If you’re a keen cyclist, you’re likely only too aware of the problems of porting around your essentials whilst on the road. Backpacks are not the most functional when on two wheels so you need an alternative solution. We’ve seen few better options than this ace-looking Mini Panniers from the guys at Tailfin. They are available in two different sizes – namely, 5L and 10L – and you can choose the one that best fits in with the amount of gear you typically port about during your two-wheeled adventures.
Prices start at £60 for the 5L iteration and £80 for the 10L so you don’t have to break the bank to get your hands on this mighty versatile Tailfin Mini Panniers. They are robust and no-nonsense in the extreme and will stand up to whatever you can throw at them – whether this be during your urban adventures or out in the wild. Built around an entirely new X Clamp mechanism which is purpose-built to bring the ultimate clamping power, the 5 and 10 litre pack sizes deliver just the right amount of load capacity and performance for fast and light adventures.
It goes without saying that full size pannier bags can be cumbersome and often lead to you packing more gear than you maybe need to. The 5 litre and 10 litre capacities of the SL5 and SL10 Mini Panniers from Tailfin are ideally suited for carrying your bikepacking kit and no unnecessary extras which will just weigh you down and likely stay untouched the whole trip. The vice-like locking jaws take singletrack in its stride, eliminating any rattle and shrugging off even the rowdiest trail.
These superb looking Tailfin Mini Panniers (from £60) allow you to treat it like a dry bag for the most minimal setup or add the included T Hook side compression straps in order to keep volume to a minimum. The rapid, single handed attachment and release puts other pannier bag systems in the shade and ensures that this one offers more functionality, versatility and ease of use than any other type of carry that you can use whilst out on your bike.
The hardware and soft goods on these panniers are flawlessly integrated and each has been precision engineered with CNC machined 6061-T6 aluminium parts that combine with high end Hypalon and ripstop Nylon in one seamless union and provide an unparalleled performance wherever your adventures take you. It is 100% waterproof and boasts high frequency welded seams and a roll-top design which makes these Tailfin Mini Panniers capable of offering total protection from the elements. Now, on your bike.