Mountainsmith Switchback Bike Panniers - Pair

Mountainsmith Switchback Bike Panniers - Pair in Black/Charcoal
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Information about Mountainsmith Switchback Bike Panniers - Pair
Closeouts. With dual compartments, reflective daisy chains and four compression straps, Mountainsmith's Switchback bike panniers offer low-profile and weather-resistant bike storage for gear, layers and other essentials.
  • Durable nylon construction with polyurethane coating for weather resistance
  • Reflective center daisy chain
  • Quick-release compression straps
  • Double compartments with U-shaped, two-way zip openings
  • Easy-mount system
  • Sold as a pair
  • Made in Viet Nam
  • Visit our Cycling Gear Guide
Specs about Mountainsmith Switchback Bike Panniers - Pair
  • Material: Polyurethane-coated nylon
  • Weight: 2 lb. 10 oz.
  • Dimensions: 15x11x7' (HxWxD) , 1150 cu.in. each pannier, 2300 cu.in. total
  • Made in Viet Nam
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Reviewed by Pappa Joe from Kentucky on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The Mountainsmith panniers are a nice set for the price. Well made, above average in design. If the volume listed will work for you these are the ones to buy. You could spend more and get a somewhat better pannier. These are durable, easy to mount and remove and carry all I need for short self ... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by johnwyo from Wyoming on Sunday, October 26, 2014
    Just what I wanted for getting back and fourth to work. Plenty of room but small enough. The hooks at the bottom are a hassle and continue to fall off. Finally lost one and just hooked the grommet to the bottom of the Blackburn rack which works fine.
  • Reviewed by westslopecyclist from west slope Colorado on Thursday, May 08, 2014
    The attachment strap is so long I put its grommet onto the bolt at the bottom of the rack then fasten it with a wingnut for quick removal.
    I tie the long cinch straps together to prevent them getting into the spokes.
    I'm glad my other pair of panniers aren't divided.
  • Reviewed by Rosamond from Truckee, CA on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    These little bags will hold enough to do some light touring. But they didn't bother to design them with a heel clearance angle on the forward face of the bags, like real panniers have. Consequently, if you have moderate to big sized feet, or long crank arms, you'll have to really lengthen out your rear rack, and place the bags as far back as you possibly can. Not much thought went into designing these. But they're reasonably light, and can hold enough for a lightweight touring setup ( 1 lb sleeping bag, bivy, a few clothes, an 800ml pot, and an alcohol stove ).
  • Reviewed by Pappa Joe from Kentucky on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    The Mountainsmith panniers are a nice set for the price. Well made, above average in design. If the volume listed will work for you these are the ones to buy. You could spend more and get a somewhat better pannier. These are durable, easy to mount and remove and carry all I need for short self supported touring. Would buy again and very well may do so. Very satisfied custome. As always the order process and quick delivery are exceptional.
  • Reviewed by Tom from Pittsburgh, PA on Monday, August 05, 2013
    Just back from a six-day, 330 mi. trip from DC to Pittsburgh on the C&O Canal Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage. Used these as front panniers on my Specialized Tri-Cross Elite Disc. First, the lower attachment method with the goofy hook is worthless. I replaced the hook with a loop of 1/4" bungee cord and a mini-biner which held tight the entire trip. Great space in each of two sections of each bag. Found myself looking for even a small outside pocket for gels, snacks, drink powder, etc. No biggie, though. The length of the compression straps seems to be too much until you need to strap the night's trash onto the front of the panniers to pack out (there were four of us and I was the garbage truck each morning) and then they're just right. Equally effective and well-spaced to strap on camp shoes. They're not waterproof (not that they claimed to be) but they're not really water resistant, either. They're good enough quality to warrant a couple applications of Seam Sealer and Recoat. That'll help with light rain but not the torrential stuff we rode through on two days just because water will enter through the zippers. Not going to get picky about that for the sale price! Nice material, sturdy enough to handle a few curb crunches and scrapes without showing any real wear. As they empty out, they're easy to tighten down to a much lower profile. Be careful of the long straps, though. Lost half of one to the front axle when I forgot to loop it into a zipper pull. I'm ordering two more pair for my son's bikes.

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