One of our bestselling bags, the Arkel T-42 Classic Touring Pannier brings all the quality, durability and craftsmanship of Arkel’s expedition series to domestic travel and lighter touring. Perfectly suited for credit card jaunts, urban exploring and all-around commuter use, our T-42s feature an aluminum frame and full-length zippers to keep gear stable and accessible. For a weekend get away, B&B tour or the daily commute, the T-42s are workhorses that won’t quit. And for expedition riders who know just what they need on the road, the Arkel T-42 Classic Touring Panniers make great, affordable touring alternatives to our largest bags.
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.