Aushiker wrote:and how do you find the material?
I think it'll be a little harder to clean than the "Classic" without the shiny wipe friendly surface.
I found the Macpac material lost its waterproof ability once it was dirty/dusty.
I've yet to read any similar complaints about the "Plus" so experience will have to teach me.
My Macpac panniers were mounted on "lowrider racks" (Blackburn from memory) and being so close to
the wheel/tyre of my Peugeot mountain-bike, I found the knobblies used to cover them in dirty water and debris.
I spent a year in rural Northern Ireland years ago and traveled extensively by bike. A lot of muck on the road there from
a cycling point of view.
This bag will be mounted higher and I now run mudguards so hopefully I'll stand a better chance of keeping it clean.
I wont have my bags mounted on my bike full time like the Peugeot as well which will help.
Hopefully I'll be a little more pedantic about keeping them clean now I'm a bit older and fussier.
The colour is a close enough match so I think they will work well enough together as to not offend anyone's sensibilities too much.
Moulton not doing a factory rear pannier, but a flat rack, I bought an Ortlieb 31 liter rack bag (yellow) which is the same coating as
the "Classic" front bags.
I'm awaiting delivery of the Rixen extender and computer/light mount fitting before I can see what the bar bag looks like mounted.
The shiny black lid of the classic didn't inspire me to put a camera in as I'm of the unproven belief that it would make the
interior of the bar-bag hotter than my Trangia (though when your gasping for a cuppa this appears not to be hard)