As the leave date closes in rather rapidly I have been collecting all the necessary gear for the trip. The panniers I have chosen were supplied by Axiom Performance Gear and are appropriately named the Monsoons.
Obviously I wanted a waterproof pannier to minimize the potential for riding with water logged gear. The Monsoon pannier has the dry bag roll down closure and welded tarpaulin and 600D polyester construction. Each bag has a pack volume of about 25L.
So far I have stuffed all the gear I currently have into just one of the Monsoons and surprising it all fit. Of course this didn’t include food, water, my medical supplies, and some extra clothing. However, I’m fairly confident I will have all the room I need to bring all the essential equipment.