Driving along nice as you please in the sleepy suburbs (30 mph-ish) and the latch on one of my panniers disintegrates, sending the thing sprawling across the road! Not cool! The only upside is that I'm about two weeks away from taking a 600 mile road trip and I'm really glad this didn't happen on the highway.
It wasn't the plastic of the pannier that broke. It was the metal latch. Standard issue BMW. Has this happened to anyone else?