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Basil Mara Water Resistant Double Pannier Bags

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Product Description

The Basil Mara water resistant double pannier bike bag is equally good for commuters with lots of gear or for touring. It's made from water-repellent 600D polyester which is foldable for easy storage. The bags are shut tight by buckles and have reflective stripes on the front and back for added visibility.

The stitched cut-outs for luggage carrier straps give you the option to carry the bags around when you park your bike.

Size options:
Mara - 26 litre, 35x12x31cm (LxWxH)
Mara XL - 35 litre, 34x34x13cm (LxWxH)
Mara XXL - 47 litre, 18x35x36 (LxWxH)


Basil Mara Water Resistant Double Pannier Bags Reviews

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Overall Rating:
3.4
out of 5
3.42
Build Quality
3.00
Performance
4
Value For Money
3.75

Customer Reviews (2)

3
Good budget option

While these aren't as nice as they manage to look in the product photo, for the price they are actually very good. There's no real structure to them so they flop a bit if not full, and if full the top may not cover all the opening of the bag reliably and could let some water in during a heavy downpour. That said a cheap waterproof cover will let you be double sure, and I don't think it's likely to be an issue unless you're riding for a long time in heavy rain. Waterproofing of the fabric seems to work quite well and I noticed drops sitting on the surface after a short ride in the rain the other day. I got the XL 35 litre and it holds a surprising amount! Main drawbacks are that it doesn't always seal very tight, the attachments to the sides are a bit fiddly velcro and not all that strong, and the main attachments are not really useable for a quick release. Not had any problems with the bag flapping about at the side, but would find a better fitting more reassuring. And I just empty them of anything valuable when parking my bike and leave a cheap lock fixed onto the rack so no one can just walk off with the bag. A couple of cheap click release luggage straps could probably be put through the loops to make it a bit more portable if so desired, All in all a very good option given how cheap and seemingly quite waterproof it is. Lacks a quality touch (which you expect for the price) and not suitable if you are going proper touring, but for a 12 mile cycle to work they seem to do the job nicely.

While these aren't as nice as they manage to look in the product photo, for the price they are actually very good. There's no real structure to them so they flop a bit if not full, and if full the top may not cover all the opening of the bag reliably and could let some water in during a heavy downpour. That said a cheap waterproof cover will let you be double sure, and I don't think it's likely to be an issue unless you're riding for a long time in heavy rain. Waterproofing of the fabric seems to work quite well and I noticed drops sitting on the surface after a short ride in the rain the other day. I got the XL 35 litre and it holds a surprising amount! Main drawbacks are that it doesn't always seal very tight, the attachments to the sides are a bit fiddly velcro and not all that strong, and the main attachments are not really useable for a quick release. Not had any problems with the bag flapping about at the side, but would find a better fitting more reassuring. And I just empty them of anything valuable when parking my bike and leave a cheap lock fixed onto the rack so no one can just walk off with the bag. A couple of cheap click release luggage straps could probably be put through the loops to make it a bit more portable if so desired, All in all a very good option given how cheap and seemingly quite waterproof it is. Lacks a quality touch (which you expect for the price) and not suitable if you are going proper touring, but for a 12 mile cycle to work they seem to do the job nicely.

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3.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 2.5/5
Performance: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
4
Basil mara

Great value,plenty of room for tools,clothing,computers and my butties for work!,only downside is bottom straps a bit fiddly to fit.

Great value,plenty of room for tools,clothing,computers and my butties for work!,only downside is bottom straps a bit fiddly to fit.

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3.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 3.5/5
Performance: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 3.5/5

Pannier Bags Guide

What are pannier bags?

Pannier bags hang from the sides of luggage racks and enable you to carry heavy loads with minimal fuss. A pannier either side evenly distributes weight and lowers the bike’s centre of gravity, although you can just use one for smaller loads.

Who needs pannier bags?

Panniers are great for commuting, as you can fit in everything you need – a change of clothes, shoes, lunch, laptop, files, etc. On a grander scale, panniers are the ideal accompaniment for touring adventures, as the equivalent of a suitcase.

What are the choices?

The pannier choice is vast, from attractive designs to classic colour schemes. Waterproofing is an obvious factor, to prevent soggy luggage. Panniers with straps mean you can easily transfer them from the bike and use as a bag and plenty of pockets or separate compartments make organisation a doddle.

What should I buy with them?

Panniers need a rack to hang from. If you’re hanging one at the front, you’ll need oversized bars. At the back, you’ll need eyelets in the frame for a rack or you can find quick release racks, although these carry less weight.

Anything else?

Panniers make a great alternative to backpacks when it comes to preventing back injuries.

See our Bike luggage guide for more.

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Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

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