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Old 24 Aug 2011
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Oxford soft luggage...RT30?

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Has anyone had any experience with these?


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Ok, nobody else wading in. I've got no direct experience of these but I met a guy on the road who had Oxford panniers. They were well worn but functional. I had some Oxford bits myself because they looked better quality but they weren't. In my experience they are not as well made as they appear and the cost is fairly high compared to what you actually get for your money. The guy I met had been on the road for 3 months and they were still working ok, a bit threadbare but ok.
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Wolfman v Oxford

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I know they are a bit pricey but what I like about these bags is the fact that the waterproof bag is on the inside ov the main bag, so if I had a small off then it would hopefully only be the outer bag that that gets damaged and it would not compromise the waterproof seal.
I have read a good few threads about waterproof luggage, wolfman, orthleib, ect, and have come to the conclusion that on the rainy days, I would keep the roll top closed but all other times leave it open which would allow the contents to breathe, not get all steamy and grow legs
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Make sure...

Make sure you get the right type. There seem to be two different models of RT30, one you can use as a tail pack/back pack, and one to use as panniers. I had a look at some in a local dealers and they hadn't realised, so I spent a while waving straps around trying to work out how it'd fit on, before realising. None seemed to have any instructions either.

Quality though seemed good, and the removable liner a bonus as I presume you'd be able to buy spares if either liner or outer wore out. Other bonus, as, long as you were in a safe enough place to leave the panniers on the bike (which you might want to given how hard it seems to work out how to attach them) you can just lift the inners out, to take with you.
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Thanks Alexlebrit,
After much thought, I bought the panniers for 120 euro in my local bike shop, The outer bag seems to be built well but the inner waterproof bag seems a bit too fragile for overland travel, so I have replaced it with two Hein Gerick 100% waterproof roll type bags, 40 litres each. The lack of instructions and the poor quality waterproof inner bags are the only bad things I can point out for now.
I will post a pick when I have a small rack built and they are on the bike
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these are a blatant copy of kriega. however they are not as well made

if they were half the price then fine but they aint
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Not really "Lifetime"

Don't know about the particular bag that you are asking about but I have had an Oxford "Lifetime" tank bag for the last three years. It is starting to show a lot of wear (busted zippers, cracked map window, etc) but it fits my bike well. I contacted them about sending it back for repair (even offering to pay for the repairs) and basically was told to forget it. I was told that they don't do repairs, but only "Lifetime" guarantee against manufacturing defects. They told me to take it to a shoe repairman. My sense (and I don't know this for sure) is that Oxford is just importing from an Indonesian manufacturer. No real Oxford factory. Not too impressed.

Don't like their new tank bags.
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Oxford shopping bags.

Hi,

Update on the bags, went to Morocco with 2, came home with 1

-Not waterproof
-Tiny off and the pannier exploded
-Very poor construction

It was a bad investment on my part, never again
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I bought some Oxford 1st Time luggage on a big sale about four years ago. Still using the tank bag, which has been fine, but blew off one of the pannier pockets when I brushed up against a fence going about 1 mph. The stitching was very weak. Returned them for a refund.
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