DIY Surplus Store Panniers
By Scot Hinckley
It’ll be a little while until I can save up for a set of Swift Industries panniers, so I thought I’d try my hand at doing a little DIY project. It’s all well and good since the touring season is pretty far behind us at this point and the nasty weather has taken over. I’ve actually had this idea in my head for awhile, but I got discouraged with the resources I found online; all the DIY panniers I’ve seen so far use a widely available bag from the surplus store that’s too heavy and too small. It’s great from a durability standpoint, but probably a little overkill. It took a little while to find the right one, but I think I’ve kinda struck gold.