Microwave Panniers (set)
Mudular micro panniers that are truly 100% waterproof. Sold as a set.
Microwave Panniers are a from-scratch rethinking of the traditional micro panniers. Modular, ultra-secure, truly waterproof, and super light, they are equally suited to riding rough trails as they are to urban living. Approaching the design of a pannier from basic functional principles, these use a two-part system: a quick-access RF-welded drybag, and a rugged holster that stays securely on any rack. The stiff, HDPE back plate attaches to any rack, using laced Voilé Straps® for an upper mounting system that can't move in any direction. Five lower slots provide a multitude of options for securing the bottom of the pannier, and keeping things totally rattle-free.
Transparency on price increase. In June 2021 we increased the price as a result of dramatic increases in raw material shipping costs, local contract work to make the rigid back plate, and the increase in labor costs from an increase in Asheville's living wage.
Standard features include:
- Compatible with virtually any rack, including lowrider front racks made for micro panniers
- Modular design, with removable waterproof liners
- Bomber Voilé Straps® main rack attachment straps, 4 strap locations for spacing options
- Holster fits a 12-pack of cans
- All mounting straps are field-replaceable
- Drain hole in bottom of holster
- Rugged, ballistic nylon and Hypalon-reinforced holster
- RF-welded, 210D TPU-coated ripstop nylon drybag
Order includes 2 Microwave Panniers. Each pannier includes 1x Microwave Holster, 1x Microwave Waterproof Liner, 2 x 12" Voilé Straps® upper straps with flat loops, and 2 x self-adhering Velcro® lower straps with Tri-Glides.
The Microwave pannier mounting system is probably unlike anything you've ever seen, and potentially bewildering at first. Mounting these panniers is novel, but the reward will be an incomparably secure set of panniers. Please give the MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS a careful read. There are many options for lower mounting, using combinations of the five lower slots. The best solution for securing the bottom of the pannier will depend on your rack. Check out this GALLERY for several examples of lower mounting solutions.
16.2oz (460g) per pannier, 32.4oz (920g) per set
13L per pannier, 26L per set
Holsters are 12" tall, 10" wide, 4" depth. Drybag is 22" x 13.5" when laid flat.
Microwave Pannier Upper Mounting Instructions
Thanks for choosing the Porcelain Rocket Microwave Panniers! Our novel laced Voilé Straps® mounting system will be unfamiliar at first, but we’re confident that with a bit of practice, the lacing will quickly become intuitive. Please carefully follow these instructions; correct installation is required to ensure the longevity of the product, and a secure, rattle-free experience.
There are a multitude of options for lower mounting, using combinations of the five lower slots. The best solution for securing the bottom of the pannier will depend on your rack. Please visit https://porcelainrocket.com/pages/microwave-pannier-examples for several examples of lower mounting solutions.
Start with the Voilé Straps® laced as shown, with the buckle pointed down, and the flat loop on the inside of the pannier. There are 4 sets of slots; lace the Voilé Straps® through whichever slots allow the best fit with your rack.
Lace the tail of each Voilé Strap® under and around the bike rack rail, then back through the same upper slot in the pannier backing plate. Then, lace the tail of the Voilé Straps® through the flat loops. Now is a good time to get everything snug, and under light tension. The flat loop takes the brunt of the tension, to protect the backing plate.
Bring the tail over the top of the backing plate, and close the buckle. You don’t need to tension the Voilé Straps® much at this point. You should normally only need one or two holes exposed past the Voile buckle hook – any more than that will put unnecessary strain on the system.