Hello everyone. Just joined the site after some lurking and reading. I wasn't sure where this should go, Touring or Commuting, so I post it here.
I am planning on doing some weekend touring with the husband this summer. We are not sure if it will be light touring (staying at motels, hostels) or self-contained camping touring, maybe both over the summer. I will be getting some panniers, but I would also like to use the panniers for commuting. I have seen very large ones at the local Mountain Equipment Co-op (mec.ca). Any disadvantages to getting 2 large ones, then using only one for commuting? Anything I absolutely should know about panniers before I buy?
Thanks, you guys are great!