I'm riding a 2013 Vstrom 650 as a highway commute bike, around 35 miles each way, all straight line highway (US75 in DFW from downtown to Plano). Right now I'm just using a roc-strap to tie my regular satchel down, but I think I'm going to upgrade to a traditional pannier setup at some point, because I'm getting real frustrated with the feeling that I can't stop and get groceries or such right now. Wasn't a problem at the previous house because the house was on the way to the grocery store - easy to stop, drop gear, run to store, return in about 5 minutes. Now it's a 15 minute drive, so stopping saves me 30+. Anyone have suggestions? I was thinking that the soft bags from Kriega or a competitor might be my best bet, as it would let me keep the weight lower and the profile more narrow. I don't lane split aside from occasionally bypassing a congested intersection, but I'd like to keep it as an option, and soft bags seem the way to do that? So far I've priced out an SW-motech frame, 2 Kriega OS bags, and the 2 mount panels, all for around 1000$ from Revzilla. Since it's such a high amount of money, I wanted to see if anyone had suggestions to lower the price but keep similar quality - whether that's a different setup or product or maker, or just obvious things I haven't considered because I'm dumb.