Lidl 'hard bendy plastic' panniers

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Lidl 'hard bendy plastic' panniers

Postby Annoying Twit » 2 Oct 2016, 8:09am

Do Lidl still sell the hard bendy plastic panniers that they sold some years ago. I'm not sure how to describe them, but they were defintely waterproof, made from a thick, but still foldable, plastic. The tops didn't have lids, but folded over to cover the contents.

Anyone recognise my description? If so, do they still get sold?

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Re: Lidl 'hard bendy plastic' panniers

Postby Paulatic » 2 Oct 2016, 8:53am

These?
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Usually sold in the Sring I think.
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Re: Lidl 'hard bendy plastic' panniers

Postby Annoying Twit » 2 Oct 2016, 9:07am

Those might be a more modern version than what I have, but essentially the same thing. I think.

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Re: Lidl 'hard bendy plastic' panniers

Postby Wemmick » 2 Oct 2016, 8:34pm

Note that, though they bear a vague resemblance to Ortliebs, these are very definitely not waterproof. Unfortunately, the included raincovers do a very good job of collecting water thrown up by the rear wheel. However, for the price they're ok, as long as contents are protected by a waterproof inner bag.

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Re: Lidl 'hard bendy plastic' panniers

Postby Annoying Twit » 2 Oct 2016, 9:22pm

Wemmick wrote:Note that, though they bear a vague resemblance to Ortliebs, these are very definitely not waterproof. Unfortunately, the included raincovers do a very good job of collecting water thrown up by the rear wheel. However, for the price they're ok, as long as contents are protected by a waterproof inner bag.


I bought one years ago. It doesn't have an included rain cover. The material itself is fully waterproof. I've never noted any leakage. I guess that as Aldi and Lidl often do, they've varied the design of these with replacement items that aren't as good as they used to be.

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Re: Lidl 'hard bendy plastic' panniers

Postby Si » 3 Oct 2016, 5:01pm

Don't think mine ever let the rain in, however it was a bit too bendy and bent into the back wheel!

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Re: Lidl 'hard bendy plastic' panniers

Postby Wemmick » 3 Oct 2016, 9:38pm

Si wrote:...however it was a bit too bendy and bent into the back wheel!

Exactly the same thing happened with mine! Perhaps the design has changed over the years, but on the pair I bought two or three years ago, only the coloured parts (yellow in the above image) were waterproof. All the other panels leaked like a sieve.

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Re: Lidl 'hard bendy plastic' panniers

Postby bigjim » 4 Oct 2016, 7:38pm

I've found LIdl's returns policy to be pretty good if goods are unsatisfactory. I've a set of these in red that I bought a few years ago. Not used, still in original packaging. Must look to see if there or any covers in there. Where do they leak from?