My parents got me a set of panniersfor the holidays. I was looking at arkels, and didnt expect anything from them like a $300 "bag". They ended up getting me a set of REI keystone panniers in black. Im actually mildy excited about trying these $79.00 (on sale) bags out. I think for summertime usage they will hold up well. But in all honesty i dont really know yet. The one thing i did notice was some single stiched seams in some spots, but REI has a good return policy, so i think i should be covered here.
So, any thoughts on these panniers? are they going to bust like a grocery bag halfway across a state??
I think I'll just treat them like good ones and they wont fail me.