Arkel Dry-Lites


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These are the ultimate in waterproof light & fast touring panniers. Use alone or combined with any trunk bag, they are a perfect match with Arkel's Tailrider. Features include a watertight roll-top design, reflectors on all sides for safety, built-in handle or optional shoulder strap. Roll tight for easy storage. Must be used as a pair - price and specs are per pair - rear only. Color: Black or Red. 


Weight: 521g / 18.37 oz (unit)

Volume: 28 liters / 1708.66 cu. in. (unit)

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Average rating: based on 11 reviews.

Survived Alaska


Reviewed By: Kerry OConnell on 3/25/23

Used as front panniers last year for a month across Canada and Alaska. very light ,very aero, very Waterproof. They are a bit slow to put on and take off. A few pockets might be useful.

Great light bags but not water proof


Reviewed By: Dan on 1/28/22

Purchased these bags for my 3 month cross country tour because of their light weight, to be used in conjunction with 2 Ortlieb paniers and handlebar bags. They met my expectations relative to light weight, easy to use, good simple and solid mounting system (although I left them on the bike all the time) but they were not waterproof (were not overfilled and topped well rolled shut) and I ended up using plastic bags as liners. During one particularly intense rainy day I had puddles under the liners I used. This issue was confirmed by a few other riders on the TA route who had used them in the past, hence I'm surprised at the ratings I've read above. Good value but with the caveat...

Lightweight and great capacity


Reviewed By: Michael Cottone on 5/9/21

I bought these for my On-One Bootzipper. Currently using for commuting and shopping. Also plan to use for bikepacking/touring. A seatpack is not a great option on my small frame bike, so the Dry-Lites provide a lightweight option at much more capacity than my 8-liter seatpack.

Arkel Dry-Lites


Reviewed By: Alice Charkes on 10/9/20

I bought these to have on my touring bike-about-town so I could stop and pick up things at a farm stand or a yard sale...but keep everything dry as I live in Vermont and precipitation happens! I love these little panniers, so expandable and so neat and tucked away when empty. A great purchase for exactly what I needed!

Excellent piece of gear


Reviewed By: MK on 6/18/20

I bought these before my first 2-night bikepacking trip and I'm very glad a did. They made packing so much less stressful knowing that I instantly had 28 liters of space to use. And they are a bit like Mary Poppins purse - they just can hold a lot of stuff! Things that I had edited out of my kit all of a sudden found space inside of these! Like other people have said, the attachment system needs work. I watched the video several times and still couldn't get it quite right. Some straps came undone at some point during my ride but everything was still attached pretty well so nothing bad happened. Very glad I bought these - great product at a great price! And the customer service from Cyclosource was excellent. First shipment had an issue and they replaced them very quickly.

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