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The 10 Best Saddlebags for Road Cycling

Whether you’re riding alone or with a group, it’s important to take with you everything you’ll need to fix a puncture or mechanical problem. Nobody likes that friend who stops and says “Can I borrow your mini-pump? Oh and an inner-tube and tyre levers…”.

If you’re like me you’ll like to carry your phone, cards and keys in your back pockets, for peace of mind. Some items, however, are a little cumbersome to have in your pockets. A multitool, mini-pump, inner-tubes or tyre levers, for example. Saddlebags carry all your essentials, they’re compact and allow you to be more comfortable on the bike.

There are a variety of styles available but we’ve focused primarily on under-saddle options as we feel they’re the most practical. Our list below should help you choose the best saddlebag for you, whether you’re new to cycling and looking to buy your first or an experienced rider looking to replace an old one.

The 10 Best Saddlebags

  1. Topeak Wedge Drybag Saddle Bag with Strap - Medium
    £21.19 Buy now with Probikekit

    Topeak Wedge Drybag Saddle Bag with Strap - Medium

    Saddlebags come in a range of sizes, so choosing one big enough to hold everything you need it to is important. The Topeak Wedge Drybag Saddlebag in a medium strikes the perfect balance between size and practicality.

    It’s big enough for multiple inner-tubes and a mini-pump but doesn’t dwarf your seatpost and have people think you’re off on a transcontinental adventure.

    Cheap saddlebags tend to wear out quickly but with Denier Nylon fabric throughout you won’t have to worry about durability. For those looking for a slightly smaller saddlebag, we also offer the Wedge Drybag in a small.

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  2. Lezyne Loaded Caddy Small
    £21.98 Buy now with Probikekit

    Lezyne Loaded Caddy Small

    If you’re new to cycling and need both a saddlebag and all the essentials that go in it then look no further than the Lezyne Loaded Caddy.

    The Loaded Caddy comes with a pair of tyre levers, a smart repair kit and a V5 multi-tool. An external, quick access multitool sleeve is a really neat little feature that means you don’t have to remove the whole saddlebag to get to your multitool for quick adjustments.

    A water-resistant zipper ensures the zip mechanism won’t rust or fault over time due to road-spray.

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  3. PRO Saddle Bag
    £12.49 Buy now with Probikekit

    PRO Saddle Bag

    A purchased the PRO Saddlebag myself at the beginning of last season, over 18 months ago. The reason was simply that it’s extremely affordable and I knew from using PRO handlebar tape in the past that the quality of PRO products is exceptional for the price.

    18 months on and there isn’t a single sign of wear, the zipper still functions perfectly and the velcro is as adhesive as the day I bought it. There’s enough room for two tyre levers, an inner-tube, a large multi-tool and a puncture repair kit.

    Available in a variety of sizes, this really is one of the best saddlebags available and will serve you well for years to come.

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  4. Lezyne Roll Caddy
    £14.49 Buy now with Probikekit

    Lezyne Roll Caddy

    The Lezyne Roll Caddy features a different design to the majority of saddlebags. Instead of having three separate velcro straps and a zipper, the Roll caddy folds up neatly and is secured to your saddle by one large velcro strap.

    An internal zippered pocket gives you somewhere to store money and quick links. Aesthetically the Roll Caddy looks great on your bike and gives you the freedom to pack all your essentials into a saddlebag in a way that’s convenient for you.

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  5. Altura NV Road Saddle Bag - Black - Large
    £12.19 Buy now with Probikekit

    Altura NV Road Saddle Bag - Black - Large

    The NV from Altura is a bit of a beast and has enough storage capacity to carry even your mini-pump or multiple CO2 canisters. An all-black colourway helps the NV to stealthfully sit under your saddle without being too conspicuous.

    As you’d expect from Altura, the zip and velcro straps aren’t fiddly or fragile, the overall quality is superb. If you’re the type of cyclist that likes to take more than just the bare minimum out on a ride with you then the Altura NV Road Saddlebag is a great choice.

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  6. Pro Tool 500cc Storage Bottle - White
    £3.19 Buy now with Probikekit

    Pro Tool 500cc Storage Bottle - White

    Saddlebags are great if you’re using both bottle cages for bidons to stay hydrated, but what about on short rides when you only need one bidon? An old trick is to cut the top off a bidon and stuff it with inner-tubes and tools but this only increases your chances of losing an item.

    The PRO Tool 500cc Storage Bottle is the perfect solution to this problem. It’s inexpensive and gives you somewhere to store tools, spares and valuables if you don’t fancy using a saddlebag.

    A screw-on top ensures everything stays where it’s supposed to and is easily accessible when you need it.

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  7. Topeak Dyna-Wedge Saddlebag with Strap - Small
    £23.89 Buy now with Probikekit

    Topeak Dyna-Wedge Saddlebag with Strap - Small

    The Dyna-Wedge from Topeak is one of the best saddlebags out there if you’re just taking enough spares to fix a puncture. It’s seriously compact but has enough capacity for an inner-tube, levers and a puncture repair kit.

    The Dyna-Wedge easily mounts to all saddle rails and sits snuggly behind your seatpost. A weatherproof construction protects your accessories while you ride regardless of the weather conditions. For those that want to be aerodynamic and carry the bare-essentials, look no further than the Dyna-Wedge from Topeak.

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  8. Silca Seat Roll Premio Loaded Saddle Bag
    £100.00 Buy now with Probikekit

    Silca Seat Roll Premio Loaded Saddle Bag

    The Silca Seat Roll Premio Loaded is easily the most ‘premium’ saddlebag in our top 10. It may be more expensive than ordinary saddlebags but this is an extraordinary piece of equipment.

    The Premio comes loaded with an EOLO inflator from Silca, as well as the Swiss Army Knife Tredici multitool which has 13 functions. Made using a waterproof waxed canvas and Boa closure system, the fabrics and build-quality of the seat roll are second to none.

    The Premio is lightweight, highly adjustable and highly durable.

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  9. Evoc Saddle Bag
    £13.49 Buy now with Probikekit

    Evoc Saddle Bag

    Evoc is renowned for producing some of the best bike travel bags on the market, it turns out they also make decent little saddlebags. It isn’t an all-singing, all-dancing saddlebag like some of the others on our list. Instead, it does all the basics and does them well.

    An internal mesh pocket lets you easily organise and separate your essentials. The zipper and velcro straps are well made and the print is reflective for improved safety in low-light conditions.

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  10. Topeak Wedge Aero Saddlebag With Strap - Mini
    £9.99 Buy now with Probikekit

    Topeak Wedge Aero Saddlebag With Strap - Mini

    The Wedge Aero Saddlebag from Topeak has already made an appearance on this list in the form of the medium model. We thought it only right to also include the mini.

    The buckle attachment system used by Topeak is a nice alternative to velcro straps used by most. There’s no getting away from the fact that capacity is limited to a handful of small items but access is made easy thanks to a large opening.

    The compact design and shape make the Wedge Aero Mini one of the best saddlebags out there, especially for the price.

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Tom Bracegirdle

Tom Bracegirdle

Editor

Tom has been a keen cyclist since the age of thirteen and began racing competitively on the road as a junior. Since then, he spent three seasons racing full time in Belgium and France. A member of the marketing team here at ProBikeKit, Tom enjoys writing about new products in the cycling industry and road racing.


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