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    hell's angels h/q e3st ny brunop's Avatar
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    ortleib or carradice?

    this has probably been done to death, but i am wondering as to the water-tightness of the carradice bags. being made from cotton duck i was wondering if they were as waterproof as the ortleibs which look to be completely waterproof. i like the carradice, but are they truly waterproof?

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    If waterproofness is a critical factor for you I wouldn't even consider anything other than the Ortliebs. I have some Carradice stuff (not panniers) and it is excellent, but nobody does waterproof panniers like Ortlieb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brunop
    this has probably been done to death, but i am wondering as to the water-tightness of the carradice bags. being made from cotton duck i was wondering if they were as waterproof as the ortleibs which look to be completely waterproof. i like the carradice, but are they truly waterproof?

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    carradice does make a waterproof pannier called the overlander-it appears to be comparable to ortliebs,the problem is they're only marketed in europe.

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    I've had both. The carradice panniers, that is the ones made of traditional cotton duck material, are waterproof and will last for years. That said I prefer Ortliebs as the waterproof material they use cleans with a wet cloth and I prefer the construction of the fixing mechanism.

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