In case you haven't read our previous review on the Viaterra Condor 2up, here's a quick recap. The Condor is available in two sizes - a 48-litre and a 64-litre combo. Ours is the bigger of the two. It retails for Rs 4,499, while the smaller Condor is slightly cheaper at Rs 3,899. Both saddlebag sets are built from 1200D fabric, which gives them high resistance against tears and cuts in a crash. These also run triple stitching on all joints, and Viaterra claims that all the stress points have been bar-tacked for added strength and durability.
There's strong reflectivity on the outside of the bags too. Furthermore, the Condor uses YKK zippers everywhere for smoother, longer-lasting operation. There's also an additional zippered side pocket to hold some nutrition bars or a pair of slippers, and it also comes with an open net pocket for bottles or a coffee tumbler. The bags are not expandable, however.
Inside, the Condor uses grey fabric to increase the ease of sorting through luggage. There's some padding on the sides to protect fragile or brittle objects in case of an impact. And there's also a removable plastic sheet that runs across the length of the bag on the inside to help the Condor hold its shape better.
With the basics out of the way, it's time to find out how useful and practical these bags are and if these are a no-brainer purchase option.