Arkel Dry-Lites Waterproof Saddle Bags



At 540grams, these are the world's lightest waterproof saddle bags.

Position: Rear

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At 540gr, the Arkel Dry-Lites are truly the ultimate waterproof light & fast touring saddle bags. Stand alone use, or combined with any trunk bag. Perfect match with Arkel’s Tailrider.

  • Featherweight 19 oz / 540 grams for the set!
  • Volume for the set: 28 litres / 1708
  • Waterproof roll-top design
  • Ultralight horizontal stays kept bags clear of the wheel
  • Reflectors on all sides for safety
  • Can be paired with any Trunk Bag
  • Built-in handle or optional shoulder strap
  • Rolls tight for easy storage
  • Dimensions per bag: 14.5” X 11” X 5.5” / 37cm X 28cm X 14cm
  • Compact rolled size 15” X 4” X 2”

NOTE: Arkel’s Dry-Lites are built for lightness and performance. The lifetime warranty still applies, but wear and tear and resistance to impact is less than with Arkel’s heavy-grade products.

Arkel designs and builds the finest Bicycle Panniers for Bike Commuting, Mountain Biking, Bike Touring, or around-the-world Expeditions.

Arkel Dry-Lites 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 corner store more satisfying.

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Here’s a review of the Arkel Dry-Lites:

“I had the pleasure of testing the Arkel Dry-Lites in the perfect setting. The French “Route des Grandes Alpes” from Nice to Albertville is the exact terrain and conditions these fully waterproof and featherweight bags were designed for.A full set of evening clothes, including light shoes, rain gear, warm jacket, tablet all fit in the Dry-Lites. The rest of the quick access stuff and the occasional bottle(s!) of wine, fit in the perfectly matching TailRider trunk bag. Coupling the TailRider with the Small Handlebar Bag to carry my SLR camera, was all I needed to ride the challenging route across the Alps. We stayed in small hotels along the way. On day loops, we left either the TailRider or the Dry-Lites at the hotel depending on weather. In short, the available volume combined with the feather weight of the Dry-Lites truly make them the Formula One of bike travel bags.”

– Paul, Arkel Owner and long-time cycle tourist.