HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SADDLE, FRAME OR HANDLEBAR BAG?

Saddle, frame and small handlebar bags make sure you have all your essentials to hand. Whether it's a puncture repair kit, keys, mobile phone or even a spare inner tube, these bags let you carry what you need with minimum bulk.

You should choose based on several criteria: the capacity, waterproofing, and compatibility with smartphones/tablets.

3 DETERMINING CRITERIA

The capacity, protection from the rain and compatibility with your phone and tablet.

CAPACITY

This is determined by the quantity and size of the accessories you want to transport.

A saddlebag can hold around 0.4 litres.

A handlebar bag generally holds between 2 and 6 litres.

Frame bags hold around 1 litre.

RAIN PROTECTION

There's a difference between water repellency and waterproofing.

 

Water repellency is the fabric's ability to "pool" water on its surface. The faster the water runs off without soaking into the fabric, the higher its water repellency.

Waterproofing is the fabric's ability to prevent any water, from rain to snow, dew and water vapour, from penetrating it.

All B’TWIN bike bags are water repellent. However, only some of them are completely waterproof.

COMPATIBILITY WITH SMARTPHONES/TABLETS

The reason you want your bag to be compatible with these devices is so that you can carry them with you, have them to hand and even use them as a satnav.

Certain frame and handlebar bags come with a specific transparent compartment for carrying and using your smartphone or tablet when you are on the move.

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