These are rectangular saddle bags made in the style of Carradice bags. The have a large capacity for saddle bags and are perfect for day trips with room for a change of clothes, some food and tools.
They are made from canvas and leather. They are very waterproof with well-designed flaps and good canvas that resists water ingress.
This is a great way of carrying medium loads on bikes without racks and panniers. The size range means that you can carry the minimum bag for your intended load. They also wok best fairly full, since they maintain their shape better.
They all have fold-out top flaps so you can overfill them, and the top flap has loops that allow you to strap extra things on top. This is especially helpful if you want to separate wet things from dry. They also come with leather loops for attaching rear lights to.
Care needs to be taken mounting these, especially the 11 litre variety, because if they sit too close to the seat they can brush the backs of the rider's thighs and unless they are stable they are apt to twist around when loaded. The larger sizes aren't recommended in combination with Viva bag loops or any attachable bag loops which can rotate. The Zimbale bag loops on the other hand are a perfect fit, helping to move the bag backwards away from the rider....
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