessible at any time.
- Durable, waterproof polyester fabric: PD620/PS490.
- Ortlieb QL1 mounting system.
- Protected against splash water coming from all directions.
- Dust proof.
- Available in 4 colours.
- With integral pocket.
- Height: 16.5 inches (back) / 11.8 inches (front)
- Depth: 6.7 inches (back) / 5.5 inches (front)
- Upper width: 12.6 inches (back)
- Bottom width: 9.1 inches (back)
- Width: 9.8 inches (front)
- Weight*: 67 oz. (back) / 56.1 oz. (front)
- Capacity*: 2441 cubic inches (back) / 1525.6 cubic inches (front)
* weight and capacity of pair of bags.
I’m using the Ortlieb front roller panniers on my tour.
They’ve been great so far and have good design features such as being free standing (not tested on very uneven surfaces!) which is a really practical bonus. They are also incredibly easy to put on and remove but also very secure once attached.
Delighted to hear it Laura as I have now invested in Ortlieb roller panniers for both front and back!
How is the trip going? I must put a link to you on my own site. I am very jealous that you are out there on the road while I am still stuck here in the UK planning….
Best wishes with the rest of the trip!
I have these, and they are fantastic.
they are also on sale for the rest of today!
Vaude seem to be a competitor, but a little more expensive: http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=Vaude+Aqua+Plus&rls=com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-SearchBox&oe=&redir_esc=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=wES4S6-vFqG80gSO1aU1&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBgQrQQwAA