Originally Posted by dsauer
I'm looking for sturdy, waterproof, long lasting side cases that look BA. How often do you anticipate crashing? I have no such plans.
I have Pelicans, save some money and watch Ebay, I spent $65 for one and $70 for the other.
I use the Happy Trails Rack and mounting pucks.
When I have one of my unplannned crashes , the cases deform enough to pop off the rack. By now they look scratched, muddy, and generally abused, it keeps up the rough adventurer image when I stop at Starbucks
One thing to think about is when you open the Pelicans (side opening), stuff falls out, the aluminum boxes are typically top opening, so its a deep bucket where what you want is at the bottom underneath everything instead of on the ground easily found.