When you plan to carry a lighter load the T-28 will carry the gear you need. The outer mesh panel provides a great place to store damp or wet items and you can open only one side at the time thanks to the dual sliders. Arkel's functionality is carried out with a multi-purpose outer pocket, top pocket and zippers that go all the way to the bottom. The Touring 28 was designed as a front pannier to begin with until we discovered the shape and size is perfectly suited for daily chores and light duties. Front or rear, sold as a pair.
Planning a long tour around Lake Superior, but need new front bags and hoped the T-28’s would work as well as the GT-54’s have for years. On a short 3 days - 2 nights, the bags performed as hoped! Thanks. Only problem was the increased over the years and having to buy the rain covers separately.
A customer from Truckee, CA USA on 7/1/09
Bought this bag for 7 day credit card tour across southern wisconsin. Quick release mounts worked great. No rattles,no slippage. Enough room for a weeks clothes, spare tubes and tire, a few tools and lunch/snacks each day.