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Customer reviews for Vaude Aqua Back Pannier Bag

Vaude Aqua Back Pannier Bag

Overall rating:
4.833 / 5
4.8
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5
(6 reviews) 6
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Rating breakdown 6 reviews
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6 out of 6(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Vaude Aqua Back Pannier Bag
Review 1 for Vaude Aqua Back Pannier Bag
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Elle104
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Female
It was bought:Online

Worth purchasing

PostedApril 13, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight
Far lighter than I was expecting, bags of room inside and a very easy release mechanism. Not tested in extended rainfall yet but I have no reason to think it won't live up. I chose these panniers because they clip closed on the sides and the top so are neatly sealed against the elements. There is a carry handle which can be rolled up inside or removed if you so wish. Not the most comfortable for carrying over your shoulders for any length of time but it'll be on the bike mostly so that's not a problem. Just to note: I was under the impression that the extra plastic clip on the back which is used to help stabilise the bag on the pannier rack was easily adjusted in situ but you need an allen key.
+3points
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Review 2 for Vaude Aqua Back Pannier Bag
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
BycyLin
Country:United Kingdom
Age:55-65
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Female
It was bought:Online

Really pleased with these panniers

PostedFebruary 23, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
In fact have bought a second set for my son, especially as they were on offer. Going to be great for our cycling holiday.
-1point
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Review 3 for Vaude Aqua Back Pannier Bag
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
originalfake
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Up there with the best panniers on the market

PostedFebruary 3, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Looks great
Cons: no outer pocket, could do with a little more reflective detailing
New to distance commuting by bike but not new to cycling, I've recently 'commuterised' my Tricross and these have been a very worthy addition.
In the past I have commuted with a rucksack and have paid the price due to poor ventilation, step forward these Vaude Aqua panniers.
Early observations are:
Very well made and robust
Completely waterproof
Highly adjustable
Roomy with good inner pocket
Overall I am really pleased with these panniers and would definitely recommend especially at the discounted price, why pay extra for Ortliebs when these are equally as good or dare I say it…even better!
+2points
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Review 4 for Vaude Aqua Back Pannier Bag
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
TandemTourer
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Simple, sturdy and well thought out panniers

PostedFebruary 1, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
Cons: Heavy
For people considering these it's likely they will also be looking at the Ortieb back roller. The two are very similar being a simple roll top design, 100% waterproof and sturdy German construction. But the Vaudes pack in a few more neat features that for me make them the better option.
Firstly the fastening design is much neater than Ortlieb as, once you've rolled the top down to suit the size of your cargo, the two side flaps fasten neatly down with buckles. A strap then passes over the top to keep everything tight and water out.
On the back the panniers have a stiff plastic plate with a highly adjustable hook that hold them onto your rack very securely. The clasps at the top of the pannier that they actually hang off are also very adjustable, easy to use and seem very strong.
The plastic plates do add to the weight (the Ortliebs don't have this) but in the context of a fully laden tourer this will be negligible and worthwhile to add to the robustness of the panniers for the duration of a long trip.
Inside there are two separate pockets that can be used to keep documents flat or to separate kit. Ortileb lacks any division within the main compartment.
We have used a set of 4 of these on our tandem for a total of 10 weeks of touring so far and they are good for many thousands of more km. Definitely worth considering particularly if on sale.
+5points
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Review 5 for Vaude Aqua Back Pannier Bag
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
BazP
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Commuting
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Excellent

PostedOctober 6, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
I recently bought one of these to replace a rack-pack which wasn't big enough for my needs. They're a great design, easy to get on and off the bike. They're waterproof, got caught in a deluge twice last week, I was soaked but my gear was dry.
The other unexpected bonus was the improvement in the handling of my bike with this on rather than the rack pack. Only paid £48 which was another bonus. Well pleased.
0points
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Review 6 for Vaude Aqua Back Pannier Bag
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Roberta
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Female
It was bought:Cardiff

easy to use

PostedSeptember 12, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Looks great
good looking, waterproof , easy to get on and off
good value for money
+1point
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