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Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Rob_E

I switched from breathable panniers with pockets...

I switched from breathable panniers with pockets to waterproof Ortliebs. It was all upsides from my perspective. I still have some non-waterproof storage on my bike, and the challenge is always to...
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,003
Posted By acantor

Water-resistant panniers have served me nicely...

Water-resistant panniers have served me nicely for the kinds of touring I do: mostly day trips, an occasional weekend outing, and an infrequent one to two week tour.

I find water resistant...
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,003
Posted By staehpj1

I agree. I have had zero problems with...

I agree. I have had zero problems with waterproof panniers. Wet stuff either stays out or is sealed in ziploc or other waterproof bags to isolate them from dry stuff. No matter the type of...
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,003
Posted By djb

My experience as well. Your still damp bike...

My experience as well. Your still damp bike shorts from the nights wash the day earlier still needs to be out in the sun and wind strapped on your rack to properly dry.
Not worrying about your...
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,003
Posted By indyfabz

Having used both, I say too waterproof is not an...

Having used both, I say too waterproof is not an issue. Things don't dry inside "breathable" bags any quicker.
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,003
Posted By 79pmooney

Yup. Oregon resident here. Haven't toured in...

Yup. Oregon resident here. Haven't toured in decades but have arrivbe home many times with filthy Ortleibs. I just hose the bike off with the full Ortleibs on so my bags go into the kitchen wet...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,003
Posted By Doug64

I prefer waterproof. Since switching to Ortlieb...

I prefer waterproof. Since switching to Ortlieb panniers and bags 12 years ago, I wouldn't consider using anything but waterproof panniers. My wife and I were on a 3-month tour and we had rain on 35...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,003
Posted By ricrunner

I have cheap Tioga water resistant panniers, that...

I have cheap Tioga water resistant panniers, that have various compartments, and I actually like that feature a lot. They also have a water bottle holder, so four extra bottles of water, that gives...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,003
Posted By Miele Man

I use heavy duty green garbage bags to keep the...

I use heavy duty green garbage bags to keep the contents on my panniers dry. When I tour logging/mining roads I often have to cross washouts or streams that are deep enough to soak any pannier. I...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,003
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Thereís some merit to carrying waterproof AND...

Thereís some merit to carrying waterproof AND highly breathable luggage. The breathable bits should allow enough airflow for wet clothes to dry (assuming dry enough weather). The waterproof bits...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,003
Posted By niknak

IMO waterproof panniers are the best option. I...

IMO waterproof panniers are the best option. I have some old non-waterproof REI panniers with a rain cover. In a downpour they still get wet inside. And then you have to remove the cover to access...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,003
Posted By DanBell

I have regular Ortliebs and I can find/get...

I have regular Ortliebs and I can find/get anything in under ten seconds. Organization isn't that difficult.


I've only used Ortlieb and Vaude fully waterproof panniers (for years and thousands...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,003
Posted By winston63

Iím with Brian25, waterproof is a definite...

Iím with Brian25, waterproof is a definite feature. A number of waterproof panniers are just big bags though, if you want pockets for organization that can narrow your choices.

One compromise that...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,003
Posted By Brian25

Water proof is a feature with panniers. My...

Water proof is a feature with panniers. My opinion is that having a bunch of pockets is another feature that the waterproof ones tend to lack. It really comes down to how much you value being...
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