Lotus Pannier SH-409

Weight 1320
Capacity: 36.8Lts
Size: 43 x 36 x 20cm
Material: 600D Polyester 420D Nylon and 1000D Condura

Made in Taiwan, this is a nice set of bike panniers and should not cost more than NT1800 per set. Nothing compare to Ortlieb bike panniers but we liked the design. These panniers are rather spacious, it has front mesh pocket, side, rear and the main storage compartments. On the scale each pannier weighs around 720g and  both panniers holds around 36.8lts of gears. The material on the panniers are water resistance so you might need to waterproof your packing. 

The main compartment has a draw cord and the flap is stretchable for maximum storage. It  is secured with 2 adjustable buckles angled side ways.

The front mesh pocket has a draw cord and is ideal for quick storage such as towel or spare drinking bottle

The side compartment is spacious enough for maps or guide books

The rear compartment has a reflective 3M, nice for storing slippers or fuel bottles

on top of the pannier there are straps to tie down long items like tent pole

The pannier has a nylon strap handle. It has only a upper single quick locking system. The 2 side hooks are of stainless steel with rubber insulation. Both the hooks and quick locking system are adjustable to fit your bike rack. The lower locking is also adjustable and rotatable to fit the lower bike rack

If you are on a budget and you need a set of panniers, this something you might want to consider. It is not the best panniers but decent enough to use for short biking trips. These pannier and not design to hold heavy loads or rugged usage but it has sufficient space to hold camping gears. One tip, we always carry a spare foldable duff bag for our food and we tied it on top of the bike rack. This will allow more storage space for the panniers.
Large enough to fit in our dog

Lotus and Ortlieb panniers

This bike rack is from Topeak. This design has a rear extended frame which is ideal for touring use because using the Lotus panniers we noticed the weight of the pannier tends to bend inwards towards the rear wheel.  I would recommend bike rack of similar design if using the Lotus panniers.