Slightly off topic I know but I suspect someone will suggest em sooner or later...
I tried Carradry after seeing many positive reviews on CTC. Material started to delaminate after two of months of every other weekday commuter use.. (so not a vast amount of use)..where the top rolls down. Ended up with puncture repair patches dotted on em. Then started leaking from the bottom. The sharp corners are a clear weakness and the material wears here.
Really wanted to buy British ...and they had good reviews but very disappointing.
If this happened on a long tour, you'd be pretty frustrated
Was gonna replace with Ortlieb but saw so many good reviews on Vaude, thought I'd give em a try. (I also have a tent by 'em ...well made and 30 years old ...still going...still waterproof)
Seem good so far. The strap thing works well for carrying off the bike (heard tales that the Ortlieb ones don't measure up quite so well in this respect but can't remember details??). It's also quick. (The Carradry pannier-rucksack carrying system was so tedious that I tried it once and didn't bother after that)
...the lower clip system - doesn't seem massively robust.
...The sharp right angle corners - look like an obvious place for material wearing prematurely. You'd think they would have gone over these with a second strip of cordura or something for some added protection..especially at the base, where they'll be in contact with the ground plenty taking em on and off. (I may be worrying excessively about this on the back of bad experience with Carradry)
...the base is same material as everywhere else. No additional protection.