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Our strongest and most durable side bag.
Pre order for late September delivery.
Constructed from a robust Hypalon rubber laminate, the Ultra Durable (UD) is designed for those adventures where you need absolute faith in your equipment.
The UD features a rigid, internal backbone that holds your belongings secure, keeping your ride smooth when the road is rough – or when there is no road at all.
Featuring high frequency welded seams and a roll-top design, the UD offers total protection from the elements, however extreme the conditions.
Keep your valuable items safe in all weathers with the UD’s essentials pocket.
Featuring a full 22 litres of storage space, the UD is the ultimate go-anywhere, do-anything pannier bag – ready to hit the road in pursuit of adventure.
The UD features an aluminium cam-action clamp that totally eliminates any annoying rattle, allowing you to focus on what’s important: having a great ride.
Constructed from a durable Hypalon rubber laminate for all-weather protection, the UD is designed for the rigours of the urban commute.
Whether it’s your daily commute or a weekend adventure, the UD’s rear light mounts and reflective strips help you stay visible.
22l Super Light
22l Ultra Durable
22 litres / 1350 cu. inches
Road / Gravel
High Frequency Welded
Ripstop Nylon & Hypalon
600 x 315 x 160mm / 23.6 x 12.5 x 6.3″
Over center alloy clamp
I bought the tail fin rack and pannier for commuting. It has been a workhorse that does its job perfectly. It fits exactly what I need, is essentially waterproof when closed, goes on and off the tailfin rack effortlessly, and so far has not shown any signs of wear. It really is amazing how I don’t even know it is there during my ride. Fits tight, doesn’t noticeably shift my weight. While it is a good size that you can stuff vertically to get more into it, it would be nice to have a slightly larger version. The only pannier that competes is the Ortlieb for durability, and they have larger versions. I understand that they are designed more for travel. I am debating getting a second one or getting an Aeropack. Overall very happy with my purchase and would buy again.
I'm currently on a five-day trip in North Carolina's Blueridge Mountains. I'm staying with friends, so I go for daily rides with my new Ritchey Outback gravel/travel bike--and every day I take along a few things such as rain gear, a snack or two, a spare tire and a few other items, in one pannier mounted to the T1. Most of the riding is on asphalt, but every day has seen rough gravel sections in the endless forests of this area. There is no sway or movement from the pannier. The way it locks onto the rack in the mornings when I take off is sheer incredible: Three seconds, tops. The Outback uses thru-axles, and mounting the rack to the bike is a 15-second affair (on two rides my friends shuttled me to a different starting point and I had to remove the rack temporarily). I also have a "normal" Ritchey BreakAway that I took to NZL this spring, with QR axles. I rented a campervan and did loop trips every day, and of course used my T1 and a pannier to take stuff along. In a week I'll be in Germany and I'm taking an extra T1 plus pannier set for GF. The initial plan is for a few overnighters from her home base. The cool thing is that the rack will fit on her bike, sight unseen. I'm in the planning stages for true bike packing trips in both Cuba and Chile where I will be carrying more stuff, obviously. I've used saddle bags and of course other panniers, but they pale in comparison to the stability of this system--plus you can fit it on virtually any bike, whether there are eyelets or proper braze-ons (impossible of course on carbon bikes). My bike touring experience includes crossing the US, riding from Alaska to the Panama Canal, and thousands and thousands of miles in Europe, East Asia, and the Americas. At age 63 I'm no longer all that excited about some of the pain that comes with self-supported touring, but the Tailfin system has rekindled the wish for more adventure (e.g. the planned Cuba and Chile trips). Once I have my Aeropack I'll be ready for anything.
Having read many reviews about the Tailfin I decided to bite the bullet and purchase a rack and two panniers. The products are very good, although very expensive. You wouldn't know they are on the bike except for the added weight when laden. There is no movement while cycling and are very easy to fix on and off. My only negative comment is that it was not made clear when I ordered them that they were out of stock and not only did I have to wait over a month for delivery (having paid for the product) but I also had to chase to find out why they had not been delivered. To be fair to James they did give me with a free axle to use on a different bike. I now love my Tailfin 🙂