I do quite a bit of bike touring and had several different brands of panniers. Ortlieb was my bag of choice when I decided to upgrade to the waterproof bags. If you ever are going to get serious, look at Ortlieb bags. These bike packer plus are the perfect size for your back rack. I have different bags for the front, but I've got friends who use two pairs of these for the front and back (extra space). They are super durable and I've never had any gear get wet, even in pretty bad rain storms. Having the pocket on the outside is great, and there is a mesh pocket on the inside to hold stuff too.
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