Ooooooooh, my Nashbar Garment Pannier just came today. I was a little worried, as the reviews were kinda mixed (but skewing positive), but I was pretty impressed with the quality and the details upon opening it and checking it out. I also was worried about having room for all the extras, but it has plenty of extra pockets. It's not really going to allow for grocery runs, but I mainly bought to ferry suits back and forth to work so I don't have to take a day to Metro with a garment bag every so often. Also, in a year when my detail is over and I go back to a business-casual office, I can use this on the rare days I have to wear a suit, instead of driving in. Anyway, for $60, it seemed like too good of a deal to pass up. I'll get a better of idea of how it works in the real world tomorrow, but here it is:
Fits jackets/shirts/pants with wire hangers and has a hanger holder thingy, just like a real garment bag:
Despite being black, it's got reflective piping and two big reflective tags on the back:
Compared to my Novara commuter pannier:
I was worried about heel strikes, but it won't be an issue. Instead of being too close the pedals, it overhangs the end of my rack by a few inches. Seems solid on the bike though:
Spiffy! I love it when I come home and new bike stuff is waiting for me. Better than xmas.
I got a delivery from the UK today - new bibs from ProBikeKit. Looking forward to trying them out tomorrow. Seemed a good deal for $38.
Last edited by vvill; 01-30-2013 at 09:20 PM.
Cool - PBK has way, way too much of my money already. Love them and the customer service is great.
Originally Posted by vvill
Yeah they seem good value on sales and they actually carry good stock. This was my second order with them (of many, I'm sure). I also got a new Gatorskin for $35 or so.
Originally Posted by DaveK
New bibs are nice so far.
Just to update. I started this thread by giving a thumbs down to Princeton Tech's Push light. It pained me to do this, because P. Tech makes some of favorite headlights for backpacking and surf fishing. Well, on a whim I contacted them. They said send it in. With no receipt, and no questions asks, they sent me a new one in only two weeks.
It is back on bars, looking svelty, and happily shining away.
Hit: Princeton Tech customer service!!