One more review. This time of my first set of a panniers, a pair of Deuter Rack Pack II panniers that I purchased in 2007.
Personally, whilst these haven’t been bad panniers by any means I wouldn’t buy these again or the later versions today for the simple reason I can get Ortlieb waterproof panniers with the QL 2 mounting system for similar dollars. These simply don’t compete in my view plus the lack of waterproofness is a major drawback for me.
That said, if you are looking for a commuter pannier set with external mesh pockets and don’t need waterproofness these are a reasonable option. Especially now the 2012 model has the Ortlieb QL 2 mounting system.
Does anyone else have experience with these panniers? Particularly the later versions? Interested to see how they have worked out.