Reviews Based on 792 reviews Write a review86%(680)13%(100)2%(12)0%(0)0%(0) D AeroPack X Rigid Seat Pack D.P. AeroPack X Rigid Seat PackHigh-quality product. Fast, easy, and intuitive assembly. Just what I needed. O AeroPack X Rigid Seat Pack O.(. Aeropack Alloy XIt's been a few weeks I use the Aeropack and it's what I needed. Instead of doing my 20 minutes commute with my backpack I can now chose the long way to work and do my training just before start working with all my stuff packed behind. One thing to improve is the glue you use for the little stickers down at the rack to protect the structure against scratches when mounting the side bags. They have already fallen. Luckily I have the alloy version so I don't care too much if there's a scratch. Maybe with the carbon version that would bother me a little bit more. Otherwise great product. L X Series Pannier Rack L.L. Great productExcellent product support and sales assistance. S AeroPack X Rigid Seat Pack S.O.O. Amazing productProduct very well finished Every piece is made with quality and fits perfectly. Nothing move inside the bag during my bicycle trip I’m really happy with it ! S AeroPack S Rigid Seat Pack S.M. Tailfin - The bestI used a prototype of Tailfin 4 years ago for a 2500 mile bike race across Route 66. It was great then, it is even better now. The Aeropack is a superior piece of kit to anything else I have used. Quick to install, easy to access, solid as a rock. D Carry Strap D.R. As expected from TailfinJust received two of the new straps, which are not cheap but are of the same high quality as that shown in all of the Tailfin year that I own. M AeroPack S Rigid Seat Pack M.C. Awesome bit of kitI commute 4-5 days a week around 40-50 mins and for the last few months have suffered from lower back pain which was aggravated by the weight in my rucksack. I needed to get the weight off me and onto my bike.I don't get on with under saddle bags as my legs tend to rub and I end up with holes in my shorts! Plus I don't like the way they can swing about. I was directed to Tailfin by a friend and had also seen reviews by others on Youtube.I went for the Aero Pack S as I liked the simplicity of the design. When it arrived I couldn't believe how light it was - the X version must float! Took me around 10 minutes to get it set up once I'd changed around spacers for my frame but now I can take it on and off in around 30 seconds. Everything is so well made and thought out - proper thought has been put into the design and craftsmanship.On my first ride I pretty much forgot I had it on the bike. No legs hitting the bag and more importantly, no back pain afterwards! The bag is super tough and totally waterproof. This was tested on its second day when I got caught in torrential rain - all my clothes stayed 100% dry. It also kept some of the road spray off my backside too!I had no hesitation in ordering the thru axle for my winter bike which arrived very quickly. It takes a bit of trial and error with the supplied spacers to ensure the carrier is clear of the rear derailleur, but you only have to do it once!Whilst it is certainly not the cheapest solution on the market it really is worth the extra money. Once you've nailed the packing it really is a fit and forget job. Thoroughly recommended! P SL22 Super Light Pannier Bag P.J. SL22 Super Light Pannier Bag E S Series | Rack & Bag Sets E.N. Great bag and rack!Loving it so far! Carbon Fiber is super light and looks so sleek. Iv begun to store my 4L water reservoir, 2 bottles, and an ice pack. I Bike with a trailer for my dog when she gets tired of running and runs through 3 times the water I do. Tailfin helps me beat the Texas heat! P AeroPack Trunk Top Bag P.S. Best kit I've bought in a long time, money very well spent!I had been looking for a long time for a pannier rack purely for panniers, to fit a disc brake bike and when I saw Tailfin I had to buy one. I bought the X series pannier rack and a pair of the Super Light bags, and quickly & easily, fitted it to my Kinesis GF Ti Disc bike (which has disc brakes but still uses a QR skewer). The pdf instructions that you can get sent a link to, are simple to follow I have been using this set up to commute to work, which is a 56.4-mile round trip, virtually every day (and still working in the pandemic), for a few months now (it’s on Strava, lol). I carry about 3.5kg (sometimes up to 6kg in eahc, if I need to take more kit & food, etc. into work) in each pannier (laptop in one, emergency training shoes & dry clothes in the other. No one to pick me up should the bike become un-rideable for whatever