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  • Ortlieb Seat-Pack QR
  • didnthurt
    Full Member

    I’ve been meaning to buy one of these for a while.

    I enjoyed the Singletrack and Rocketdog (sorry UK Gravel Co.) Positive reviews.

    But at around £150 for a bag, I couldn’t really afford or justify such an outlay. However, my current cheapish bags have seen better days, plus they’re a faff to fit to the bike. £150 seems to be similar to other good makes of saddle bags, so maybe this is good value? The usual faff isn’t a real problem when I’m planning on a trip and have plenty of time to plan, pack and set up my bike. But what if I want to carry stuff, a bit more impromptu, or even swap the bag between bikes? Well that’s where the Ortlieb Seat-Pack QR comes in. It attaches to your saddle rails with minimal faff with no tools, or additional straps, easy right?

    Well yes……. and no……

    It does work incredibly well if your saddle and seatpost fit the saddle bag (or the other way around 🤔).

    Out of my 5 bikes, the saddle bag fitted 2 with minimal adjustment. The other three, the saddle rails were slightly too thick, or too far apart, or the saddle itself blocked the rails.  Thankfully I have plenty of spare saddles, so found one that fitted perfectly. I can then swap this about the bikes for when I want to fit the bag. So much for minimal faff 🫣

    The bag itself is beautifully designed and made. As you’d expect for Ortlieb. I went for black because I’m a boring bastard but the bag does come in some more lively colours like grey.

    I’m still to have a proper ride with it yet, however my incident free ride around the block with it fitted and loaded with my usual sleep kit, I’m sure I’ll be fine 😜

    Did I mention how beautiful it is? Or the 5 year guarantee? Or how it will fit a bike with a dropper post? Or the fitted scuff plate on the underside? And an air release valve so you can really compress it down?

    Anyway, I’ll report back when I’ve dragged it across a few Scottish bogs and deep river crossings to hopefully 🤞 report back how great a bag it is.

    ampthill
    Full Member

    I keep reminding myself that it will be cheaper to fit this to my fs bike than buy an hardtail so I can use a rack

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    Tried it on my Scalpel full sus last night and it was rock solid, dropper worked too, although only about 100mm with the bag’s support/stopper/clamp thing fitted. Still better than no dropper.

    iainc
    Full Member

    I bought the QR one and it didn’t work too well with my ISM saddles so returned it and got the regular version. It’s been on a few trips on gravel bike and worked very well.

    rOcKeTdOg
    Full Member

    Thanks for the mention, I was gutted I had to give it away in a competition but hope the winner has had lots of adventures with it

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    I entered that competition but sadly didn’t win 😞

    rOcKeTdOg
    Full Member

    I’m tempted by the new colour though

    belugabob
    Free Member

    @rocketdog
    Yes, thanks – a few adventures under the belt and some coming up shortly.

    So far, it’s been brilliant – but had to swap out carbon seat post and the saddle with unconventional rails

    rOcKeTdOg
    Full Member
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