Bargain Starter Panniers at Lidl

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For anyone wanting to give cycle touring and camping a go, Lidl has brought back their budget panniers. https://www.lidl-ni.co.uk/en/special-offers.htm?articleId=13216 Coming in 4 different styles (depending what’s in store) and at a reduced price of £9.99 in the UK. My brother and I bought two pairs of the rolltop versions two years ago at £14.99 per pair.

 

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At this price there really is no reason not to try them. We chose the rolltop style as my brother had read they were essentially a direct copy of Ortiebs much more expensive (and probably much longer lasting) panniers

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I can’t comment on the three other styles here but ours feature one mesh side pocket, front zippered pocket and a sewn in internal nylon band to hold items separately. There is also a zip at the bottom with an attached rain cover.

 

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My only gripe would be that the parts that clip to the rack are plastic. They’ve worked fine for me so far although I would prefer metal ones. For the price though, I can’t complain. I might actually buy a few more pairs while they are this price. Hmm…

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