A great option if you don't like riding with a larger backpack or simply need some additional storage space. The durable, waterproof construction means this is a bag that can go anywhere in any conditions so you can be a bit more adventurous next time out.
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 2.7L provides enough space for those longer more adventurous trips. The size of this bag is aimed at mountain bike ride and I think this would be too much for the road unless you were using it as part of a luggage system with panniers etc. You can fit pretty much anything you might need in this size bag, tools, spares, food, shell jacket or something I haven't even though about yet. 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