If you travel any distance with any kind of gear, Bontrager's City Double Panniers are for you. Students, cycling tourists and commuters will love the durable, water-resistant construction, the easy on/off, the large main compartments and the smaller zip pockets that keep your gear organized and easy to find. There are also hidden compression straps to stabilize your load and there's even a handy carrying strap so your panniers (and your stuff) can go with you when you're not riding.
I love these panniers - good price point. I use them to carry a laptop, books, folders and lunch for work. I do carry a few plastic bags at the bottom in case rain is coming - these have a fold over flap, but it isn't truly rain tight. Easy to carry over the shoulder with adjustable strap. Quick/easy on off too. I've had these for at least 3 years and show zero wear. I'm very pleased.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend