Since 1988, Arkel has been making some of the best waterproof panniers available out there. Today the company is world famous -especially among world bike travellers! Durable and very easy to use, they are probably the best reasons to own anything and especially when it comes to bicycle bags for a daily cyclist. Canadian made Arkel bags use the very best Cordura fabrics, tough zippers and the best hook system which Arkel has designed. Bike Doctor appreciates that the beautiful Arkel panniers are so carefully hand sewn in house in Sherbrooke. So it was a great thing to learn that they employ some sewers with intellectual disabilities to do some of the most precise sewing on their bags!