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Coming real soon Avduro II, all the good bits of the LEs in black
Avduro LE - Right and Left Pannier bags.
Avduro LE Package - Right and Left Pannier bags, one Red Liner and one Blue Liner
Made in Australia to the highest standards, meeting Military specs, CS12 T/S (tear stop) is 100% Corespun. This ensures that the fabric is suitable for any situation where great strength is required.
Tear Resistance: WARP – 250N, (AS 2001.2.10) and WEFT – 190N via a polyester ripstop thread
Breaking Force: WARP – 3200N, (AS 2001.2.3) and WEFT – 2870N
Hydrostatic Head: 800mm min, (AS 2001.2.17)
Unlike coated fabrics after weaving the thread into cloth our supplier immerses it in their chemical formula and then squeeze it through the actual threads deep into the fabric. This makes it waterproof and breathable. Specially treated to resist mold and mildew.
A traditional canvas thread comprises of a blend of fibres which can be all cotton or a mixture of polyester and cotton or just polyester which are grouped and spun together to create a single thread, which is then woven into a canvas. Corespun canvas is a much more complex process. Each thread consists of a strong centre core of polyester, which is then tightly entwined in a 100% cotton outer layer. This creates a very strong dense fabric that is considerably lighter and stronger, which achieves the better performance than a much heavier traditional canvas otherwise would. Some companies are known to just put a corespun thread in the tears top lines and call it a corespun fabric whereas a true corespun is where all the threads including the tear stop one are corespun . Defence Forces usually only specify the 100% corespun fabrics because of the strength and performance capabilities of these fabrics .
Whilst on my latest adventure up through Dangalli I managed to hit an Emu at about 80 or so Ks. After eventually stopping and checking for damage, I didn't really notice too much and hence continued the ride. Later whilst looking at the bike I noticed the LH bag was hanging a bit off square and upon checking found one of the D Rings broken on the Front LH bag mount. I didn't really think about this too much, just tied it up with a zip tie and moved on. However it was later when getting my gear from the bag that I found my 2 cans of soup with bottoms blown out, 1 jar of coffee, 1 plastic coffee cup, my 4 weetbix and small milk in another plastic container and 1 container of fruit absolutely obliterated "What a mess in the dry bag"!! all my food and gear trashed in one hit. I would never have thought it possible given the only damage externally was a broken D Ring on the top LH front of the bag. I knew these bags were reasonably tough given the dusty and wet conditions these bags have experienced but this gave me a whole new respect for not only their toughness and reliability but the design and construction as well. Well done Andy top product with an affordable price tag. Hey Rob, close shave. They're fixed and ready for the next Emu (or Cow). Andy
I can now vouch that the Avduro limited edition panniers are Cow Proof! On our 7000km Cape York/Gulf/Corner Country (and back to Gippsland) in July I hit a cow - a full grown Brahman cow ran at full tilt out of the bushes. Somehow I managed to stay upright as I speared through the gutters, sand, trees and back onto the road and be uninjured (but the cow was knocked down and spun 180 then limped away). We "met" at about 60-80kmh and it bent the crash bars plus holed my radiator (stupid KTM design flaw - mounting the shrouds to the radiator!)). The cow’s shoulder basically hit the front of the crash bars and as we glanced off each other, the cow’s rump also hit and dragged on the front of the right hand pannier which took a lot of the load. This broke the two front strap attachment points of the pannier – but all the rest of the straps held and it was still so secure that during the disassembly of the bike, we didn't even notice the pannier was damaged because it was still held in place by the remainder. I only noticed the loose straps that night, 200km later. Good redundancy and a solid product! I can't fault these bags - dry (after many deep river crossings), dustproof(after about 5500 of dirt and a hell of a lot of dusty overtakes on 4WDs) and secure (after 5500 of corrugations and a cow), plus they are so easy to use. Tip1: I used some Flat Strapz horizontally around the panniers (a pair on each pannier, 1.0 and 1.25m) so that when the bag wasn't full, they held the stuff closer in and the bike wasn't as wide Tip2: If you want a way to provide security from theft, try the Mini Python cable (1.8mX5mm), Master Brand from Bunnings. $27 Thanks heaps Andy for great products and heaps of good advice. Rob
I recently bought a set of limited edition Avduro Panniers for my 2010 BMW R1200GS. I had previously owned a set of Expedition Panniers, which I used on a DR650. Loved these as they held lots of gear and a pouch for a water bottle in each. I bought the Avduro Panniers as they have 2 pockets in each, and I found the rear pockets to be perfect for carrying my Jetboil water heater. I used 20litre plastic Jerry cans in my Expedition Panniers, but found them restrictive in what I can fit into the Avduro Panniers, so didn’t use them. The Avduros also have an outside pocket, which is handy for carrying flattish items. I carry a flat packed first aid kit in one. They weigh about 1.1kg each, compared with the 6kg plus each of the plastic BMW Vario Panniers saving over 10kg overall. Also a big advantage is that the bags load from the top so that every space can be utilised. The roll top is very effective. I have travelled to the Sunshine Coast recently and found the bags very effective and practical. It rained heavily whilst in Queensland and the Panniers did take in a little moisture, but I had not got around to seasoning the stitching by soaking and drying a few times as is recommended. Attachment was by more than enough straps, to attach to the Andy Strapz pannier racks which I was lucky enough to buy second hand. The bags didn’t move over 4000kms. No sign of rubbing either. I did however spend a lot of time in the garage fitting the bags properly as per Andy’s written instructions. In conclusion I am very happy with the Avduro Limited Edition Pannierz (mine is #25)