Top Move pannier bag set (Lidl)

As a consequence of my shopping trip last Thursday I got myself a new set of pannier bags for my Raleigh. This set, which retailed originally for around £16-£17 (I got it at a reduced price because it was the last one on the shelf) is a triple bag one, with two side panniers and a top, removable one.

Look at that!

Installation was very, very easy and the thing seems quite sturdy and well secured. With the top bag installed the bike has its “expedition mode” engaged!

The side pannier bags are slightly smaller than the ones I had before, probably because they are a bit more rigid (they sort of maintain their shape even when nothing is inside them). Still, I could fit a box of 2x frozen pizzas and 2 pints of milk in there without any issues, and for everyday use the two side ones are perfectly fine to carry some groceries, waterproof gear and personal items. I also liked the fact that there are two bottle holders on the back of them, along with some reflective material. In addition, the two side bags are locked in place using the rack’s spring – so if you want to put anything on top of the bags and secure it with the spring (eg a basket), you can! 🙂

The top one is a different business altogether. It is really big, has additional storage on the sides and some bands on top to fit some extra things outside. The main idea is that you can take it out and use it as a “regular” bag, since it has a big comfy handle and also included a shoulder strap. Fitting it in and out is also effortless – 4 quick-release plastic fasteners and some velcro to help keeping things steadied.

Heading towards Canterbury now...

With the top bag removed now. You still have the regular pannier rack functionality (ie, you can still use the spring-loaded fastener), with the addition of two handy side bags, and some extras!

Apparently the set is not waterproof, which is why they include a plastic cover to put over the bags when it is pouring hard – but that kind of rain is rare around here, and with misty weather the regular protection is just fine!

This was a “spur of the moment” buy, as this set was not even advertised on last Thursday’s promotion (seemed to be old stock), but for £15 it seemed a really good deal, as I struggled whenever I needed to carry stuff which would simply not fit in my old side bags – I had to remove them altogether and then use straps with hooks to fit a bag in there. Normally that would happen with my gym bag. With this triple set I can simply ditch the gym bag altogether and put all the gear in the top bag! And it also works great for carrying extra groceries, too!

All in all, a very good buy, so far I’m very, very pleased with it! 😀

2 thoughts on “Top Move pannier bag set (Lidl)

  1. TERRY BECKETT

    I HAVE ONE OF YOUR TOP MOVE PANNERS AND LOVE IT AND I WOULD
    LIKE TO PURCHASE ONE MORE OR EVEN TWO [ONE FOR MY RELATION]
    WHERE CAN I BUY THIS STILL AS MY ONE CAME FROM LIDAL SOME TIME BACK
    CAN I PURCHASE THESE PANNERS DIRECT FROM YOU
    MANY THANKS TERRY.

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    1. Manuel Marques Post author

      Hi Terry, thanks for your message. Normally Lidl sells this in conjunction with other cycling-related items during one of their special offers. From past experience these panniers surface around April time every year! You can also try eBay, perhaps you’ll get lucky! Good luck!…

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