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Old 10-31-12, 08:56 AM
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Anyone have experience with these panniers?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WATERPROOF-B...item19d58fdcb3


I am HIGHLY skeptical but would be interested to see if anyone has first hand experience with them...
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Old 10-31-12, 09:10 AM
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I share your skepticism. I'm not sure about the lower rack attachment there. The yellow fabric looks like toy-grade vinyl. It reminds me of a baseball glove I got as a kid: it came in a plastic bag and cost about $5, and was imprinted with "special vinyl leather". Right. Basically, it was just cheap vinyl and had some foam padding on the inside. Very special indeed.

On the other hand... a set of two will only set you back $40 or so in change including shipping. Unless you're willing to spend upwards of $100, they might not be too different in quality from any other set of $40 panniers.
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Old 10-31-12, 11:59 AM
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You first, be adventurous, take one for the team..

maybe where Nashbar got theirs made..

I bought German, Ortlieb.
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Old 10-31-12, 12:30 PM
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lol definitely not interested in taking one for the team!
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Old 10-31-12, 01:04 PM
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Can't comment on those panniers, but I have bought some NOS parts from that seller, and they are very good. Quick shipping (which you pay for), and the items I've purchased have been great.
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Old 10-31-12, 02:26 PM
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If its Un reinforced Vinyl, then it is short lived..
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Suggestion...Post your question in the Touring thread. Someone there may be familiar with them.
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Old 11-01-12, 05:29 AM
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If I'm reading that right it would be $16.87 x 2 for a pair plus $18.83 x 2 for shipping.Closer to a $100 pair of panniers than a $40 pair of panniers. Considering any warranty hassles or return policies - makes any LBS look good to me.
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Old 11-01-12, 05:46 AM
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I'd pass....

If you are looking for the 100% rain/water proof type panniers....it's worth the $$$ of the ones offered by the known brands.

Personally, I'm not one that will need 100% rain/water proof (I'll stop riding in a downpour)....so I opted for a set (Axiom LaSalle DLX) that are well built (IMO) to last a long time.....they have a 'rain cover' for when it get's nasty for riding in mist/light rain.....I'll just stop if it's a downpour or similar.

Used the Axiom DLX a few times for shopping/short commuting trips. Really like them, easy to use, mount/unmount/carry around...and plenty of room for my needs.
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They look VERY similar to the Horst panniers that I have on my urban bike. (Ortlieb on the tourer!). Mine have a Horst label on the flap though.

I have been using them almost daily year round for over 5 years. No leaks, but I haven't used them in prolonged heavy rain. No cracking in extreme cold. The downside is that the locking part of the rack mount is very flimsy and I keep breaking the little tabs.

I also have had good dealings with the seller.
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Old 11-03-12, 08:18 AM
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Yes,i have had those.They were waterproof.What failed on mine was the hooks that go into the rack.I was taking them off the bike twice a day though.
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Old 11-03-12, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post
If I'm reading that right it would be $16.87 x 2 for a pair plus $18.83 x 2 for shipping.Closer to a $100 pair of panniers than a $40 pair of panniers. Considering any warranty hassles or return policies - makes any LBS look good to me.
You're not reading it right. 16.87 * 2 plus 14.83 * 2 - 4 (discounted multi-item shipping) = $59.40 to a US address. I can't comment on the quality except to say the vinyl looks to be heavy enough in the pics.

I was looking for something else one time and the same seller came up and I thought his shipping was way too high for what I wanted so I passed, especially since I live in the same state.
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Originally Posted by zacster View Post
You're not reading it right. 16.87 * 2 plus 14.83 * 2 - 4 (discounted multi-item shipping) = $59.40 to a US address. I can't comment on the quality except to say the vinyl looks to be heavy enough in the pics.

I was looking for something else one time and the same seller came up and I thought his shipping was way too high for what I wanted so I passed, especially since I live in the same state.
I agree with what was stated above. The seller realizes that (s)he gets charged based on what the object costs, not the total rate. So they reduce their fees by splitting the costs between the "cost" and the shipping. So, the cost of the pannier is basically $31 for each one where you get a multiple discount of $4 of additional panniers.

I believe there might be an additional downside in that if there is a problem, I know ebay will refund you the purchase cost, but I'm not sure they refund the shipping cost.

These panniers do look interesting and at $31 each, might still be a bargain. But since there is risk involved, I am not going to be the one who orders them first either.

Cheers,
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Old 11-04-12, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by zacster View Post
You're not reading it right. 16.87 * 2 plus 14.83 * 2 - 4 (discounted multi-item shipping) = $59.40 to a US address. I can't comment on the quality except to say the vinyl looks to be heavy enough in the pics.

I was looking for something else one time and the same seller came up and I thought his shipping was way too high for what I wanted so I passed, especially since I live in the same state.
Burton is in Canada, so his rates are higher. I think his shipping would be $18.83 * 2 - 4 for multi-item discount. $67.40 if my math is correct.

I looked at the seller's other items, and he has a set of panniers like this in red with free US shipping, but the price is more than double.
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Old 11-05-12, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by gna View Post
but the price is more than double.
That's what I saw with the other items I wanted to buy. He had the base price low but then made money on the shipping, or just had it all built into the base price. Either way, it made the price go over the threshold of what I thought was a good deal.
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