Thursday, September 6, 2007

Product Plug - Ortlieb bike panniers


I have biked to work for over 13 years. The first 12 years I had panniers that were given to me by an ex - the fabric was durable, but several years ago they started falling off my bike whenever I'd go over a bump. Not a good way to start or end the day. But, me being thrifty (cheap) I never got new ones.

Finally I decided I had had enough, and I was worth it, dammit, so did research and went out and bought Ortlieb bike panniers. They are the BEST. They have a great on/off the rack system that takes just seconds, and they are HUGE (today I had to take my violin to work, and it worked putting it in one - yes, it stuck out some but was secure). Yes, I missed out on getting the new ones which have an internal pocket (Gnome), but such is life. And they are waterproof. Really truly. No more worrying about my stuff in the event of a possible afternoon thunderstorm.

I am so happy every time I use them.

5 comments:

Gyuss Baaltar said...

These truly are the coolest bike accessory since pedal cages

NoRegrets said...

Not sure that does them justice in my eyes, but if pedal cages rule for you...so be it. :-)

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Best invention since the push-up bra?

NoRegrets said...

Ah, much more in keeping with the Gnome we all know and love.

EsLocura said...

I was so impressed with the fact that you ride your bike to work, I missed the whole product thing.