Best Overall Bike Pannier
Ortlieb Back Roller Classic
The Ortlieb Back Roller Classic
is the clear Editors' Choice award winner, with the highest overall performance of all the different bike panniers we tested. This is a touring specific model that is waterproof enough that we felt comfortable porting electronic items, like our precious laptop, to and from work. This system was the easiest one to install and remove from our bikes and remained securely attached to the rack no matter the terrain we used it on. The Ortlieb passed our capacity test with ample room to spare, making it a great choice for your next multi-day bike tour. We love the bright colors that it comes in and large reflector patches, making us feel safe on the road. There are also some less flashy options if you're concerned with a more professional appearance.
Best Bang for the Buck
Seattle Sports Titan
The Seattle Sports Titan
earned our Best Buy award for being a high performer while allowing us to get the greatest bang for our buck. This model excelled in all of our testing, performing similarly to our Editors' Choice Award winner, but at a third of the price. Our testers felt safe on the road with the large, well-placed reflector patches, and it kept our contents dry during our waterproof testing. This model also comes with an outer pocket for easy access to items like keys, phone and snacks. Seattle Sports produces a quality product that is durable as well as secure and easy to install. We loved the Titan for its versatility on the road and