reason). I have to say, when the bags are balanced, I hardly notice they are there, the handling is brilliant, and I can throw the bike around almost as normal. I bought thru axle fittings so that I could use the rack on another disc bike (Trek Emonda ALR5) and then bought the AeroPack trunk top bag to use on its own when I am just out for a ride (to hold the emergency training shoes, etc.). The rack clips on and off each bike quickly and easily. All the bags clip on and off the rack easily, are very robust, have places to fit lights and hold lots of stuff! I have bought some more axle fittings to use with my summer carbon bikes while I still have to be careful out on the road due to the pandemic. I can now swap the rack between any of four bikes on a whim, without having to think about the effort involved, and finding the right spanners, etc. I think the Tailfin products are well made and well thought out kit, it is not cheap, but very much worth it. If you want good kit you have to pay for it! J X Series | Rack & Bag Sets J.G. rear rack and pannierssuper, light , easy to install, works great J AeroPack S Rigid Seat Pack J.B. Light and EasyThe AeroPack S is very light and very easy to install and remove. I love using this when my commute calls for a large pack. C AeroPack X Rigid Seat Pack C.Ø. Nice bag, but mixed feelingsAfter scouring the web plus several e-mails back and forth with the Tailfin staff I decided to buy an Aeropack X plus the seat post extender, third party pannier adapters and light mount. The bag is nice and confidence-inspiring, but I have quite a bit of mixed feelings overall.First, there is the buying experience. I'd rate that quite low. For some reason it is impossible to order things that are not in stock. This makes absolutely zero sense to me. Combined with the fact the accessories seem to be in stock only sporadically, and with re-stock deadlines missed repeatedly, it makes for a frustrating experience, continuously checking for stock. I also found the specifications on the homepage lacking (solved by e-mails). Related, I also found the shipping slow compared to competitors. The best part of the buying experience is the customer service, which is prompt, helpful and friendly.Second, the assembly process. I found the general instructions OK. However, this didn't remedy the fact that alignment of the threads in the metal frame and the corresponding holes in the fabric was quite poor. This made installing screws much harder than I anticipated. In the end I needed a second person stretching the fabric while I screwed in the various screws. Things didn't get better when I received the light mount, which had the further complication of being manufactured with the incorrect hole size. A bad thread didn't exactly help. Much cursing followed. In the end I had to drive a screw in from the inside of the bag to clear the bad thread. I also would like to see instruction for all parts be made available - e.g. third party adapters does not seem to have any instructions (however trivial it may be, it would still help). W.r.t. screws: Adding a smooth bore for the first couple of mm to each thread hole might allow the screws to slot into place, preventing cross-threading and easing assembly.Third, the size of the bag. The capacity is listed as 20 l. Let me just put it like this: Either a competitor known for their panniers is understating the volume of their bags or Tailfin is overstating theirs. There is no way I can cram the same amount of stuff in my Tailfin as in a standard 20 l pannier (I checked). Granted, the bag does soak up a lot of stuff, and the straps allows one to strap e.g. tents on the outside which is a nice addition. This is problem arises in part by the pack to seat post separation. I ride a size L Giant Revolt, which almost all the seat post visible and my saddle in a neutral fore/aft position. Even with the extended seat post adapter the front top of the bag hits the back part of the saddle, effectively preventing me from utilizing a lot of the supposed capacity. This is frustrating.The bag itself, once bought and assembled, is really nice. The process of installing on/removing it from the bike takes about two tries to get right, and from then it's very easy. Packing is made easy by the wide opening. Straps and buckles are well thought out and seem to be good quality. I might be a bit worried about the durability of the fabric, specifically the part rubbing my saddle, but time will tell. The ride quality is very, very good compared to panniers and a rack. Both regarding wagging and aerodynamics. I just