'Rapid Rob' won’t be quite as rapid but will be a bit more versatile for short tours and (maybe) commuting. Got an accessory I should of had for Tibet, no more riding with a back pack!
A beam rack, bag (including little fold out panniers for a bit more space) with nice quick release mount and side frames. Having used fiddley strap fastened bags before I was impressed with Topeak’s QuickTrack™ dovetail slide system. Have had one of their saddle bags with the same system for years.
It is not up to real touring (9kg max) but fine for short rides or a bit of shopping. Good thing is it also (just) fits on my road bike!
Topeak mtx-beamrack-(v-type) rack and trunkbag-ex