The GT-18BP is the Backpack version of the regular GT-18. Perfect for the bike and hike trip, for the evening stroll in the park or as airplane carry-on, the GT-18BP is an outstanding multi-use bag. Designed as front panniers to compliment our GT-54 for fully loaded touring, the GT-18’s Backpack exemplify Arkel's commitment to quality and functionality. The rectangular shape offers the most versatility in terms of lodging capacity. The exterior mesh pocket is great for stashing that rain jacket after a summer shower, and if you are just going across town instead of across the continent, you can also use the GT-18’s as rear panniers. As with the GT-54’s, the GT-18’s come with a fully waterproof integrated liner bag inside the main compartment.
The GT-18BP come as single unit (and not as a pair) so you can decide if you want 2 regular GT-18’s to form a pair, or one regular and one backpack or 2 backpacks. Talk about versatility!!
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2 customer reviews
A must for touring
This is, by far, the best thing I have bought for touring, especially the backpack model. In touring, I use them as front panniers. They are perfect to sort all the small things you need during the day (electronic stuff, raincoat, etc.) (I let my rear panniers close during the day and put all day stuff in front). I have one regular model and one backpack model. It is really handy to have a real backpack to use for a day trip in a touring trip. With the backpack model, you don’t need to carry an extra bag for all the days you just want to have a break in town. It is still a pannier, which means, I would use it for a long walk or to carry heavy things for a whole day (the back of the pannier is a bit hard...), but it is probably the best thing you can have in touring. And even if they are a touring model, I use them for commuting all year round. They are sturdy, nice and handy. Definitely a wonderful product.
Great pannier. Backpack useful.
Well made. Works great front or rear. Backpack is useful for hauling stuff to and from the bike.
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