Since 1988, Arkel has been making some of the best waterproof panniers available. Today the company is world famous - especially among world bike travelers! Durable and very easy to use, great for touring or daily commuters. Canadian-made Arkel bags use the very best Cordura fabrics, tough zippers and the best metal hook system on the market. Bike Doctor appreciates that the beautiful Arkel panniers are so carefully hand sewn in Sherbrooke, Quebec. So it was great to learn that they employ some sewers with intellectual disabilities to do some of the most precise sewing on their bags!