Originally Posted by Maddaddy
This is my first set of Hepco Gobi cases and they are doing very well. They are wide, but I haven't had a single issue off road or on road. I did re-enforce the corners with some custom made Carbon Fiber protectors just to keep the corners from getting indented in a flop, although they can been "popped" back out should that happen.
I did drop the bike one time at a low moderate speed and the break away design did it's job. In comparison to the touratech aluminum panniers I've had in the past, they would have been bent and twisted.
I like the single key and that they have a built on handle so they are easy to transport off the bike.
Durability - 9
Capacity - 7
Astetics - 8
Veratility (capabilityto attach other stuff) - 8
Durability - 7
Capacity - 9
Astetics - 9
Veratility - 8
I think you've maybe missed a 'category' if we're comparing them like that; security. Delighted with all aspects of my Touratech panniers up to the point when some low life prised them open and stole £800 worth of tools and kit. The locks are poor and I would recommend either some kind of secondary attachment through the bottom of the clasps or a second latch bolted on. No feel for what others are like but I'd rate the Touratechs as a 4 without additional security.