ORTLIEB Saddlebag, £37.50, www.ortlieb.co.uk
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 10:39am 06 May 2011
- Posted in: Accessories
- Tagged with: baggage, accessories, ortlieb
Every now and again you find that you don’t want to carry a rucksack or panniers, nor do you want to overstuff jersey pockets — and that’s when this larger volume (2.7-litre) saddlebag makes sense. We managed to fit two 700c inner tubes, tyre inflator, multi-tool, lightweight jacket, snacks and wallet inside the fully waterproof compartment — which would have made it perfect for a balmy Dunwich Dynamo. But it's the sort of thing ultra-light tourers could pair with a bar bag.
It tucks nicely behind your saddle and bolts/buckles to it and the seatpost in seconds. Smaller 0.8 and 1.3-litre options also available.
PROS keeps gear dry and clean
CONS tight for some minipumps