I am planning my first bike trip (from the south of Spain back to Austria in Summer) and I'm trying to figure out my luggage arrangement. Basically I am wondering if I should use 2 20 liter dry bags that I'd attach on the top of the back-rack or 2 of the vaude-aqua panniers.
Dry bags are cheaper and a lot lighter
probably not as convenient to attach and get stuff out of quickly
no extra space on top of the rack (in case I'd need more space than I plan to)
another problem might be that one dry bag would carry a lot of incompressible stuff like cooking equipment...
Thanks for any thoughts and comments from the more experienced bike-travelers :)