Originally Posted by mcpenner
Thanks, this is the info I was looking for. the pictures really help. I've only ever packed with those big sissy bar/back seat luggage on a cruiser. I'd hate to spend the money and then not be happy. Looks good though. About the right amount of space for what I need. I pack a hammock, down bag in compression bag, and I'm collecting synthetic hikers cloths. the challenge for me is that in the mountains in BC it can get near freezing at night even in the middle of summer. Need to pack lots of layers even if I get a good warm week and never use them. Don't really like a large top box (sail) but I may need to put one on for trips.
Thanks, now I know what i wanted to know
Glad we could be of help. I really liked having the hard panniers on the Wee...even though the bags and the panniers added weight --the bike was much happier carrying the weight low. Sometimes I use a topbox on long trips --starts the day empty but if the weather is variable it is a nice way to have quick access to layers...and to throw any groceries/beer in the topbox at the end of the day.
I would say that those 35L caribous you are looking at are considered "average" size.