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Review: Detours Georgetown Bike Pannier

Post by:  Jake
9/16/12

On our recent bike tour in Ireland there were a few pieces of equipment that proved invaluable.  Garmin Etrex 20 with Ireland street maps.  Gore-Tex pants and jackets.  Waterproof bike panniers.  Had we forgot anything else on our trip we would have been fine, but those three items were absolutely essential.  Veronica and I each had a set of waterproof panniers.  In one set we kept all our clothes, while the other set had everything else, tire change kit, extra water, food, bungee cords, bike lights, etc…  I carried the Pacific Outdoor Equipment panniers and Veronica carried the Detours Georgetown panniers.  Each set was waterproof, and each set retailed for about the same amount.

The Detours Georgetown panniers were by far our favorite.  From the shoulder strap that allowed the bags to be carried with ease while not on the bike (quite a bit of time around train stations and airports) to the quick on/off racking mechanisms, the bags were superior in every respect.  The bags seem to be ideal for a wet commute and were just a hair on the small side for a two week long bike tour.  To be fair, Veronica and I only utilized rear panniers; however I would think four of these bags for one person would be more than adequate for a two week tour.  It would be nice in the future to see different sizes offered, but if you’re looking for a good set of bags for your next tour or better yet, a set of bags for your commute, the Georgetown panniers won’t disappoint.

 

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