Lone Peak P500 Mount Superior Panniers

Suggested Retail = $240.00 per Pair
On SALE! . . . 20% Off at $192.00 + $10.00 Flat Rate Shipping to the Lower 48 US States
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  • COLORS . . . Custom Yellow/Black, Red, Black or Blue
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The Lone Peak P-500 Mount Superior Panniers are the largest of their rear packs.  At 3200 cubic inches per pair these top-loading panniers are terrific for cross-country touring.  The main compartment is spacious enough for your largest items, and several great outside pockets help you organize your gear.

  • Lone Peak’s patented “Loc-on” Panniers Suspension System is easy to use and very secure! Virtually indestructible, the hooks are designed to wrap completely around the rack rails for maximum security. I have seen far more complicated pannier mounting systems out there that do not work nearly as well. This is a great hook design!
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P-500 Mount Superior Features and Info . . .

  • Our Custom Yellow/Black P-500 Mount Superior Panniers were designed just for TheTouringStore.com!  They are very eye-catching when riding in traffic!
  • Please note that the colors shown in the photos are not very accurate.  The Red above looks a bit orange on most computer monitors, but it is really a very nice vivid red – definitely not orange.  The Blue packs are a deeper, more vivid Blue than shown above.  The Black and Yellow/Black packs look much closer to the actual color.
  • 4 exterior pockets (one of the pockets is mesh for drying small items while you ride)
  • Load compression straps
  • 3200+ cubic inches/pair, top loading
  • 55 ounces for the pair I weighed
  • Dual spindrift collar closure with draw-strings to keep contents dry
  • Rigid back panel to keep pack out of spokes
  • Loops sewn on top of lids for tying on extra equipment
  • Floating lid to allow over-stuffing – This is one of the nicest features of the P-500.  Imagine being on a tour, late in the day, and you want to stop at a grocery store for a few extra supplies for the evening.  With the draw string top and floating lid, you can over-stuff the main compartment – even allowing some items to stick out a bit. Just secure the floating lid over your items to hold them in place.  You will really appreciate the flexibility.  This is why there is a  “+” next to the listed capacity.
  • These are Lone Peak’s highest volume panniers with lots of pockets for organizing your gear. If I was going on a long self-supported tour, and needed to carry a lot of gear, this is the pair I would choose. The draw-string top loading main compartment allows greater ease in loading, and some flexibility in volume – great when you need to carry some extra items.
  • They look HUGE in the photos, but that is because they are stuffed to the max with bubble wrap to show just how much they can carry. They probably won’t appear to be quite as large when loaded for your tour.
  • The rigid back panel measures about 10 inches wide by 13 inches tall. One corner is angled for heel clearance. The main compartment is about 5 to 6 inches deep when packed fairly flat. The outside pocket adds another 2-3 inches, depending on how the main compartment is filled. When packed very full, as in my photos above, these packs can extend 4-6 inches above the level of the rear rack.
  • A Note On the Color Blue . . . Lone Peak has not been offering the P-400 or P-500 Panniers in Blue.  Because I do a high volume with Lone Peak, they agreed to do a custom run in Blue just for me.  You won’t find them in Blue anywhere else!

P-500 Main Compartment Info . . .

Will a sleeping bag or tent fit in the main compartment?

  • I took a P-500 Mount Superior Pannier to an outdoor store and discovered the following: A rolled sleeping bag that measured 15 inches long by 8 inches in diameter, and 24 inches in circumference, fit perfectly in the main compartment without having to force it in – and the drawstring top closed easily. You could probably increase each of those measurement by an inch and still get it in the pack, as sleeping bags can be stuffed into tight spaces. It definitely rounds out the main compartment, but it left room in the other pockets for gear. A bagged 2 person tent with poles that measured 16 inches long by 6 inches in diameter also fit very nicely. Any longer would probably interfere with the top lid closing properly, although another inch in length will probably do fine. With the tent in the pack there was still room left in the sides of the main compartment. I found several inexpensive tents and sleeping bags that fit easily – so you won’t have to break your budget finding gear that fits. You still may choose to tie your bedroll and tent onto the top of the rack, so that you will have LOTS of room for the rest of your gear.

