Avenir Fold Out Side Pannier Rack Bag - Black, 10/20 Litres
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- Raleigh Avenir rack bag
- This rack bag come with integrated panniers
- Made of 600D nylon
- Available in black colour
- Ideal for rear carriers and folding bikes
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Avenir Rack Bag with fold out side panniers and is ideal for rear carriers and folding bikes. It features an integrated shoulder strap for convenient carrying at your destination. Its additional features are storage rear pocket, reflective trim, LED loop and waterproof external zips, ultra reliable Velcro fitting system and additional top storage webbing. 600D nylon and diamond weave material construction. This bag has a capacity of 10/20 L and available in black colour.
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It's an ideal 10L bag to sit atop your pannier rack. This makes it perfect for a seat post pannier rack as it is an unobtrusive storage facility that just sits on top. For the first trip we took it on (a night away) the 10L bag held two hard back books and a large sandwich box (A4ish size) with a couple of bags of crisps and nuts too. This part of the bag has a zip top which is nicely covered by a fold over seam.
It's also an ideal 20L bag when you unzip the sides to create two mini panniers, effectively doubling the storage capacity. It's still unobtrusive as the bags are nice and short, so they can't interfere with your wheels and, if you do have a pannier rack for a full suspension bike, then this is useful as the side supports on these tend to be quite short. In the side panniers we manage to fit: in one side a fully loaded toiletry bag for two adults, a hairbrush, underwear and socks. In the other side a t-shirt, pair of jeans, and some snacks.
So, to sum up. This bag is great for full suspension bikes that are hard to fit 'proper' panniers to. It is roomy enough to take the 'luggage' for a night away. It fits securely and comes off easily. It comes with a flourescent yellow waterproof cover (looses one star because, although this cover is good quality it only completely cover the bag in its 10L guise - but this just makes it look funny, rather than effecting it's functionality) and a strap. It's cheap!
So I was looking for a decent sized day bag with a shoulder strap and I took a chance on ordering the Avenir Pannier Rack Bag.
I do not like to the velcro fastenings which secure the bag to the pannier rack. Way too time-consuming and fiddly, hence 4* not 5*. I've resorted to using a bungee which is much simpler and quicker. Since doing this I really can't fault this bike bag, it is exactly what I wanted.
I use it on my ride to and from work (6 mile round trip), and for day rides (30-40 miles). I've even used it as a holiday bag! The internal pannier pockets within a pocket are a really safe way of carrying important documents like a passport, and the main storage area is great for waterproofs, camera, tourist books and all the usual tourist paraphernalia.
I often pop into the supermarket on my way home from work and have found that the fold-away side panniers have proved adequate to carry the extra load. I wouldn't recommend using this bag specifically for shopping though as the material used for the panniers is quite thin (cagoul-like). The main body of the bag uses a more robust material, although it's worth noting that with with wear and tear some of the waterproofing material is now flaking off.
In wet weather I use the cover provided and haven't had any problems with water getting in.
I've been using the bag regularly for over a year and it's by far the best one for my needs.
it has velcro fastenings which is ideal as the rack on my bike is oval and so the velcro gives a good fit and it doesn't wobble about, even when full. these can be a bit tricky to fasten/unfasten when bag full, but that's to be expected! a good value item, especially if you only have a wee bike.
A year on with a fair bit of heavy shopping trips the main compartment is fine, slightly padded, the fold out panniers are great for light weight bulky objects but because the material is fairly thin on those pockets it does come apart, I've stitched mine together a few times.
Anyway, bottom line great for those emergency moments when you get caught out and you don't expect to regularly carry heavy objects in the side panniers, I've maybe over abused it with carrying litre bottles in them too often.
Without using the side pockets it takes a change of clothes, a sizeable lunch and a waterproof jacket. It is 10 litres which if you compare it to tupperware containers you can get an idea of the volume.
The folding sides are not as sturdy as the main bag but are perfectly useable. They fit on the standard dahon rack without any problems and are short enough not to need their own support. Each bag takes a small change of clothes (trousers, top and underwear) and a portable dvd player fits in with the clothes too.
The rain cover is good and though it doesnt fully cover the side pockets it does fit over the top of them when full which I think will suffice.
The 3 velcro straps keep it in place and do take a minute or two to fit but that's why this is a budget bag and not a more expensive quick release bag. If I only fill one outer side pocket I can still fold my bike up and carry it with the bag on. This is weighty but fine to simply carry it on and off the train.
The carry strap is okay, I havent carried it too far or with anything too heavy but it is quite wide and padded so should be fine.
There is only one small pocket which is tough to get into, but if you dont use the side pockets unfolded you can use those as small pockets.
Overall if you want a pannier set for your foldie (or any bike) this is a good product and perfectly practical for the price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have owned 2 of these now , first lasted well and used daily to commute all year only when the top zip covering trim came away after 2. Read morePublished 11 months ago by biker
i bought this 2yrs ago and it's been a good bag, roomy in the main top compartment,the two side panniers are really good,I can put 4pts of milk in each,and was fine,but the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anthony Boreham
Adequate for my needs but not likely to last as long as my previous bag. Not bad for the price.Published 12 months ago by J Godfrey
The bag fited my bycicle exactly the way i wanted. The bag was delivered on time and exactly how was described. I'm very pleased.Published 13 months ago by Paulo Calha