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Good, but like other brand better.
on June 4, 2015
I returned this bag, because I just didn't like it and for the price I'd payed, I wanted something perfect.
I'm only taking 2 stars off, because the bag it self seems nice and roomy and good quality.
So what didn't I like about it? When I attached it to my bike, I saw that it sticks out several inches above the rack.
It looked ugly and it makes the rack basically unusable.
To replace it, I bought the Green Guru Dutchy Pannier. (I happen to be Dutch, but that was not the deciding factor.)
Not only do these bags not stick out above your bike rack, they are also more weather resistant and are much simpler to collapse down.
To collapse down the Banjo bags, you need to adjust two side straps, whereas the Green Guru bags collapse automatically when closing the front flap. A lot simpler! I also like it that the Green Guru bags hold their shape a lot better.
Both types of bags have nice clips to hook them to your bike, but I think the Green Guru ones look a bit sturdier and larger.
The Banjo bags have a ring that you can hook over a bottom part of your bike rack and the Green Guru bags have a hook. Both systems worked well with my bike.
The Green Guru bags are made from recycled banners and billboards, which means that you won't know what they will look like until you get them.
Mine are yellow and blue, with some white stars. I really like them. They don't look too flashy, which I was afraid of. If you prefer more conservative bags, then the plain black Banjo ones are more for you.