Lone Peak Facts . . .


  • These are First Quality Packs, Made in USA by a US Company with all Made in USA Materials, with a Lifetime Warranty – NOT closed-out, store displays, discontinued, or factory seconds!
  • These expedition quality packs are made of 1000 Denier “Cordura Plus” fabric, ounce for ounce the toughest material around. The fabric is coated with weatherproof polyurethane, for extra durability and protection from the elements. Lone Peak reinforces high wear areas with “Coverlight.” The Coverlight material is highly abrasion, puncture, and tear resistant. All the webbing used is 100% Nylon Webbing, which is stronger and more abrasion resistant than inexpensive polypropylene webbing you may find on other packs. All attachment and stress points are triple stitched with #92 Bonded Nylon Thread. In addition to the water resistant fabric, the main compartment seams have a 3/4 inch nylon binding over the inside of the seam for extra water protection.
  • Lone Peak does not tolerate seam failures. They sew every seam twice, once during the initial sewing process, then a second time when the seams are covered with Nylon Seam Binding, to prevent seam fraying and increase overall durability. The zippers are large #8 Self-repairing Coil Zippers with extra durable nickel sliders and quiet cord pull tabs. For added visibility Lone Peak uses 3M Scotchlite Reflective Tape.
  • I sold Lone Peak Packs in my bike shop for about 7 years, and have sold them online for over 13 years.  They have proven reliability.  These are great packs.  You won’t be disappointed!

An Important Note About Hook Size . . .


  • These packs come with either 8mm or 10mm diameter top-hooks for 8mm or 10mm diameter rack top-rails.  Please let me know if you need 8mm or 10mm hooks.  Do not assume you need 8mm hooks because that is the way panniers and racks used to come “standard.” There IS no “standard” size.  I am seeing just as many 10mm hooks and racks now as 8mm.
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  • A Suggestion . . . If you have not yet purchased your racks and are going with Lone Peak Panniers, I recommend that you purchase racks with 10mm top-rails.  This might save you the hassle of having to repair or replace a rack on a tour – or from having to hitch a ride!  The Tubus racks I carry have very high carrying capacity, yet are very light in weight.  They have 10mm rails, and work great with Lone Peak panniers.  If Tubus racks will not work for you, racks with 10mm top rails have become the standard, and are not difficult to find.

Lone Peak’s New Adjustable Pannier Hook System!

  • Lone Peak has improved their lower hook system!
  • Though it has always been a very secure, simple and reliable fit on 80’s and 90’s deigned “Blackburn Expedition” style rear racks, the original mounting system was not fitting well on some of the incredible variety of new racks that don’t follow the traditional designs.
  • For years I had to tell customers that the Tubus Cargo Evo was the best rack for Lone Peak rear panniers, and the Tubus Ergo was the best choice for Lone Peak front panniers.  Because there was no vertical or horizontal adjustment for the lower hook system on Lone Peak Panniers, they did not fit well the very popular Logo Evo, Cosmo, Tara and Duo racks.  When a rack was suitable for the Lone Peak mounting system, the fit was incredibly secure, reliable and durable with virtually no issues.  The new system retains the same reliability, but now has both vertical tension adjustments to fit racks with a shorter top to bottom distance, as well as horizontal lower hook adjustments, for offset lower mounting points.  We can now get a secure fit on any of the Tubus front and rear touring racks!
  • The first photo above shows the original lower hook system.  The final three photos illustrate the adjustable tension system, and the offset adjustment capability.  Tension can be adjusted by simply retying the knot to lengthen or shorten the bungee — simple and reliable!
  • The new system retains the simple, strong and reliable “Loc-on” upper hook system.  We couldn’t see a way to improve the upper hook system!