Waterproof, Locking Pannier for Touring and Commuting
With their decades of experience in manufacturing tool cases, B&W has created the ideal hard sided pannier. This case easily snaps on and off of any standard rear rack. The lid is hinged and can be locked with a simple key. Inside the case there is a removable, washable, nylon-covered foam liner, which will protect your delicate cameras or electronic equipment. The rubberized carry handle lays flat when not in use and is comfortable even when fully loaded.
The mounting mechanism has a spring-loaded latch that will fit over both thin and thicker (1cm) tubular racks. The bottom 'butterfly' attachment point is rotated to lock down tightly against the racks lower tubes. The case is ambidexterous and can be mounted on either side. This auction is ONLY for ONE case, not a pair. If you are going to be doing extended touring, it is best to load your bike equally on both sides, to help keep it balanced. There is a comfortable carry handle once the case is removed, but no shoulder strap or additional mounting points for such a strap.
By virtue of the cases interlocking aluminum edge profile, it remains water tight, even in a torential downpour. There is no need for an extra rain cover. The case is not meant to be submersed and doesn't have a rubber seal to keep out pressurized water.
We sell safety reflectors for this case separately. These are polyester tapes with 3M reflective material that can be cut and stuck on various spots around the case. Black would be my choice, but we also sell them in orange and blue. Search for "Reflective self-sticking tape" or click this item link. The outside of the case is also protected by a rubber bumper strip that encircles both the lid and case.
Commuters can use this case to carry their laptops, cameras, clothes, lunch, picnic supplies. My 12" Apple PowerBook fits easily along one side of this box. Larger laptops will probably have to be fit across the diagonal inside the box, which measures 12.5" (32cm). If the width of your computer is less than this, it should fit. The liner is made of 1cm thick EVA high-density foam, like that used in the bottom of running shoes. It is hard to compress and gives great schock absorbtion, as well as covering the exposed screws/rivets. To protect the foam, it is enclosed in a sewn polyester jacket.
- Inside Case Dimensions without pad: 8x13x12.25" ( 34x20x31 cm) Length x Width x Depth
- Outside Case Dimensions : 15x10.8x14.5" ( 37.5x27.5x36 cm) Length x Width x Depth
- Packing Box size: 16x11x15" ( 39 x 27.5 x 37 cm) Length x Width x Depth, wt. 8 lbs.
- Net weight with padding: 5.2 lb (2.4 kg)
- Volume: 1220 cu. inches (20 Liters)
- Material: High-impact ABS Plastic, thermo formed with interlocking aluminum edge profile
- Spring-loaded quick-release system mounts to any rack
- Locking latch
- Rubberized carry handle
- Padded (1cm EVA foam) liner, removable
- User replacable hardware
Manufacture: B&W International Germany
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