Carradice Longflap Camper

Two words: LIFE SAVER. This saddle bag was the reason, on several occasions, that all my valuables weren’t completely ruined. On my ride through France, I was hit with their wettest day of cheap old karrimor panniers were absorbing every drop of rain! Fortunately, I’d put my electricals and other valuables in the Carradice Longflap. I was amazed that despite incessant heavy rain, the majority of my valuables were bone dry!

The Longflap isn’t just a great way to protect valuables from the elements, it’s also just a great additional bag for touring. It attached securely to the metal loops on the rear of my Brooks saddle and provided fantastic additional storage. It has a large central compartment, two side pockets and the ability to strap on additional luggage like sleeping bags/roll mats at the top of the bag (see picture below). The bag is made from heavy duty cotton-duck, which is both durable and water resistant. Most of all I love the way this thing looks, like a Brooks saddle, it’s always great to find products that not only do the job but also look great. Click on the link below for a comprehensive review.