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May 12

Posts: 1

bbartlett21 says:

Need water-proof panniers!

Hi there, 

Bought myself some oxford first time luggage panniers and found them to be pretty useless. They let is water, even with the 'rain covers' on. The zips rarely worked and they are a nightmare to get on/off the bike. 

Is there a decent, fully-waterproof soft pannier product on the market? Most of them seem to require rain covers. I'm leaning towards the oxford RT sets but there's nothing on the websites telling me whether they're water-proof or not. 


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Sep 07

Posts: 2737

James600zx says:

Waterproof luggage.

Anything with multiple stitching is going to leak eventually when exposed to the fine spray coming off a motorbike. Panniers and tail-packs seem too complicated to me. I reckon I've tried most options but I've settled on sorting my kit into draw-string bags which are then put into dry bags (used by kayakers) and secured using a cargo net. This minimises dead volume and the dry bags will securely mould themselves to the bike's pillion seat or rear rack. Try Amazon for the underlined items, for starters.

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Dec 10

Posts: 11879

preunit says:


Welcome b21

No used them on a motorbike but, i've used them on lots of push bikes to commute and they've never leeked,cheap not, failed not.:smile


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Oct 11

Posts: 3047

roseyeric says:

never used em

but these came out very well in a ride magazine article:

Cameron Barker

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Feb 09

Posts: 4661

philehidiot says:


wolfman motorcycle luggage uk

check out the top site. They do properly waterproof soft panniers.

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