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Old 01-14-07, 08:22 AM
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ortleib or carradice?

this has probably been done to death, but i am wondering as to the water-tightness of the carradice bags. being made from cotton duck i was wondering if they were as waterproof as the ortleibs which look to be completely waterproof. i like the carradice, but are they truly waterproof?

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If waterproofness is a critical factor for you I wouldn't even consider anything other than the Ortliebs. I have some Carradice stuff (not panniers) and it is excellent, but nobody does waterproof panniers like Ortlieb.
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Originally Posted by brunop
this has probably been done to death, but i am wondering as to the water-tightness of the carradice bags. being made from cotton duck i was wondering if they were as waterproof as the ortleibs which look to be completely waterproof. i like the carradice, but are they truly waterproof?

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carradice does make a waterproof pannier called the overlander-it appears to be comparable to ortliebs,the problem is they're only marketed in europe.
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I've had both. The carradice panniers, that is the ones made of traditional cotton duck material, are waterproof and will last for years. That said I prefer Ortliebs as the waterproof material they use cleans with a wet cloth and I prefer the construction of the fixing mechanism.
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