wish that it sat further back, to allow using the full volume, and for easier (un)packing with the bag mounted on the bike.A bunch of the launch videos from Tailfin teased the release of anything cage-style cages being released. I would really like to see this product added to the line up. Having invested in this nice system, I would prefer not adding panniers, but the bag just isn't big enough for me, even with a handlebar roll and half-size frame bag.TLDR: Very nice bag, frustrating buying and assembly experience, capacity effectively smaller than hoped. Good ride quality. C SL22 Super Light Pannier Bag C.E. Good product, but customs not taken into account...Product (X Series Pannier Rack with Pannier Bags) is really very cool and fits well with my mountain bike and my road bicycle. However, the transport declaration is not professional: I noted in the command clearly that they should declare the value of goods, otherwise we will have problems with Swiss Customs (a friend of mine already had problems). Unfortunately Tailfin did not declare the values, and the parcel got stuck 2 weeks at Swiss customs... E X Series | Rack & Bag Sets E. Helping to Win at Social DistancingI did it, I finally invested in the highest-quality rack and pannier for my gravel bike (Cannondale Slate). As a biologist and endurance athlete, I saw great potential for lugging my essential field gear (wetsuit, mask, snorkel) and sustenance into and out of my remote work locations in a unique and satisfying commute, or to do some overnight bikepacking. The rack installed beautifully. Great engineering and aesthetics. Between the two panniers and the trunk bag, I have an enormous amount of volume for all of my supplies to work, eat, and sleep. In these dark days of covid-19, I think its important for cyclists to do their part to social distance and not just stop into country stores, bakeries, or other businesses on long rides (if they are even open). Tailfin provides a high-quality, performance-minded way to carry everything you might need...and still feel fast, sleek, and stylish. L AeroPack S Rigid Seat Pack L.S. Quality ProductVery impressed with the quality of this product. The design is well thought out and I can’t wait to put it to the test on an upcoming 3 day gravel/bikepacking race! S X Series | Rack & Bag Sets S.B. Great product, just what I was looking for!I’m impressed with the product. Easy to install and remove when needed. No sway, rock solid platform. C SL22 Super Light Pannier Bag C.A. Pannier system nice enough for my road bikeI cannot say enough positive things about this system. The assembly was straight forward and required a couple of Allen's (Ill admit that I used torque wrenches to really dial in the Nm... but wasn't a requirement!). Once the through-axle is in adding and removing the rack is very easy. Im leaving the axle on my gravel all the time but I've been swapping out the axle on my Endurace (two different thread configurations so I have one for each).It looks great on my Canyon Endurace - matching all carbon and black - but also on my Allied gravel bike. Im thinking it will mostly live on the gravel bike but I did pack the Canyon with it with 40+ beers from a brewery visit. Super cool to bike there and home with beer!When its not loaded up with beer (rumor you can put other things in the panniers too) I do not know its on the bike. Nothing rattles, nothing moves - the bike is as stiff and agile as it always is. I was surprised that under load I was able to get out of the saddle to get up a climb and the bike still felt pretty stable.Thank you for the amazing engineering -- M X Series | Rack & Bag Sets M.B. Tailfin rack and bagsI Installed the rack and bags on my Montague Paratrooper. The material and finish matches the bike perfectly and looks great. I can't wait to try it out on our next long ride. H X Series Pannier Rack H.C. Excellent & expensive productI love this rack. Pros: - It’s lightweight, even the aluminium version I bought. - It fits well on my Specialized Roubaix. The non-round seat post is no problem for the fixation - It’s on and of very fast. (And I do not often use the word « very ») - My Ortlieb backrollers sit tight on the « boosters » - Good packaging (no foam, few plastics, mostly cardboard)Cons: - It’s expensive (probably related to small production numbers and hope that will change)Neutral: - There is some assembly to be done by the customer, but if it helps to keep weight of the product down, modularity high and packaging small, it’s fine for me.I wish Tailfin a lot of success (so prices can come down)Henri V