commen and light throw over panniers in Germany
it's a unbeatable cheap option you found there and match up with my own experiences too, just using a light rucksack rather than panier's.
now it may sounds odd... but here in Germany there is a sort of uniformed sight on the roads.... almost any bicycle rider you see is using this PVC-Nylon-reinforced light weight waterproof panniers from this German manufacturer "ORTLIEB" Ortlieb Outdoor Equipment
well as I say it's rather odd..... but this special "bike-panniers" are well made and really practical in the term of just sling this things over any bike with out the need of a stiff and bulky frame.
Some time I'm using this panniers but rather like a WEB-TEX rucksack strapped to the back of my bike for my trips.
Anyway.... here are some pic's...
the panniers cost 144-Euro and have a space of 42L.
the top pack roll "size-L" is 72-Euro and gives space for some 49L. but this one is a bit to big, the smaller 35L. "size-M" one is by far better, well slightly cheaper as well for 36-Euro
one more link where to mail order this from is KTM-Sommer:
SOMMER KTM - ZUBEHÖR
but I suggest to order the bags straight from ORTLIB..... if fancy this option for any reason....
Last edited by spooky; 16 Apr 2008 at 22:45.