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ETA January. You can pre-order the Dry-Lites, orders will ship as first come first serve as soon as we have stock.
ETA January. You can pre-order the Dry-Lites, orders will ship as first come first serve as soon as we have stock.
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At 540 grams, these are the world's lightest waterproof saddle bags.
Position: Rear
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At 540gr, these are truly the ultimate waterproof light & fast touring saddle bags. Stand alone use, or combined with any trunk bag. Perfect match with Arkel's Tailrider.

Position: Rear

• 19 oz / 540 grams for the set!
• Featherweight 400 denier ripstop Nylon with TPU coating
• Volume for the set: 28 litres / 1708 
• Waterproof roll-top design
• Ultralight horizontal stays kept bags clear of the wheel

• Reflectors on all sides for safety
• Can be paired with any Trunk Bag
• Built-in handle or optional shoulder strap
• Rolls tight for easy storage
• Dimensions per bag: 14.5” X 11” X 5.5” / 37cm X 28cm X 14cm
• Compact rolled size 15” X 4” X 2”

NOTE: Arkel's Dry-Lites are built for lightness and performance. The lifetime warranty still applies, but wear and tear and resistance to impact is less than with Arkel's heavy-grade products.

Below: Dry-Lites paired with the Arkel Tailrider sold separately.

Pair the Dry-Lites with our TailRider Trunk Bag

" I had the pleasure of testing the Dry-Lites in the perfect setting. The French "Route des Grandes Alpes" from Nice to Albertville is the exact terrain and conditions these fully waterproof and featherweight bags were designed for.A full set of evening clothes, including light shoes, rain gear, warm jacket, tablet all fit in the Dry-Lites. The rest of the quick access stuff and the occasional bottle(s!) of wine, fit in the perfectly matching TailRider trunk bag. Coupling the TailRider with the Small Handlebar Bag to carry my SLR camera, was all I needed to ride the challenging route across the Alps. We stayed in small hotels along the way. On day loops, we left either the TailRider or the Dry-Lites at the hotel depending on weather. In short, the available volume combined with the feather weight of the Dry-Lites truly make them the Formula One of bike travel bags." Paul, Arkel Owner and long-time cycle tourist.

Arkel Owner Paul McKenzie cycle touring in France

Arkel Owner Paul McKenzie cycle touring ultralight - France 2013

Arkel Dry-Lites in Action

Arkel Dry-Lites in Action

9 customer reviews

Dry-Lites Waterproof Saddle Bags(Pair) reviews

Average rating
(based on 9 reviews)
  1. A great pannier for dirt / trail bike packing

    By Doug

    Finally found panniers that work great for off road touring. Not to big and dead simple mounting system free of rattles and movement. These things are tough was well. I got stuck on a trail a few miles of blackberries bushes overgrowing the trail. My legs got torn up pretty good but the bags came through unscathed.........was amazed. Great job Arkel!

  2. top product

    By harry

    I have used these bags for 4 years now and drove 8982 kilometer with the Drylites under different conditions in Spain,Austria,Slovenia,Italie,France,Germany etc.
    Some rain, lots of hot sunny weather etc.
    My ultralight bike fell now and then.
    I most of the time travel with a complet very light campingequipment with also cooking stuff on board.
    I put on top of the drybags an ultralight stuffsack and a steeringbag on my handlebar;that s all I need.
    I really have used them intensive but the bags are still in very good condition and waterproof!
    Topproduct ,highly reccomended!!

  3. Great product

    By howlinggrace

    If you are looking for lightweight, look no more, these are big enough for lighter touring, fairly waterproof and reasonably tough. They are not for those who take the kitchen sink, or ride through cactus, but with a bit of care and minimal gear, best choice in a pannier.

  4. Excellent for small and light trips

    By Vincent

    Use mine for commuting. I work at a grocery store and these are great for small grocery runs. Not seeing myself giving these up!

  5. Perfect for my needs

    By Terry

    I couldn't be happier with these. Light, waterproof and strong enough, I used them on the Dalton Highway, a good test. Paired them with a VO Constructeur Rear Rack which is minimalist yet strong as well. I prefer the black, though I can understand where others would like to see some bright colors. The best feature for me is the ability to roll them up into a tiny package for travel.

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