Anyone have any experience with Pacific Outdoor Equipment, specifically their Panniers series? I searched the forums but didn't see more than a passing reference or two. I found a good deal on some of their panniers, but I'd like to know how they stack up to Ortlieb, Axiom, Carradice, etc.
They look pretty solid and I like the idea of riding with American-made accessories.
Ah... I was misinformed. After digging a little deeper, I found they are designed in the USA but have been manufactured in China (where else?) for the past 20 years. I still appreciate the fact that they sponsor environmental organizations, purchase carbon offsets, and use a lot of recycled materials with minimal offgassing. Based on their business philosophy, I'd like to think they're produced equitably, but it would still be nice if those production jobs were US jobs. Ah well... might buy em anyway because they look solid and I found them for dirt cheap.