Most on- or off-road cycling adventurers, especially those who value versatility and rugged durability consider Mountain Panniers de rigueur equipment. Each top-loading main compartment is designed with a sturdy double-layered floor and features a 10" telescoping storm sleeve with a zip-off floating hood. The hoods have been redesigned with zippered side openings for easier accessibility and feature bungees across the top to hold jackets, sleeping pads, etc. Dual horizontal compression straps encircle each pannier and will accept both the Pannier Pocket or Backpack Pocket, allowing a wide range of gear to be contained, compressed, and controlled. The narrow profile of the Mountains allows them to work equally well as front or rear panniers, and the ease with which they convert to hand-held bags contributes to their versatility: snap the bags together by their handles at top and at the lower mating snaps, then attach an optional shoulder strap to the D-rings located at the side of each bag. 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material sewn around each bag adds a measure of nighttime safety.