As one of the largest suppliers of dry bags, Lomo have plenty of experience when it comes to protecting your equipment. Their Dry Pannier doesn't disappoint: it's a very simple bag that will keep whatever you put in it dry. And it fits really easily to your bike too.
Made from marine-grade waterproof PVC, the Dry Pannier feels thick and durable. If you did have a small crash or drop the bag, it really isn't going to do it much damage. The PVC also means it's really easy to clean road grime off – a quick wipe brings the bag up like new. Considering these features, there's no reason to believe it shouldn't last for years.
The shape of the pannier is pretty standard. It will easily take clothes, shoes, a laptop (though be aware that the bag isn't padded) and anything else you want really. It's a decent size: 46cm high when closed, 32cm wide at the top, 24cm at the bottom, and 16cm deep, so you shouldn't struggle for space. There is only one main compartment, so you'd have to come up with your own way to keep things separate.
It's a roll-top bag, secured with clips on either side that attach to adjustable straps. This means the opening is big and items can be easily put in and removed.
When it comes to waterproofing, you have nothing to worry about really. The roll-top will stop the heaviest of rain from getting in, so no matter what the weather your belongings will remain dry and safe. The seams are 'radio frequency' (RF) welded, which means there are no stitch holes in the bag where water could enter.
The pannier has a carry handle and it's comfortable to hold. It also helps when mounting and removing the bag from the bike.
Two adjustable clips on the top of the bag can be moved left or right to fit your rack. These simply push onto the rack bars and clip into place. It also has a sideways clip on the lower portion of the bag to secure it against the rack leg lower down. Once on, it isn't going anywhere until you want it to. Lomo say it will fit most racks.
With its fluorescent fabric, the Dry Pannier has been designed to be seen. As well as providing good daytime visibility, the bag has reflective chevrons for night-time. These work really well; it really should be hard to miss this bag day or night.
So: safety, waterproofing, simplicity. At £29.99, I think this waterproof and durable pannier offers very good value.
A simple design that works well and should last a long time
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Make and model: Lomo Dry Pannier Bag Hi-Vis
Size tested: n/a
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
The Lomo Dry Pannier is for carrying items on your bike and keeping them secure and dry. The product is for cyclists who want to be seen.
Como say: "Our high visibility pannier dry bags are made from waterproof PVC material and are great for keeping your gear dry and getting yourself seen at the same time. These pannier bags fit onto the majority of pannier rails that can be fitted to your bike and are aimed at cyclists that wish to be seen more easily by other road users.
"The panniers are made from high visibility fluorescent yellow PVC material and have multiple retro reflective chevrons on the front, rear and side which reflect light back in the direction from which it originated. This means that car headlights are reflected back towards the driver and the bag appears to glow when gently illuminated. Unlike many other cycling panniers this model does not require a separate cover to keep your gear dry."
The bag works, it's very simple to use, and you certainly won't be missed.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Roll down top
Hi visibility yellow material
Marine grade waterproof PVC
Retro reflective panels
RF welded seams
Fits most pannier frames
Dimensions of pannier:-
Height 46cm (Closed)
Width 32cm (At top)
Width 24cm (At bottom)
Very well made; the material is thick and it will easily take a good few knocks.
The pannier is very watertight and it is extremely high vis.
Really good value for money.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
The panner works really well, carrying your belongings and keeping them dry, and it is highly visible.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
How well made the bag is.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Age: 34 Height: 158cms Weight: 61kg
I usually ride: Giant defy My best bike is:
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: A few times a week I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mountain biking