Originally Posted by Joe Pichler
For the long distance trips Iím always using panniers.
The luggage is more protected then in soft bags.
You can lock them on the bike and also in your room.
If you are camping, you can use them as a seat.
Until you have no accident they are waterproof.
May I suggest you to use Pelican cases? They are waterproof before, during and after an accident. My bike was totaled years ago, but all in the cases had no damage! Including all my photo equipment that was installed in its own Pelican case.