You can take it with you after all courtesy of the Blackburn EX Single Deluxe Pannier. Constructed from heavy duty 250 denier fabric, it's built to last and with the convenient, tool-free KLICKfix attachment system plus shoulder strap you'll be good to go when you're off the bike as well.
KLICKfix quick release attachment system provides easy installation and removal from rack
Heavy duty 250 Denier fabric is plenty durable and water resistant
Main compartment provides plenty of storage space
Also features a waterproof, zippered pocket
Reflective piping and attachment point for rear flasher provides added visibility
Shoulder strap included
Blackburn EX Single Deluxe Pannier
14" x 14" x 4"
NUMBER OF POCKETS:
Main compartment with removable liner; waterproof, zippered front pocket
Comments about Blackburn EX Single Deluxe Pannier:
The nylon material is very well constructed. Heavy fabric, quality stitching. Should prove durable. Easy mounting system: the lower hook slides on a track and you can tighten it with a Phillips. Upper outer hooks also slide and adjust on a track. Mine came with a removable nylon liner that has a draw sting, velcros in place. Shoulder strap with ample pad for loaded bag. The front pocket is large and has a quality zipper and seal. I would totally put my phone and valuables in here if I was out in the wet. The top cover doesn't fit exactly to the corners of the bag, but that might change with some use: it's still stiff from packaging/shipping etc. Mounts high on the rack, so no problems with my big feet hitting the bag, even when loaded.
Now for the odd part. The pannier is very tall and thin. The front and rear sides(walls) are reinforced with interior plastic sheets I'm assuming (but not the sides) so it makes the bag stiff and heavy. And with the reinforced front but not sides, it's kind of silly, unless you're trying to compress something. It has a carry strap, but no flap that covers the mounting brackets on the back. A gallon of milk won't really fit in the bag, but two 1/2 gallons will. I have empirical evidence that a case (24) of 12oz beers will slide right into the bag, as it's width is roughly one beer can.
Would I buy them again? Probably not. I like the bags that expand outward from the rack, so bags of chips, gallons of milk, soft sandwich bread/rolls/buns (basically anything taller than a 12oz can on its side) will not easily fit, and may be compressed by that sewn-in front plate.
Would be good for transporting laptop computers, books, binders, wine/liquor bottles, loaves of French bread, or anything else tall and narrow.