Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Werribee, Vic, AU
One vote for soft
I have Andy Strapz Expedition Panniers. I can recommend them. Only damage from my "off" was stitching needed to be redone. They carry a lot, velcro over the seat holds them on, little straps and strapz keep them located.
For security, you could use little padlocks, though for short times (such as shopping), I've not found a problem. Overnight, they come in with me - so I only unpack what I want and the public don't get to see what's inside.
They're very light, so they do carry weight. Even just with the fold seal, they keep dust out (even when going horizontal) but with waterproof/dustproof liners, there is no problem.
About the only drawback is it's more difficult to place stickers on them than boxes.
There's nothing I can't do, but there's a lot I won't do.
SUZI - I'm in love with her, but I'm afraid she's taking me for a ride.
SUZI - she dumped me, I was hurt, but we're both recovering now. We'll be going out together again once we're both feeling better.
We're both better now, but with heated grips, SUZI's now hot stuff!
Alas, poor SUZI [DL650 L2A 2012 - 2015 R.I.P.], I knew her well. After being dumped a second time, I must farewell her.
I'm not flighty, but SUZI II [DL650 L5A] has now stolen my heart.