I like the English style of saddlebags. Has anyone tried the various alternatives to Carradice? The Minnehaha, Nigel Smythe, Origin8, and Zugster, just to name a few? Minnehaha and Origin8 are a lot cheaper than a Carradice.
I'm interested in views based on user experience. I've already been told, "Why bother with experimenting with new brands when Carradice is the standby and is adequate?"