now I have donated my TA's panniers to fit my wife's 700 I was thinking about some soft luggage for it instead. After looking at a Kriega US20 tail pack I wondered if it could be adapted to fit on a pannier loop - so I asked Kriega the question. I got the following reply:
Sorry for the delay..... thought I'd already replied to you. Yes some people have used the US-20 packs as adventure panniers. I've attached a newsletter from the Great Escape club with a mini review/test. We are currently working on Adventure soft luggage which will fit the standard hoop style racks like yours. No intro date yet.... should be in next 2012 catalogue.
Best regards, Dom
So the particularly good new is that some adventure bike specific soft luggage from Kriega will be out soon. I am a big fan of their stuff having a couple of US5's attached to the crash bars, a R20 rucksack, and waist pack a tool roll and a couple of other little pocket things. Build quality is awesome and my US5's are exposed to rain and spray from the front wheel but never leak.
The PDF attachment has a short article on US20's as panniers, but also describes the antics of a very interesting adventure bike club - The GEA MCC.