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    up top rear pack for winter?

    most of the pics i see of peoples winter rigs have them with packs on the top of their rear rack not the side.

    Is that a winter balance thing or just coincedence?

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    It is more stable to keep the weight lower...

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    I'd say coincidence. Like electrik said, winter balance is even better with panniers (compared to carrying load on top of rack).
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    I'm just a rear rack trunk type of person. but yes: "the~higher~the~dryer" I also have a rain cover for my rack trunk
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    I prefer a rack trunk bag year 'round simply because it's less to drag through the headwinds, and I usually don't need more space than it provides.

    When I need more capacity, then I add panniers.
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    In cold weather I don't need the change of clothes that I use in the summer. I use panniers in the summer.

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