Reviewed By: A customer from Outer Banks, NC USA on 10/7/12
When I first received the Kargo Panniers, I was a little disappointed that they did not have the locking rack clamps described on the Arkel website, but instead just an open aluminum hook in addition to the bungee cord bottom fastner. Once mounted, however the bags were secure and I never had any fear that they would fall off during normal on-road riding. I used the bags for a solo inn-to-inn 350 mile trip around the Pamlico Sound and they worked great. They are lightweight (loaded with riding and off bike clothing for the week they only weighed about 16 pounds) but they are NOT waterproof. I always pack in zip lock bags, so the rainy day I experienced did not wet any of my stuff, but some water did accumulate in the bottom of the panniers. They did, however, dry very quickly.