I'm curious though where did you see where it's made ?
my panniers set are not tagged made in where, it's not that i care. but just curious.
I would think since the price of stainless steel is the same across the countries, stainless steel is like any other material,
i would think that welding it here in the U.S is cheaper than welding it in another country and shipping it and pay customs and everything.
anyhow, the manufacturing done on those is just the RIVETS which is done by a tool and the welding also done by a tool.
The tolerances and dimensions are perfect, the weld lines are also perfect. The lock cylinder is also of good quality.
and if i'm saving $1000 on other welded metal pieces stamped BMW... i would still take that chance.
I'm very happy with mine and planning to order the top case. I will probably make a video about that one also, I just need to send them the code for my key of the current panniers i have on my bike so that they change the cylinder lock on the top case to match the locks that i have. This will allow me to have 1 key that locks and unlocks all 3 cases instead of 2 keys.
anyway good luck boycotting Chinese made anything