Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Senior Member campylover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Cape Cod, Ma.
    My Bikes
    2008 Cannondale Synapse SL with Campy Record 10sp
    Posts
    161
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Pacific Outdoor Equipment panniers or Ortliebs?

    I have it down to Ortlieb Sport Packer Plus or Pacific Outdoor Equipment panniers. I can get the the POE pretty cheap through the shop or spend 2x as much on the Ortliebs. I already bought the Ortlieb handlebar bag. Don't really care if they match or not. Mainly looking for quality.

  2. #2
    just another gosling Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Everett, WA
    My Bikes
    CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
    Posts
    8,527
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I have the LTW POEs. I like them very much. Waterproof, strong, light, easy on and off, fit my Tubus Cosmo perfectly.

  3. #3
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    3,134
    Mentioned
    45 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    see a lot of Ortliebs on bikes heading down the west/Oregon coast.

  4. #4
    Bike touring webrarian
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    My Bikes
    I tour on a Waterford Adventurecycle. It is a fabulous touring bike.
    Posts
    1,581
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've only ever used Ortlieb panniers. The same set (front and back) for 10 years now and still waterproof and going strong. I highly recommend them.

    I can't speak about Pacific Outdoor Equipment.

    Ray
    Visit the on-line Bike Touring Archive at www.biketouringtips.com

  5. #5
    Junior Member amicab99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Minneapolis
    My Bikes
    Surly LHT, Bianchi San Jose, Schwinn Suburban
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love my Ortlieb bags, I have the whole set up of front, rear, and handle bar bags. I don't know much about POE equipment and the selection in my area was pretty much Ortlieb or the internet. That being said, I use mine for everyday things like going to the grocery store (they handle gallons of milk with no problem) to the dusty dirty rainy conditions of India's roads with out any of the outside weather getting in. They also double as a sink/bucket for washing dishes or clothes on the road. And I've heard of some people using them to fetch water from rivers by attaching a rope to the handle and throwing it off a bridge. So far mine have stood up to any challenge. Plus it's been my experience much to my dismay that almost all of the time...you get what you pay for.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Philly
    My Bikes
    IF SCJ SE, Surly LHT, BikeFriday NWT, Cannondale M300, Raleigh 700
    Posts
    4,361
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    See muy thoughts on the Sport Packer Plus bags I nought earlier this year:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...Ordered-my-LHT-!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •