“There’s is a new generation of Adventure rider. Well-rounded dirt nutters strapping gear to a mid-sized chooky and going forth at a great pace, cartwheeling into the never never. And they require a new generation of throw-over panniers.” — Andy
Designed to service riders on ‘expeditions’, my original soft panniers were consistently being pushed way beyond what I had in mind for them. So, after five years of listening, two years of testing, refining and testing again; Avduro Pannierz were born.
There’s a reason the Expedition Pannierz are being pushed further than I intended, it’s because they’re easy to use, they’re practical and they’re bloody tough. As part of our react and refine philosophy here at Strapz HQ, where we’re constantly listening to feedback and improving our products, we celebrated the Expedition Pannierz’ 10th birthday with the Avduro makeover.
The Avduro Pannierz retain all the practicality of the Expedition throw-overs — the architecture doesn’t change — they just get even tougher. And to achieve this, I’ve added four carefully considered elements.
Tension-relieving double D-ring sets are added on the sides and across the back to reduce harsh movement dealt out by those relentless corrugations. A wider rear base strap and a low-profile ladder-lock fastener make the Avduros more crash friendly than the Expedition Pannierz, too.
The stitch pattern on the bottle pockets has been altered to allow belly straps to slide behind the contents of the pockets and a set of double-D rings have been added to the top of the rear of each bag to tension the bag closer to the bike.
If they’re that much tougher, you might be wondering why anyone would bother with the Expedition Pannierz? That’s easy — Expeditions are simpler to use. The added securing points of the Avduro Pannierz also means a bit more time between you and your first beer at the end of your day’s ride.
If you’re more of an adventure tourer than an outback escapee, you are probably best served by the Expedition Pannierz. But if you’re using hard-box frames then Avduro Pannierz are best suited to keep the bags sitting neater and more toward the vertical on the upright racks those leg-breaker hard boxes need. Either way, be sure to check out my Framez. After all, they’re made to fit my panniers exactly.
Most mobs fix the liners in their bags permanently, to me that makes no sense.
Liners that fit perfectly but are instantly removeable makes much more sense. I can whip the contents out of my bags, chuck 'em in my tent and bugger off to fetch a case of beer in a flash.
Oh, they make for a waterproof system too.
Many riders have other pursuits like canoeing, hiking and the like, they already have dry bags to use as liners.
My first set of Andyz lasted over 600 000kms. I replaced them and burnt a hole on the new set Andy repaired them and had them back to me in Sydney in less than 1 week. Great service, Thank you. Russ
G'day Andy, We've been busy beating the crap out of your kit for the past 7 month and have to say that your stuff is not just tough it's AFRICA tough! So much stuff has failed to take the abuse over here but your A Bagz, Expedition Pannierz and Avduro Pannierz have been holding it all together from the bottom of Africa now to the top!
I purchased these bags in 2012. Since then they have seen out two Teneres and thousands of off-road kilometres., numerous crashes and plenty of bad weather riding from mud, rain, dust extreme heat (Tenere Tragics 2016 ride ) . These bags will last my riding days out. If I needed another set these are what I would get.