Arkel GT-18 Grand Touring Front (Pair) - Red

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Designed as front panniers to compliment the GT-54s, the GT-18s exemplify Arkel's commitment to quality and functionality. The rectangular shape offers the most versatility in terms of capacity. The exterior mesh pocket is great for stashing that rain jacket after a summer shower, and if you are just going across town instead of across the continent, you can also use the GT-18s as rear panniers. The GT-18s come with a fully waterproof integrated liner bag inside the main compartment. Sold as a pair.


Height: 16"/ 41cm

Width: 11"/ 28cm Depth: 8"/ 20cm

Volume (Pair): 36l

Weight (Pair): 2.1lbs/ 0.95kg

Color: Red

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Average rating: based on 7 reviews.

hook loop needed


Reviewed By: Doug Kirk on 8/1/16

If you are using this fine bag with the Tubus Tara front rack you will need the hook loop which you can find with the rack. This should be noted in the description of the pannier!

GT 18 Panniers


Reviewed By: Jim on 6/8/11

I have Ortleib front panniers and also these Arkels. One thing the Ortleib panniers have that is not present in the Arkel bags is a plastic bumper at the bottom to protect the bags from damage from curbs, etc. Once on a tour I hit a high curb with the Ortleibs and it did no damage except scratch the plastic bumper. I am not sure what would have happened to the Arkels. Supposedly the fabric is tough, perhaps tough enough to take curbs. I would be more comfortable if the bags did come with a hard plastic bumper for scrapes.

Arkel GT-18


Reviewed By: Robert Bruttell on 5/5/11

In the end I thought this pannier was too busy, too many parts, too many compartments. The separate waterproofing was a good idea but then I prefer that the whole enclosure be waterproof. Whoever deigned it was thoughtful and it might be five stars to someone else. Finally I made a mistake thinking that this pair of smaller panniers would be sufficient for 4 day rides. I learned that you have to take about as much and the stuff that's bulky is the same for short or long.

Good bags


Reviewed By: A customer from Florida on 6/23/10

Just came back from Red Rock Ramble using these bags as rear panniers. They have a lot of room, are rock solid on the rack, mount and dismount in seconds. The zippers wrap around like a suitcase so they are easy to pack and it is easy to find stuff. For me much better than stuffing everything in from the top. They have not been out in the rain yet so I don't know how that will work but they have an integrated dry bag inside the large compartment.

GT-18 panniers


Reviewed By: A customer from New London, CT USA on 12/4/09

Best panniers I've used to date. Easy on and off and nice handles for carrying. Stays put even over big bumps. Works well on the rear rack. Had some concern over the price, but after using them, no regrets.

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