Opinions -> Giant Loop - Great Basin Saddlebag?
I've been doing a ton of research on panniers when I came across the Great Basin saddlebag from Giant Loop. This setup looks like it'd save a fair amount of weight on the bike as well as distributing it better than hard panniers.
I also like the fact that I wouldn't have to install large mounting brackets on the back of the bike (cleaner when not using luggage IMO).
The price of the system is not too bad compared to hard bags, so what's the downside? Any opinions?