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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Best Buy Award  
Price $190 List$189.95 at Competitive Cyclist
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Pros Solid mounting system, large storage volume, several storage optionsDurable 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 Expensive, not waterproof without extra rain coverLimited pockets and organizationSomewhat expensive, limited organizational pocketsNot sold as a pair, lacks adjustable mounting hooksMounting system is not as secure as others
Bottom Line Multiple storage pockets, a huge main compartment, and a handy backpack conversion make this an ideal option for commutersA 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 Arkel Bug Pannier Backpack Ortlieb Back Roller Classic Arkel Signature H Urban Seattle Sports Titan Thule Shield
Mounting System (25%)
8
9
7
6
5
Storage (20%)
8
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9
Durability (20%)
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Weatherproofing (20%)
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Ease Of Use (15%)
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Specs Arkel Bug Pannier... Ortlieb Back... Arkel Signature H... Seattle Sports Titan Thule Shield
Volume (cubic inches) 1650 cu in 2441 cu in (pair) 1460 cu in 1100 cu in 2928 cu in (pair)
Dimensions (in.) (H x W x D) 12" x 18" x . 7" 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) 3.1 lbs 4.2 lbs (pair) 2.29 lbs 2.0 lbs 4.7 lbs (pair)
Material 1000 denier Cordura nylon PS 490 and PD 620 nylon 1000 denier Cordura nylon Vinyl Thermal welded nylon (420D)
Pockets Two external zippered pokcets, two external bottle sleeves, helmet holder, three internal sleeves 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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