Not sure if this is the right forum or not. Feel free to move. I don't want to come off sounding mean, because I say this with the utmost of sincerity to my fellow riders. But WTF is up with the pelican cases being used as side mounted panniers? They have very little storage space compared to other systems, and when you open them up while still on the bike the contents spill out. They are made of plastic, so if they are too close to an exhaust pipe they melt. No to mention they look "out of place". Please don't flame me, I just have a buddy who claims they are the best thing ever. (And at the same time he is saying that, he is picking up the spilled contents of his pelican cases from the ground). I don't see what is so great about them, considering that there are a LOT better functioning products out there to choose from.