Giant Loop announces RTW Panniers
Friday, April 08, 2016
Posted by: Wes Fleming
Adventure proof packing systems and gear company Giant Loop has introduced the new 2016 Round The World PanniersTM, which combine rack-mounted convenience with the benefits of soft luggage for long haul adventure motorcycle travelers. Designed specifically to mount to most side luggage rack systems using the manufacturers mounting hardware (not included), the Round The World Panniers offer waterproof, lightweight, super stable performance using materials and construction that withstand the demands of off-road riding.
Round The World (RTW) Panniers deliver 90+ liters of packable volume and weigh just 13 pounds total for the pair (about half the weight of typical aluminum pannier sets). A top-loading design, the main compartment rolls closed to seal out dust and water. The top can be extended to maximize gear capacity beyond 45 liters on each side. Rugged HDPE internal frame sheets (one each side) accept a variety of mounting hardware options, making them compatible with virtually any hard luggage side rack mounting system with flat, vertical, hoop-style designs. Examples include Touratech, Happy Trails, SW Motech, Hepko & Becker and many others. For racks that are not flat and vertical, many manufacturers, such as Jesse Luggage Systems, offer adapter plates, which make them suitable for mounting the RTW Panniers.
Additional gear can be secured to the outside of the RTW Panniers by using the twin compression wings. Two 5-liter pockets (one roll-top, one open top with draw cord) on each side provide quick access to essentials, such as tools, inner tubes, spare fuel, food and water. Includes two waterproof inner liner Dry Pods, enabling riders to leave the RTW Panniers mounted on their motorcycles and easily carry gear to a campsite or hotel. Reflective accents on the RTW Panniers enhance visibility.
While many twin-cylinder adventure touring motorcycles are equipped with hard luggage and racks, Round The World Panniers allow riders to easily swap for soft luggage, which is better suited to rigorous off-road exploration. Benefits of Giant Loop's "go light, go fast, go far" soft luggage solutions include: Lighter weight. Rugged yet flexible construction, making them better able to absorb impacts without permanent deformation or damage. More forgiving if rider is hit with luggage during a fall. More streamlined to compliment motorcycles' elegant visual lines.
Competitively priced at $675 MSRP for the pair, Giant Loop's Round The World Panniers (GL part number RTW16) offer maximum value for weight savings, durability and functional utility for overland motorcycle travel. Made in USA, Round The World Panniers offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty against defects for the original purchaser.