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6 of the best bikepacking saddle bags, plus our buyer’s guide

6 of the best bikepacking saddle bags, plus our buyer’s guide

The best bikepacking saddle bags will provide enough storage space for overnight or multi-day adventures while keeping your belongings safe and dry. These bikepacking bags…

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The best bikepacking saddle bags will provide enough storage space for overnight or multi-day adventures while keeping your belongings safe and dry.

These bikepacking bags are one of the easiest ways to carry your belongings. They attach to the seatpost and saddle rails of your bike and often have between three and 15 litres of capacity.

We’ve rounded up the top-rated saddle bags as reviewed by our team of testers, who are no strangers to long stints in the saddle.

We’ve also put together a buyer’s guide to these increasingly popular bags at the end of this article.

The guide explains mounting options, the differences between saddle bags and panniers, and what to look for when buying a saddle bag for bikepacking. What are the best bikepacking saddle bags?

Restrap Race Saddle Bag

Price: £106 / $159 / €128 as tested Volume: 7l Weight: 253g Made in the UK, Restrap’s Race saddle bag has a semi-rigid holster that attaches by threading Nylon webbing through two buckles. It is is fiddly, but once fitted, can be left.A locking rubbery Hypalon strap holds onto the seatpost. The dense foam blocks separate the holster from your bike.A good-sized roll-top waterproof drybag looks after your gear brilliantly, but without an air-release valve, needs squeezing to keep it from ballooning.With the dry bag compressed, and the rear webbing strap passed through its looped closure, it can’t slip off.Its Fidlock magnetic buckle provides security and rapid access, and with everything tightened, the 253g Restrap barely wobbles. Zéfal Z Adventure […]

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