A good sized saddle bag capable of safely holding all your essentials, and a few extras for luxury, on your next ride. The waterproof construction and design features make this a solid and reliable piece of kit you will wonder how you ever did without.
ORTLIEB’s classic seat bag is available in three sizes, depending on the type of tour. The small version with 49 cu.in. is an excellent fit for road applications, while the medium is perfect for mountain bikers. Size L is a true alternative to carrying a backpack, providing room for equipment, snacks, extra shells and tools for long day tours. It tucks in nicely under the saddle, and often functions as protector on bikes without fenders. The additional fixation with Velcro around the seat post provides firm and vibration-free mounting. The 100% waterproof roll closure features buckles and D-rings for locking the bag. The mounting set is also available as accessory.
Ortlieb's Saddle-Bag 0.8L provides enough space for those essentials for a short ride out. There is enough space for a decent road ride and a shorter mountain bike trip. You can fit a spare 29" inner tube or a couple of road innners along with puncture repair kit, gels or energy bars and your phone or wallet. The bag has a simple clip mechanism that allows it to slide on and off the mounting system with ease. It has an additional Velcro strap to attach to the seat post and reduce the possibility of it bouncing around.
As with a lot of Ortlieb products this saddle comes in a range of colours, has a large reflective pannel and is very well built. Safe in the knowledge that Ortlieb's quality manufacturing is keeping your stuff safe and waterproof this is a great option for a smaller bag. For the small size in this range it's still big enough for a normal ride out.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear