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Price: $198.99

Vaude Karakorum Pannier/Rack-Top/Backpack

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Mega pannier and backpack all in one!

This multifunctional rear pannier combination lends flexibility to any bike tour. Whether packing for a lengthy bike tour or loading a lot of stuff for a short trip the Karakorum offers you a plethora of choices. Stout construction and impeccable styling make this a favorite of many bike travelers.

The top portion converts to a backpack and features a simple back pad and shoulder straps. The side panniers can also individually be attached to the rear rack for as lighter, smaller configuration. The hardback backplate contributes a high degree of stability to the panniers. They are asymmetrically constructed for heel clearance, lightweight and durable. The panniers use Vaude's QMR attachment system, a top quality, technically advanced attachment system that can be quickly mounted and removed. 2 patch pockets and a zip outside pocket carry any items that you want readily available. Integrated reflective elements help keep you visible.

When touring in wild places like Patagonia, Scotland or Florida, it is nice to have a bike pannier that can do it all. With so many options this pannier will have a configuration for every occasion.

Combine the Karakorum with a set of front panniers for some serious cargo capacity!

  • Includes full coverage rain cover
  • Two patch pockets
  • QMR attachment system
  • Hardback back plate
  • Zip outside pocket
  • Top part also usable at backpack
  • Reflective elements
  • Dimensions: 22.4" x 13.5" (17.7" stretched) x 6.2" (H x W x D)
  • Volume: 3417 cu. in.
  • Weight: 76.2 oz
  • Fabric: 300 D Honeycomb Polyester PU coated, 600 D Polyester PU coated

All Vaude items are warrantied against defects in material and workmanship for 3 years from the date of purchase.

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30 Nov 2014
Daniel Q says...
I bought the Karakorum to use for a bike tour in Eastern Europe. We rode EuroVelo 6 from Passau, Germany, to Budapest, Hungary in late October. The panniers and backpack worked quite well. As we spent about 1/3 of our time sightseeing in the cities along the way, I wanted to use the backpack for intra-city rides and sightseeing. It worked quite well for that purpose. The elastic ties on the pack worked also well for securing our helmets to the pack while off the bikes, as well as for securing outerwear as the days warmed up. The elastic ties also worked fairly well for securing 1.5 liter water bottles (while riding on reasonably smooth surfaces). The backpack also worked well when we had the need to travel without the bikes, as it allowed me to carry one pannier in each hand and the pack on the back--which would not have been possible with front panniers. I noted two negatives. First, the one piece rain fly worked adequately, but its fit is less than ideal and you have to be careful to make sure it does not come in contact with the tire. Second, the ease of accessing the backpack encourages packing in a manner that puts the weight higher on the bike than is ideal, but any issues in that regard must be considered as operator error. All in all, I was quite pleased how the Karakorum worked for the tour.
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