I just bought a 1993 Bridgestone XO-2 and I need to get some panniers for it. This bike will see commuting duty but will also be my errand/grocery/lock to a rack outside the mall bike. Therefore, I don't want to invest a lot in panniers that might end up being stolen. The Carradice Kendal panniers I already own are nice, but too flashy and expensive to risk it. I would like to stay away from nylon as it fades badly and hasn't been durable, in my experience.
I know about Carradice and Ostrich panniers, but they're too expensive. Soma offers a grocery pannier made from hemp, but I don't want an open topped grocery pannier on a bike that will see rain duty.
So, does anyone make small rear panniers made from hemp or canvas?