Arkel XM-28's-Yellow

Product Code:
BT-5117
Brand
Arkel
Price:
$225.00

Designed to accompany the XM-45 for a dynamite front/rear combo for a strenuous off-road expedition, the XM-28 can also be used as a compact rear pannier. The X-Cross compression straps stabilize any load, large or small, and a full-length zipper provides access in this top-load bag. Top pockets provide easy access storage for small items. Arkel's unique design ensures that the straps will not get caught in your spokes, even if you forget to fasten them. The simple but effective locking device on the attachment system will keep your XM-28's firmly secured to your bike no matter how hard you ride. Sold as a pair.

Specs

Height: 19"/ 48cm

Width: 10.5"/ 27cm

Depth: 5.5"/ 15cm

Volume (Pair): 1700cu.in./ 28l

Weight (Pair):3lbs/ 1.4kg

Color: Yellow

Reviews

Average rating: based on 1 reviews.

Arkel XM-28's High Quality Rating:

Reviewed By: A customer from Harrisburg, PA USA on 6/11/09

I recently purchased the Arkel XM 28's as a compact rear pannier for my bicycle commutes to work in warmer weather. I also could use them as fronts in tandem with a larger set of Ortlieb's I already possess. If you are unfamiliar with Arkel, they are a Quebec, Canada company specializing in high-quality, durable panniers. They source only the best and toughest materials available: Highest count cordura and ballistics nylon; unbreakable buckle closures; heavy duty YKK zippers. They provide a serious life-time guarantee. They also source everthing from North America, and manufacture in Quebec. I am very impressed with the overall quality of the product. The size is perfect for my lower volume summer commutes, and the two layer waterproof liner is nice. The Arkel attachment system is easy to apply to most racks (I use a Tubus cargo), and solid once applied. They remove and replace on the rack quick and easily. The external "X" lashing system secures unwieldy loads in the exterior mesh pockets, and it cinches the internals nicely. The black interior could make low light searches for items in the bottom area difficult. Lid-top pockets are sized for any number of items. You can find many cheaper pannier options out there; but you won't find them at this level of quality, and made/sourced in North America. Serious tourists and regular commuters will appreciate the bomb-proof build of these. Our Canadian friends do a great job with these and I give them a 5 star rating on overall quality.

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