Video: Ortlieb Bikepacking Seat Bag
In this video, we take a quick first look at Ortlieb’s first foray into bikepacking! Bringing their years of experience in making quality panniers, it’s exciting to see their addition to the current bikepacking trend.
We’re going to be taking a look at their handlebar roll and accessory bag as well. Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube Channel and be notified the second they are released!
Russ April 18, 2016 at 5:03 pm
It probably won’t work on a Thudbuster. I saw a comparison of non-suspended seatposts a few months ago and it was pretty interesting. Check out this link:
Alee April 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm
Hi Steve (and Russ)
I’ve been using bikepacking saddle bags with a Thudbuster ST without issue. The top strap of this Revelate is slightly awkwardly wrapped just below the elastomer, but it seems to hold fine.
Thanks for the review, Russ!
Peter January 26, 2017 at 2:21 am
Sorry, I thought the OP meant a dropper post, not a Thudbuster. I agree, Russ.
James April 19, 2016 at 12:12 am
Great video, thanks Russ.
Do you happen to know the all-in weight of a comparative setup with harness and dry bag? (e.g. Apidura, Revelate, Alpkit, or Wildcat).
It seems very heavy, although clearly beautifully made. But I wonder if the total weight difference in serious is maybe a bit closer than I might expect.
Elias April 27, 2016 at 12:26 am
Great Video! I have bought the same one of Ortlieb! Greets from Germany, Elias
Bicycle Junkies May 2, 2016 at 3:49 am
Great video! Can’t wait to receive a test set ourselves. We are currently testing Restrap and Apidura, and am very curious about the differences between these 3 brands.
Thanks for sharing!
Faisal Nisar May 12, 2016 at 10:49 am
Great video! Love this bag! Would look into it more tomorrow. My wife and I use something else on our tandem when cycling around but this looks great!
Thanks for sharing this video!
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Peter January 26, 2017 at 2:19 am
Russ, thanks so much for this review! I was so tempted to buy the Arkel Seatpacker 15 based on your review, but it’s not waterproof and it’s considerably more expensive than the Ortlieb Seat Pack ($60+ more). At BikeTiresDirect.com, I found the Ortlieb on sale for $143.99 ($76 less than the Arkel), so I jumped on it. I have my very “long ride” (from L.A. to San Diego) in March and I’m looking forward to using the Ortlieb Seat Pack for it. Thanks again for your great help!
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Good video! I was wondering if this bag would work with my Thudbuster ST seatpost. And if not, do you know of a non-suspended seatpost that softens the ride. Thanks!