X Series | Rack & Bag Sets V.D. X Series | Rack & Bag Sets M X Series | Rack & Bag Sets M.W. Highly satisfied with my X ONE and Trunk BagI highly recommend my X ONE rack and trunk bag. I bought these together as a kit a few months ago and have been extremely satisfied. I went for the carbon version to fit my carbon frame and I am glad I did spend the extra cash. It is so incredibly light, which is hard to believe the first time you have it in your hands when unboxing. The finish of the carbon is very smooth and to protect your pannier bags from scratching the carbon, the Tailfin team has made sure to put foam pads on just the right spots of the rack legs. Once I had the rack assembled and mounted, it became clear to me that these products have been designed and constructed by serious cyclists for serious cyclists. Let's face it, the price tag of the carbon kit might not be for everyone but it is simply a lifetime investment which I recommend doing instead of going for the aluminum version. The assembly was very quick and easy. I had planned to use the through axle system on my cyclocross but since my bike has a unique through axle quick release system, this was not possible. However, this was not a problem at all because I could still go for option B: mounting the rack directly to my frame since Tailfin made sure to include everything I needed. About the trunk bag: I simply love it, it’s my first bicycle bag so I can’t really compare it to any other products but it has become my go-to-bag for my daily commutes and longer rides. The quick access zipper goes directly into the main compartment and allows me to get my raincoat out quickly whilst keeping everything else nicely packed and dry. You have to keep in mind that the front of the bag has a packing limit since it will tuck under your seat post. This has of course it’s cons but the pro is that the weight of the pack remains in full balance with the rest of the bike, at least it does so for mine. I stopped using a rear mudguard since the trunk bag keeps all water and dirt from hitting my back while riding in the rain. Remember, bad weather does not exist, only bad gear. The bag itself is very light yet durable just like the X ONE rack. The reflective stripes on the back of the bag enhance rear facing visibility and there are two ribbons that I use to keep my rear light mounted nice and snug. the bag is made out of a semi-matt black, rugged yet flexible material which simmers in a very dark purple when hit by sun light. An absolute delight to look at when fully packed. Mounting and un-mounting the bag is done in seconds and the front and back straps allow me to pack even more on top of the back in a nice and stable way. I plan on purchasing one or two Tailfin pannier bags in the next couple of months to finish my kit. So to come to a close here: To me, this rack and bag set feels like the perfect addition to my carbon cyclocross setup. It’s stable, practical and light weight design make it a must have kit to all other serious bicycle enthusiast out there. J X Series | Rack & Bag Sets J.L. Best choice for bike travelling with carbon frame bicycleBest solution for carbon frame bicycle if you need to carry paniers for long trip. I have been searching for solutions and I have it now. I haven’t really tried a field test yet. But it looks like this product will do the job. Thank you Nick! N SL22 Super Light Pannier Bag N.E. Good for long distance ridingI purchased one Tailfin SL22 Super Light Pannier Bag shortly before PBP 2019. Tailfin's racks were not available at the time for PBP, so I went with a Tubus Airy rack. The pannier is doing great on this rack - I particularly love the mounting system, easy to attach to the bike, snug, no rattling or swinging at all. You'll have confidence that you won't lease the pannier (something I've seen happening at PBP to one rider). I've put this bag through some serious bike commuting since (since I seem to like it now more than my heavy duty Ortlieb panniers). Because of COVID-19 and thus more totally self-supported long distance rides (Randonneuring 2.0 style), I just purchased a second SL22 Pannier Bag so I can carry more food and liquids on board for rides up to 300k to 400k). Works well, I almost forget that I am fully loaded when cruising (sometimes even going fast) on these long distance ride. D SL22 Super Light Pannier Bag D.K. Rack + sl panniers bagsVery good design and well made. Functions as advertised. When rack is taken off it lays flat for easy storage. Sl panniers are light but not flimsy. Can handle small to big loads. Happy with them.