Originally Posted by springfish
It seems to me, though I've been wrong before, that buying panniers without strap points is the same as buying an Hummer to drive around the city. What's the point? Any REAL adventure riding requiring panniers certainly requires lashing equipment to the top of them.
Panniers without strap points are merely fashion accessories. Period.
People buy panniers just for touring too, not just adventure riding. The Jesse's have so much capacity compared to factory bags, a lot of tourers find them plenty big enough for their stuff.