Bag for panniers

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Bag for panniers

Postby Sweep » 13 Aug 2019, 11:23am

Anyone use/can recommend a light bag for carrying multiple panniers (up to 4) and bits of junk when wandering away from a parked bike into a pub or whatever?

Keeps stuff handily together, maybe discourages thieves.

Makes one look rather more together as you stagger to the bar.

Less chance of leaving stray bits.

Had considered this:

https://www.lomo.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000088 ... tml#SID=88

but have read some reports of a weak zip, not that I really need a zip.

Then found this from the ever resourceful Decathlon:

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/scd-50l-mes ... gKumPD_BwE

Alternative is certain shops' paid for shopping bags.

Was in a Mountain Warehouse a while ago and they seemed to have their instore large mesh bags priced up at something like £2 but then they couldn't find its 123 digit code on the system so couldn't sell me one.
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Re: Bag for panniers

Postby pwa » 13 Aug 2019, 11:28am

Do IKEA still do those giant bag-for-life things?

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Re: Bag for panniers

Postby Sweep » 13 Aug 2019, 11:34am

pwa wrote:Do IKEA still do those giant bag-for-life things?


you mean the funny shaped blue thing?

I have one.

May use that/get another.
edit:

I think you maybe mean this pwa.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-X-IKEA-FRA ... SwIXFahXw1

a solution methinks.
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Re: Bag for panniers

Postby horizon » 13 Aug 2019, 11:44am

I (like many others I suspect) used good old laundry bags for carrying panniers on the plane and at other times too. I found them the right size and shape. But although cheap, they're not strong. However, other firms seem to do much better, stronger bags in the same shape, size, style - I've even got one with bicycles printed on the outside (gift from children). So they are out there.

https://www.rexlondon.com/poppy-jumbo-b ... ll=catprod
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Re: Bag for panniers

Postby Sweep » 13 Aug 2019, 11:50am

horizon wrote:I (like many others I suspect) used good old laundry bags for carrying panniers on the plane and at other times too. I found them the right size and shape. But although cheap, they're not strong. However, other firms seem to do much better, stronger bags in the same shape, size, style - I've even got one with bicycles printed on the outside (gift from children). So they are out there.

Ah yes, had thought of those.
You mean the "plaid" chinese made bags often sold on markets and in pound shops?
If so possibly the most practical and cheapest solution.
The zips can be weak/crazily engineered considering the weight those bags are often going to carry but not necessarily an issue for the application.
Can possibly make one look like a vagrant, but then we are all vagrants are we not?
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Re: Bag for panniers

Postby simonhill » 13 Aug 2019, 12:45pm

The laundry bags seem ideal.

However Malaysian airlines have banned them for hold luggage. Presumably because not strong enough.

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Re: Bag for panniers

Postby Sweep » 13 Aug 2019, 12:48pm

simonhill wrote:The laundry bags seem ideal.

However Malaysian airlines have banned them for hold luggage. Presumably because not strong enough.

As a frequent traveller in those parts (I have the impression that you are) do you have a recommended solution simon for aggregating your panniers and bike clobber off the bike and when on the ground/up in the air?
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Re: Bag for panniers

Postby whoof » 13 Aug 2019, 1:00pm

Ikea also do a zipped version of the 71 litre bag.

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/frakta-tru ... -90149148/

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Re: Bag for panniers

Postby Sweep » 13 Aug 2019, 1:09pm

whoof wrote:Ikea also do a zipped version of the 71 litre bag.

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/frakta-tru ... -90149148/


That looks ideal whoof - thankyou.
Now to find it in my nearest Ikea - clues as to where to find it welcomed.
(Ikea also good for rechargeable batteries of course - been suggested by some - quite convincingly - that they are actually eneloops - also a nifty uber cheap AAA/AA charger with a USB lead that can be plugged into powerbaknks - they too take some finding)
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Re: Bag for panniers

Postby whoof » 13 Aug 2019, 1:56pm

Sweep wrote:
whoof wrote:Ikea also do a zipped version of the 71 litre bag.

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/frakta-tru ... -90149148/


That looks ideal whoof - thankyou.
Now to find it in my nearest Ikea - clues as to where to find it welcomed.
(Ikea also good for rechargeable batteries of course - been suggested by some - quite convincingly - that they are actually eneloops - also a nifty uber cheap AAA/AA charger with a USB lead that can be plugged into powerbaknks - they too take some finding)


Click at the bottom right and you can select a store and check stock levels, there are 376 in Bristol.

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Re: Bag for panniers

Postby ossie » 13 Aug 2019, 2:19pm

I've used the IKEA bags for collectively checking in three panniers and a tent etc when flying. The other pannier comes with me as hand luggage.

Really strong bag and folds up nicely as well.

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Re: Bag for panniers

Postby hamster » 13 Aug 2019, 2:32pm

Sweep wrote:Anyone use/can recommend a light bag for carrying multiple panniers (up to 4) and bits of junk when wandering away from a parked bike into a pub or whatever?

Keeps stuff handily together, maybe discourages thieves.


I leave all mine on the bike, making sure the dirty laundry is on top. Valuables stay in a barbag which does come off the bike. Now, granted I don't leave my bike unattended in city centres, but I think the risk is very low. Camping gear is a low-attraction thing to thieves who are usually addictz looking for something of high value to shift quickly. A Coleman stove and well-used slightly gamey sleeping bag are not one of them!

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Re: Bag for panniers

Postby Oldjohnw » 13 Aug 2019, 2:44pm

I sometimes use a chain lock such as you use for a back pack. No doubt easily severed but a bit of a hassle. And I take my handlebar bag with me.
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Re: Bag for panniers

Postby rualexander » 13 Aug 2019, 3:47pm

Been using these Hi Gear bags for flying with panniers and tent etc. for at least ten years, very useful, roll up very small and fit in a pannier pocket for cycling.
Good price at Go Outdoors just now.
https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15913096/h ... r-15913096

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Re: Bag for panniers

Postby Sweep » 13 Aug 2019, 6:02pm

rualexander wrote:Been using these Hi Gear bags for flying with panniers and tent etc. for at least ten years, very useful, roll up very small and fit in a pannier pocket for cycling.
Good price at Go Outdoors just now.
https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15913096/h ... r-15913096

Interesting.
Pretty tough I take it?
Or tough enough?
Are the zips decent?
Would rather use something without zips if they are poor.
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