As the name implies, these bags are modeled after the classic saddlebags of Western lore. The simple, stable design eliminates the need for top-mounting hooks by utilizing a two-layer Cordura center flap that goes right over the top of your rack. Hook and loop attachment points at the front and rear and a simplified webbing and Tensionlock buckle complete the suspension system on this set of panniers. They feature our standard solid construction: HDPE frame sheets, double bottoms, heavy-duty zippers with full storm flaps on both compartments, and 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material for after-dark safety. A handle at the top makes it easy to carry the Saddlebags off the bike, and two built-in accessory straps will accommodate extra gear on demand. For added strength, newer models have brass grommets to replace plastic web loops.
Volume: 1150 ci/ 19 ltr
Dimensions: 11 x 14.5 x 3 (in)
28 x 37 x 8 (cm)
Weight: 40.6 oz/ 1.15 kg
Material: Dupont Cordura®
Strengths: High quality Dupont Cordura fabric and durable construction techniques.
Weaknesses: Expensive, and no rain cover provided.
Most pannier bags are large, and they attach to the rack by hooks. The "saddle bag" style pannier bags are thinner at 3-inches, and they drape over the rear rack hanging by the fabric center piece, so they are very quiet while empty; no rattling hooks. The bag's volume is just right for the typical commuter's tasks.