Does anyone know of any good rear panniers, fair sized, 40-50 litres that have external pockets? kind of like the Kirtland Tourpaks if anyone has seen them, basically a sleeve on the back for.. lets say a water bottle, and a pocket on the front, ect ect. Thank you.
I'm a big fan of the Ortlieb roll-closure panniers. Their design is basically identical to dry bags used by kayakers. When snugly rolled up, they are completely water proof. Another nice part is that they can be heavily overstuffed in dry weather, for those times when you just need a bottle of wine at the end of the day but can't fit it anywhere else.