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Waterproof bike panniers compared: Tempest Monsoon, Typhoon, LX, DLX

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Axiom Monsoon DLX bike saddle bags

Cycling in the rain? The designers at Axiom Performance Gear have got your back. And they’ve got your bags, too. The apt-named Tempest Series of waterproof bike panniers are expressly designed for cyclists like you: all-weather, all-season riders who aren’t afraid to get their tires wet.

Both the Tempest Monsoon and Tempest Typhoon panniers load easily with a wide-top opening and they close tight with a roll-down, waterproof closure. And each pannier comes in LX and DLX versions.

Vous pratiquez le vélo l’hiver? Les concepteurs vancouvérois d’Axiom Performance Gear s’occupent de vous… et aussi de vos sacoches! La série de sacoches imperméables Tempest est conçue spécialement pour les cyclistes qui roulent en tout temps, en toute saison, bref, qui n’ont pas froid aux yeux.

Que vous choisissiez les Tempest Monsoon ou les Tempest Typhoon, toutes deux se chargent facilement grâce à une grande ouverture imperméable qui se ferme en s’enroulant. De plus, chacun de ces modèles est offert dans la version LX et DLX. Lire encore en français >>

What’s the difference between the bike panniers?

The LX panniers are made with two waterproof materials: sturdy, coated tarpaulin and lightweight, durable polyester. The tarpaulin has a time-proven shape and feel, while the polyester adds extra suppleness and strength with 600-denier textile technology. Both materials are ultrasonically welded—not sewn—together to keep water out.

LX facts: A pair of 30-litre, 1800-gram Monsoon LX bags is $130. A pair of 40-litre, 2000-gram Typhoon LX bags is $150 (MSRP*).

 

Discover the LX features of the Axiom Tempest panniers  (2:21):

 

The DLX panniers are made with the durable and abrasion-resistant 600-denier polyester textile. The fabric is lighter and more supple than tarpaulin and shapes naturally into a slim profile. The bags have a slightly larger capacity than the LX bags, but the streamlined shape keeps them aerodynamic on the move and stable on the rack.

DLX facts: A pair of 35-litre, 1220-gram Monsoon DLX bags is $110, and a pair of 45-litre, 1360-gram Typhoon DLX bags is $130 (MSRP*).

Discover the DLX features of the Axiom Tempest pannier (2:21):

 

For more information about Axiom Tempest waterproof panniers and other Axiom bike bags and panniers visit axiomgear.com. Axiom Gear is is available at selected bike shops and bicycle sport dealers around the world.

Axiom Gear has been designing innovative Canada-tough cycling accessories and equipment since 1988. City, commuter, and travel gear includes pannier bags, racks, baskets, pumps, tools, and fenders. Every Axiom product comes with a lifetime guarantee.

*Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price, $CAD.

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