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Surprisingly roomy multi-purpose rack bag
on 13 September 2009
This pannier rack bag is two great things in one!
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!