Banjo Brothers Saddlebag Pannier Review

Banjo Brother's Saddlebag Pannier

Product:Banjo Brothers Saddlebag Panniers

SADDLEBAG PANNIERS – One-piece saddlebag design is easy-on and easy-off. It’s ideal for commuting or a weekend trip to a nearby bed and breakfast. The bags are low-profile, so they won’t slow you down. They also feature cinch straps on top to hold extra gear.
* 1500 cubic inch capacity
* Ripstop fabric with ballistic on the high-wear inside faces
* One piece design is great for commuters
* Single strap to attach or remove panniers
* 360 degree reflective accents


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KHS Xtreme

About Me:
I am 5’7″, 165-170 lbs. 35 yr old Male. I ride a Giant TCR for road, a K2 Lithium 4.0 for MTB, a KHS Urban Xtreme for my commute. I am bike commuter that travels 20 miles round trip. I’m also an avid cyclist that enjoys all sort of riding.

Testing Grounds: Mean Streets of LA and the San Gabriel River Trail.

Banjo Brother's Saddlebag Pannier

My experience:
I liked riding with these saddlebag panniers. They were Ideal for my commute. The amount of space was more than enough for what I carry to work. The panniers never got on the way nor did they unbalance my ride.

Banjo Brother's Saddlebag Pannier

What Rocks: I liked the looks and the slim profile. Being a commuter, I’m not too concerned with aerodynamics, but I liked that the panniers didn’t stick out like others do. The material of the panniers is very sturdy, never had an issue with the quality of the panniers. I also liked the reflective trim, an added bonus for those upcoming dark commutes.

Banjo Brother's Saddlebag Pannier

Bummer: Although the panniers are easy to carry, walking in the office with the two bags was somewhat inconvenient.

Banjo Brother's Saddlebag Pannier


My Two Cents: For $50 dollars, these panniers are a good investment. I highly recommend them to commuters that carry a change of clothes and other goodies. They are also useful for light errands and the occasional bike weekend get-away.

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0 thoughts on “Banjo Brothers Saddlebag Pannier Review”

  1. RL Policar says:

    Man I didn’t realize that they were so affordable. That has to be the most affordable panniers I’ve seen.

  2. […] Banjo Brothers saddlebag panniers. Awesome value at about 49 bucks. […]

  3. Bethany says:

    I bought these saddlebags based on this review and I couldn’t be happier. The price was the best I found anywhere for this kind of bag. They are super easy to get on and off the bike. I attached my own shoulder strap to it (if you do this my advice is to make your strap as short as possible and carry it over the shoulder, trying to go across your chest simulating a messenger bag does not work!) and it is easy to take them in and out of my office. Haven’t tested the water resistant factor quite yet. My only semi-complaint is that the straps used to attach across the rack are quite long so you must make certain to attach them (plastic clips are provided) to something so they don’t dangle into your spokes. Also of course you can’t quite fit stuff into them as easily as a grocery bag pannier, but I load them up with my clothes, books, lunch, and other items a girl can’t live without for a day and there is still plenty of room if I wanted to load myself up further!

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