Sweep wrote: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?
I don't think I have ever removed my luggage when leaving the bike, unless I am staying the night or getting a train, etc. It could be said that a couple of grubby Super Cs make the bike less appealing. I do remove anything valuable, eg my tablet that I keep in the rear pocket, but that's all. I carry a small nylon backpack (2 bits of string and a nylon bag) to carry any stuff with me.
When flying, I usually use Emirates and they accept multi pieces of luggage so each pannier is checked in separately. If the airline (usually budget) goes by "piece" then I usea luggage strap or poly sheet and tape to make 2 into 1.
The info re Malaysian was a bit lighthearted, but meant to point out that those laundry bags aren't very substantial and could easily be torn, etc. If putting stuff in them, I think I would want to tie it all together.
The Ikea bags have been recommended for carrying Bromptons so I think they may be more robust.
Did you read the reviews on the Go website for those Hi Gear bags - not very good.