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Arkel Orca 35 Front or Rear Waterproof Panniers (Pair) Gray

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Arkel Orca 35 Front or Rear Waterproof Panniers (Pair) Gray

Arkel front or rear waterproof panniers ORCA 35 equipped with patented Cam-Lock(r) mounting system. The welded seam technology ensures that the bag will stay dry no matter the conditions you ride in; the patented Cam-Lock(r) mounting system will keep the bags on the rack, whatever the load and whatever the road conditions. Many smaller details make this bag unique, an internal organizer for easy access to documents, maps, tablet, wallet, etc. This means you won't have to empty half the bag to reach these. A plastic protector at the bottom backside of the pannier adds protection between the bag and the rack and will avoid any premature wear caused by friction against the rack. There are D-rings for an optional shoulder strap (sold separately), so you can carry two panniers with one single shoulder strap. This is very practical when travelling at the airport or simply carrying your panniers around at the end of a long ride. Many small details make these panniers functional, durable and most importantly fun to use.

  • Fully Waterproof RF welded seams.
  • Patented Cam-Lock(r) mounting system.
  • Front exterior zippered pocket.
  • Internal organizer for important papers, tablet, etc...
  • Two panniers can be carried with one optional shoulder strap (sold separately).
  • Tabs to mount blinker lights.
  • Reflective material on all sides.
  • Will fit front or rear racks.
  • Position: Front Or Rear
  • Weight: 1.86 kg / 4.11 lbs (pair) without removable internal cradle - 2.36kg / 5.2 lbs (pair) with removable internal cradle
  • Volume: 35 l. / 2140 cu. in. (pair)

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Arkel Orca 35 Front or Rear Waterproof Panniers (Pair) Gray
Arkel Orca 35 Front or Rear Waterproof Panniers (Pair) Gray

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Customer reviews of this product:

StarStarStarStarStar Arkel Panniers

by Jeff W. of Dekalb, IL
Ownership: one year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

They're Arkels. Completely waterproof. Roomy

StarStarStarStarStar Stay away -- mount design is absolutely TERRIBLE for a premium price.

by Kurt in Illinois
Ownership: two weeks
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

Waterproof, good materials and bag construction.

Cons

The mounting is TERRIBLE and totally unreliable.

There is no way to prevent sliding, flapping, theft or accidental detach.

I like Arkel products. I have 2 other sets of Arkel panniers: Dry-Lites, Classics from 2009 with an adjustable solid metal locking lever.

I've tested these on 3 different racks: Tubus Evo, Topeak, Jandd Expedition Rear Rack Tall Boy.

8 Reasons to avoid these:

1) The cams are PLASTIC.
2) The cam locks NEVER fully close.
3) The cams CANNOT be tightened against the rack.
4) The cams JAM open after pulling the release handle.
5) They slide — the cams swing OUTWARD, completely prevents hook adjustment against a rack's vertical or horizontal supports.
6) NO positive locking mechanism at the top— if the handle is accidentally pulled, they will fall off .
7) NO positive locking mechanism at the bottom — all you get is a non-adjustable bungee cord.
8) NO place on the back for zip ties to prevent theft and flapping in rough terrain.

Stay away -- at this price point, the mounts should be outstanding.
Total disappointment -- did not bother trying them on the road.

Other Thoughts

Arkel has changed all their panniers to this terrible plastic cam lock design.

StarStarStarStarStar Great commuters

by Michael H. of West Chester , PA
Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Nice size
Waterproof
Good hardware
Well built
Some reflective details

Cons

None so far.

Other Thoughts

I use these almost every day for commuting to and from work. I am very happy with the way they have performed. If you are looking for a great medium sized bag, they fit the bill for sure. You can run these on both a front or rear setup.

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Arkel Orca 35 Front or Rear Waterproof Panniers (Pair) Gray

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