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Old 06-12-2009, 10:22 AM   #219
Wildman
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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.


SO

H&B
Durability - 9
Capacity - 7
Astetics - 8
Veratility (capabilityto attach other stuff) - 8

TT
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.
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