Our Dolphins are the most functional, durable, waterproof dry-bags on the market. The Dolphin 32 is the smaller version of the Dolphin 48, but with the same eye to quality and function - a toploader with sewn and taped seam technology that offers an Interloc® System that creates a watertight seal by folding the closures one over the other. Then it's roll, clip and go. An open access storage pouch that features small laser cut holes at the bottom for drainage - eliminating need to store wet items inside the bag, doing away with water build up and condensation. Superior accessibility and the best in dry-bag technology has finally arrived.
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Catrike Bike Overnight
I purchased these specifically for a Catrike 3 day bike trip. I was impressed with the amount of gear they will hold. I actually found myself wondering what I was missing because there was so much room left over. The end pockets are great for carrying extra water and snacks. The side pouches were great for easy access to clothing and snacks. These fit perfect on my Catrike rear rack.
I used the dolphin serie bags extensively and I believe they are the best on the market. I traveled by bike for a year from belgium to malaysia, and then went around New Zealand, going through every possible condition ranging from desert heat and sand to tropical thunder storms, and these bags are still going strong and are not leaking one drop. The hook system is by far the strongest on the market and I have seen many top end bags from the competition traveling the same roads (Ortlieb, vaude) with broken hooks or rails, despite not being as heavily loaded as the Arkels. This system is absolutely bombproof. I only had some very minor complaints regarding the design, more suggestions of things that could be improved than real problems, so I sent a short review to the guys at Arkel. Well, I don't know how big of an impact I had and I'm sure they figured most of it by themselves, but every single point have been adressed with this new generation. Awesome work guys!
I have been using these for more than 2 years for commuting in most weather. They are easy to use and completely waterproof. I love them! Only downside I find is that they are a little awkward to carry off the bike.
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I've had a pair of Dolphin 32 and Dolphin 48 bags and consider them the nicest set of bags I've ever owned. After using most of the other top brands on the market , I gravitated towards the Arkel bags because their mounting system is simple and secure. They are much more resistant to bouncing around on your rack, and I have yet to see them pop loose from the rack over many miles of dirt touring. In addition to the mounting system, the dry bag material keeps everything dry without the need for additional liners. These bags are very well thought out and constructed. Despite my desire to see a true roll-top enclosure, these are simply the best bags on the market for wet conditions, for people who love simplicity and durability, and for anybody needing a pannier to mount securely to a rack.
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