Primarily built for mountain bikes with limited heel clearance, the XM-28’s bikepacking pannier offer the best of both worlds in terms of access. They are essentially top-loading panniers but have side-slicing two-way zippers that will allow you to get hold of smaller items lower down inside the bag. A skid plate on the lower portion of the bag protects it if you happen to ride too close to a curb. The X-shaped compression webbing will stabilize the content on those hectic downhill runs. The XM-28’s are at home both on paved roads as well as on the wickedest trails. It also comes with a fully waterproof zippered liner inside the main compartment for total peace of mind when riding the hurricane seasons. It’s up to you to test your limits!
Add another layer of waterproof protection, increase visibility, keep grime off your bags with an Arkel rain cover.
Arkel designs and builds the finest Bicycle Panniers for Bike Commuting, Mountain Biking, Bike Touring, or around-the-world Expeditions.
Arkel panniers are designed for cyclists, by cyclists, because there is no substitute for on the road experience.
Arkel have come a long way from their humble beginnings when, in 1988, Serge Vigeant set out to design the best bicycle pannier bag available to cyclists period! From the very first pair of touring panniers he made for himself to any touring, off road, randonneur series or commuter pannier you’ll find with the Arkel label today, one thing remains true, they care about your experience on the bike. They’ve always made and will continue to make panniers for cyclists like you; with the finest fabric (Cordura), the best zippers (YKK), the ultimate hook system (all aluminum Cam-Lock® system with no plastic parts to break) and flawless, practical designs that make your tour, commute or bike ride down to the local shop more satisfying.