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Old 10-22-12, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by MichaelW View Post
SuperC 54l bags weight 1150g per pair.
Arkel gt54 weight 3000kg per pair
Now that's not fair, the Arkel gt54 have every possible bell and whistle possible for panniers to have. Look at straight fabric weights.

Carradice uses an 18 oz/square yard (untreated) cotton duck. Treated, it comes closes to 25 ounces per square yard of fabric.

1000 Denier Cordura is 11 ounces per square yard.

Of course, if you want to go to extremes, 2.9 ounce Cuben fiber (per square yard)is probably about as strong as either of the above, not to mention more waterproof.
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