Sample--Outback Saddlebag in Black

Sample--Outback Saddlebag in Black

220.00 265.00

The Outback Saddlebag was originally constructed for the Oregon Outback ride--a dusty, self-supported gravel route that traverses over 350 miles of Eastern Oregon. This is a classic saddlebag design built for touring, bike camping and grocery-getting. Many upgrades and design tweaks have found their way into the latest version of this touring staple.

Features:

  • Super durable & waterproof heavyweight waxed canvas
  • "Wings" on front flap deflect rainwater  
  • Connects to seat post & Brooks saddle or seat rails OR
  • Can be used as a front bag, connecting to head tube & handlebars
  • Over 12 liters of total carrying capacity
  • Adjustable straps double back on themselves to eliminate danglers
  • Multiple D-rings for lashing extra gear to the bag's exterior
  • Drawstring closure keeps gear inside, dust and dirt out

Updates (June 2017):

  • NEW lining material: DWR ripstop nylon for added durability and waterproofing; reduces overall bag weight. 
  • Side pockets are angled slightly to make them more upright
  • Pocket covers offer more coverage to shed the elements
  • NEW pocket closure: toggle on shock cord offers a little stretch; loops through brass ring & cinch it tight with the inner cordlock 
  • Daisy chain extends across the back & bottom of the bag, offering lots of adjustability in securing to seatpost or rack

Materials:

  • Exterior: 18oz Martexin Original Waxed canvas
  • Front flap design: 10 oz natural canvas & felted wool
  • Hardware: brass (d-rings), nylon (buckles & cord locks) 
  • Trim & webbing: nylon
  • Drawstring liner: 2.2 oz DWR breathable Ripstop nylon--same material many tents are made from 
  • Connection points: 2 detachable leather straps (with brass hardware) thread through saddle mounts

Dimensions: 7" x 7" x 13"

Each saddlebag is made to order, so you can customize your bag, but please allow 2-3 weeks before your order is shipped. 

Please note in the comments when you checkout:

  • Choose up to 2 colors for the wool pattern. See swatches for color descriptions.

If you live in Portland and don't want your item shipped, please select "Local Pickup" as your shipping option and I will email you to schedule a pickup. And you can always email me with questions.

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The Outback Saddlebag does not require a rack unless your seat has low clearance above the rear wheel (less than 8 vertical inches between seat and wheel). Using some sort of rack or support can keep the bag from touching your legs, and is preferred by many. I understand bike setups vary greatly, so please email me if you have questions about how to fit this bag to your bike.

I think it goes without saying that custom bags such as this are nonrefundable.

Saddlebag includes 2 handmade leather straps for connecting the bag to saddle or seat rails, and a nylon strap for connecting to seat post or rack. 

Deluxe Version includes extra D-rings for attaching a shoulder strap, and a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap (brass hardware, nylon webbing). For vegan options (non-leather, non-wool), please email me and we'll work something out!