Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Coast, CA
Bikes: Surly LHT, Specialized Rockhopper, Nashbar Touring (old), Specialized Stumpjumper (older), Nishiki Tourer (model unknown)
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Ortlieb Back Roller Classic vs. Bike Packer Classic
I want to replace my old, ratty REI panniers. I've pretty much settled on Ortlieb, and I like the classic rather than the plus. But I can't decide between the rollers and packers. I was leaning towards the rollers, but then I thought it might be a hassle to always have to unroll them to get in, and roll them up after. I use dry bags for kayaking and canoeing. The rolling/unrolling thing is a hassle, though not a deal breaker per se.
A complete set is a big investment. I hate to have regrets after spending so much money. Any input?