Bike pannier newb question

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  1. Taylor_25

    Taylor_25 Chimp

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    Hi everyone, I've been registered for a while, yet did not need to post anything until now. I was about to buy a bike pannier for myself, and have never thought that it will be that hard to pick just 1. I mean, 1 option, I know that they are sold in pairs lol
    I know that Thule is a brand with good name and good reputation, yet their prices are higher for the majority of stuff, including panniers. So I found a less expensive alternative on Amazon, but I am not sure, whether it is a good idea to save, and the difference in price with Thule is really worth it. Here are 2 options I was considering:
    Thule Pack'n Pedal Shield Pannier ($150)
    Overboard Waterproof Classic Pannier ($60 on Amazon)
    Any thoughts on this?
    Thanks,
    Taylor
     
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  2. rideit

    rideit Bob the Builder

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  3. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    I like my Ortliebs. Had the smaller City size and now rock the full size ones in high viz yellow retroreflective fabric, because that's how I roll.
     
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  4. Taylor_25

    Taylor_25 Chimp

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    Okay, thanks for replying J
    I will check out Ortliebs as well...
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    No idea, but I do know for bike-packing you want either no panniers or as low-profile as you can find, as they tend to get in the way big-time when pushing your bike.
     
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    I think Overboard Waterproof is better. I use blackburn wayside pannier