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13,000 kms living out of the Xtremada soft panniers

13,000 kms living out of  the  Xtremada soft panniers

Decided to change the OEM panniers with Soft ones just before  12 000km+ planned trip in the Caucasus mountains to the east.  My choice was BUMOT Xtremada soft panniers  including   integrated rack-mount tool box  which keep all my tools over the trip , allow me to change a flat tire on the go, adjust the chain, change brake pads / etc .
I ended up doing more than 1000km off-road and Xtremadas never failed. I dropped the bike a few times, even on some rails in Armenia  - there was no any damages.
My only concern about “going soft” was how waterproof this solution is?
So, after 3 hours of pouring rain, not even the outside of the inner dry bags were wet!

I just love the 4 small pockets on the sides of the bags - your daily hydration, the oil for your oiler, some snacks are on arm lengths away!

My final test was a low-side with about 120 kmph a result of wet tarmac road. I was sure that have  lost my trusty luggage system, since it took most of the beating! But it was not! After 420 meters of sliding ( hello modern era, you could even track your falls on all the gadget you have on yourself :) ) there was just  cosmetic damage, pannier  racks safe the bike and there was no any damages ! It was a stress test, which the Xtremada passed and even exceed!
Great job, Bumot! 

Keep them coming :)

Sincerely in love with your products,

Dimitar Kambarev