Top 10 Bike Seat Bags in 2014

If you ride any sort of bike, especially if you want to keep everything as light as possible, one of the accessories that you might well consider is bike seat bags. These handy little bags fit right under the saddle behind the seat post and can contain all sorts of odds and ends that you might need on your ride – a couple of spare tubes, CO2 cartridges, keys, tools, your cell phone and many other things that you need.

Here is our take on the top ten seat bags that are available. 

Revelate Design Viscacha Seat Bag: Black

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B006Z0O5GE” cloaking=”default” height=”102″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31X2F3Y1ZgL._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”160″]Revelate Design Viscacha Seat Bag: Black[/easyazon_image]This seat bag is designed for bikes with low tire clearance and less of an exposed seat post. The front section is comprised of high density foam and the bottom section has a plastic sheet which helps the bag to keep its shape. It needs only 3” of exposed seat post and 6.5” from the tire to the seat rails. The manufacturers state that it is suitable for full suspension 29ers, women riding 29ers, bikepackers and road bikers. They also say that winter bikers use the bag to store puff jackets and other clothing.

Topeak Ii Survival Tool Wedge Pack with Fixer 25

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”right” asin=”B004ZDL2WI” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51mckVkETWL._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”129″]Topeak Ii Survival Tool Wedge Pack with Fixer 25[/easyazon_image]Noted for their bike accessories, Topeak have produced this seat bag with a top compartment containg a collection of 16 tools in a foam liner so that they don’t rattle around. The lower compartment has plenty of room for your cell phone and other “survival” items. It has quick release fittings for the seat rails and a holder for a tail light so that you can be seen in the dark. There is also a rain cover and reflective strip for added safety. Suitable for most bikes.

Topeak Aero Wedge Pack with Buckle (Medium)

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B000FIAU8O” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LykY0D%2B8L._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”160″]Topeak Aero Wedge Pack with Buckle (Medium)[/easyazon_image]For less than $25 this is great value. It is made of nylon with Teflon coating which makes it water resistant. It has a 3M relfective strip and rear red light holder so that it can easily be seen in the dark.

A patented rail fixer allows removal from the seat very quickly, so that you can take it with you rather than leave it to get stolen. The wedge shape gives minimal wind resistance.

Timbuk2 Designs Bicycle Seat Pack Diablo, Large

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”right” asin=”B00E1O3KLW” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TK6Fp1rUL._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”160″]Timbuk2 Designs Bicycle Seat Pack Diablo, Large[/easyazon_image]Another cheap option, the Timbuk2 seat bag is made of ballistic nylon and can carry all those small things like your phone, cash and so on. There is an internal clip for your keys so that they don’t come loose. Easily attached to the seat rails, and a velcro strap secures it to the seat post. This bag also comes with a lifetime warranty.

Aero Wedge Pack, w/ Fixer F25, Large

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Lezyne Caddy Saddle Bag (X-Large, Black)

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”right” asin=”B008R5RB5C” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31jIzzFQjNL._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”160″]Lezyne Caddy Saddle Bag (X-Large, Black)[/easyazon_image]This is made of woven nylon and comes with a loop to hold a tail light. It is quickly fitted to the seat rails and has one main internal pocket accessible from the rear. Inside, other pockets hold a multi-tool, hand pump and tire repair outfits leaving plenty of space for other items. Available in small, medium and large sizes, it will fit most bikes.

Banjo Brothers Rack Top Bag

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B003D4GRI4″ cloaking=”default” height=”120″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/315oXvcvLwL._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”160″]Banjo Brothers Rack Top Bag[/easyazon_image]Made to fit most rear-mounted bike racks this is not strictly a seat bag but will hold a multiude of items. The bottom panel is ballistic fabric and the top is of ripstop fabric. It has a thick padding which wil insulate and keep snacks cool on a hot day. So that you can easily be seen it has reflective strips all the way around. There is also a loop to fit a tail light and a key clip inside so that you don’t lose your keys or drop them.

Avenir Bigmouth Velcro Seat Bag (Medium- 55/73 Cubic Inches)

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Ibera Bicycle Triangle Frame Bag, Large

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Velcro straps fit the top bar and the seat post. There are two top zippers for the main compartment and a slim outside compartment which will hold items such as a map or cell phone.

Comments

  1. I want to ride my bike to work. I have a 17 inch laptop. I need the bag(s) to remove easily.

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