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Old 01-14-19, 10:16 AM
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I have been using my Ortliebs since 2010, I think they will last longer than I will. Mine are the Backroller Classics. I have not used the water proof Axioms, have no opinion on them.

Regarding the plastic hooks, not a problem. But the hooks on the older ones like mine will deform slowly over time so the little plastic inserts might fall out later. I put some PVC plastic tubing over the rack, I do not use those little plastic inserts. The plastic tubing protects the rack from chaffing.

The photo shows what I am talking about with the PVC tubing, slit lengthwise and held on with electrical tape, I think the tubing was 3/8" ID and 1/2" OD.

REI often discounts their Ortliebs, so if you decide to get them and if you get them from REI, you might want to wait for their big sale in a couple months when they mail out dividends. If they do not discount teh Ortliebs, they usually have a 20 percent off one full price item coupon at that time of year.

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