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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Best Buy Award  
Price $130 List$190.00 at REI$170 List$75 List$121.38 at Competitive Cyclist
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Pros Quick and easy attachment, easy backpack conversion, lightweightDurable and waterproof, huge storage capacity, easy and secure attachmentLarge storage volume, durable, stylish, easy to useDurable, inexpensive, easy to installHuge volume, very durable and weatherproof, easy to use
Cons Small volume, not fully waterproofLimited pockets and organizationSomewhat expensive, limited organizational pocketsNot sold as a pair, lacks adjustable mounting hooksMounting system is not as secure as others
Bottom Line This model provides versatility and utility but doesn't stand out in any categoriesA high-quality, consistently top-ranked design that is often imitated by othersA versatile design with plenty of storage in a durable and waterproof packageA well-built and affordable touring pannier that is fully waterproof and user-friendlyAn impressively built model with huge volume and simple design, but the mounting system leaves more to be desired
Rating Categories Lone Peak Glacier Peak Ortlieb Back Roller Classic Arkel Signature H Urban Seattle Sports Titan Thule Shield
Mounting System (25%)
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9
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5
Storage (20%)
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Durability (20%)
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Weatherproofing (20%)
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Ease Of Use (15%)
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Specs Lone Peak Glacier... Ortlieb Back... Arkel Signature H... Seattle Sports Titan Thule Shield
Volume (cubic inches) 1000 cu in 2441 cu in (pair) 1460 cu in 1100 cu in 2928 cu in (pair)
Dimensions (in.) (H x W x D) 18" x 12" x 5" 16.5" x 12.6" x 6.7" 16" x 12" x 6.5" 13.5" x 11" x 6" 17" x 13" x 6"
Weight (pounds) 2.0 lbs 4.2 lbs (pair) 2.29 lbs 2.0 lbs 4.7 lbs (pair)
Material 1000D water-reistant nylon Cordura PS 490 and PD 620 nylon 1000 denier Cordura nylon Vinyl Thermal welded nylon (420D)
Pockets Two small external front pockets, two small side pockets with compression straps, internal laptop sleeve Internal sleeve and zippered mesh pocket Internal laptop sleeve with zippered pocket, small external pocket External splashproof zippered pocket Internal sleeve with two smaller mesh sleeves
Best Use Commuting Touring Urban/Commuting Touring Touring
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