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    Lone Peak P-099 Sundance Front Panniers is the quality good?

    Hi, I am SO close to getting my Surly LHT. I am still looking at panniers. How is the quality of Lone Peak products? I am thinking of a Arkel handlebar bag and not sure on front/rear set-up. I plan on week long tours to start this Fall and next year. Would like to do a cross country trip in a few years. Do you think the Lone Peaks will hold up over the years or should I look at Ortliebs?(Arkel main bags seem a little heavy).
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    Ortlieb, Jandd, Lone Peak and Arkel are all good solid brands. I use Ortlieb, personal preference. I also have Lone Peak handlebar bag that I use with the Ortlieb. You will need to choose: How water proof do I want. Lots of pockets for organization? or just one big sack. And overall durability. If you want Lone Peak or Ortlieb I highly recommend you buy them from Wayne at The Touring Store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    Ortlieb, Jandd, Lone Peak and Arkel are all good solid brands. I use Ortlieb, personal preference. I also have Lone Peak handlebar bag that I use with the Ortlieb. You will need to choose: How water proof do I want. Lots of pockets for organization? or just one big sack. And overall durability. If you want Lone Peak or Ortlieb I highly recommend you buy them from Wayne at The Touring Store.

    Aaron
    How do you like the Lone Peak handlebar bag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by campylover View Post
    How do you like the Lone Peak handlebar bag?
    Haven't used it much yet, but it is similar to the old Performance one that I beat to death for 12 years. I like the overall size of it and it has the map case which is a primary requirement for me.

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    I just used a pair of Lonepeak P-150s on my trip, and my friend had the P400s. The quality is great, so no issues there at all. I used an Ortlieb handlebar bag so I'd have something waterproof. If you want waterproof bags, LP isn't your best option. I put all my gear in waterproof stuff sacks, and that worked great. On the days where we had prolonged rain, we sometimes had a bit of standing water in the bags. I would buy and use them again, but I'd also consider just getting the Ortliebs for convenience. My decision was also driven by weight savings (we did a lightweight credit card tour, i.e., not fully loaded).

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    I have the P99's they are very good quality. I also have Arkel bags. If I was to do it again, I would get all Lone Peak, the Arkels are too heavy. I have the GT28's and the GT54's - the 28's are fine, but the 54's are covered with stupid gimmicks. I just wanted some pockets, not all the silly removable flaps. Next time I'm getting the LP 400's for the rear bags.

    The L.P. zippers are a little lighter weight than the Arkel Zippers, but I haven't had any trouble with them. They've been on about 8,000 miles of touring, and are in good shape still. A squirrel did eat a hole in one of them - but I doubt that would have been any different with Arkels. Ortlieb may have kept the squirrel out.

    +1 to TheTouringStore. Also, the L.P.'s have a hook that clips over your rack, so decide on the rack first, then you can get the right size clips with the bags.
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