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 2013....my cheap old karrimor panniers were fantastic......at 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.