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27 March 2014 - 3:38pm



Solidly made in Canada! Arkel is a manufacturer of innovative commuting and touring packs in Quebec, Canada.

AlphaBENT carries a wide selection of Arkel packs in stock in our shop in Sacramento ranging from handlebar bags to recumbent expedition packs to Kargo urban commuting panniers.

As a real manufacturer, Arkel is able to provide top quality products and adjust production to meet demand -- no ordering containers full of stuff a half-year in advance and sailing them around the world from low-wage borders to high-wage warehouses. Packs ordered from Arkel get made in-house. People in Quebec have jobs and take full responsibility for what they produce... the way it should be.

And you get durable, solid pack that will get you around the world or across town with your groceries.

Signatures of the Arkel packs are:

  • adjustable locking hook systems for panniers
  • durable materials with water repellency considered in the design
  • lasting aluminum structural members such as clamps and frames

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