Basil Sports-Single Bag, single bag, lightweight, water-repellent polyester, several outside pockets, handle, adjustable and removable shoulderbelt, double reflection on both sides, hooks in zipper-pocket, raincover in zipper-pocket, cap. 19L, black
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Fun project for anyone who enjoys repairing their bike kit
It's a really well-designed bag - the right number of pockets in the right places, just the right size for me and my bike. But I've had it only 7 months, not really used it that heavily, and it's already falling to pieces. The zip ripped out of the top pocket, the bottom seam quickly came undone, and today one of the plastic buckles on the shoulder strap snapped. This really is the ideal bag for me and I would happily pay a bit more for it to ensure better quality fabric, fittings and assembly, but as it is, I am going to have to replace it with something else quite soon.
29 December 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous not lasted long
Had this bag for daily commute now for about 6 months, initially boughtas wanted to see if I wanted to use a pannier, it's been OK, but going to spend more on something more robust and waterproof like a Carradice or Ortlieb.
The bag ripped open quite quickly at the bottom where the zip for the yellow rain cover is hidden (only carry lunch and change of clothes so nothing really heavy) and it's not the most waterproof either, ok with light rain or wet roads but we've had a few heavy downpours recently and the bag has let in water through the back where the raincover doesn't cover.
And, little extra gripe theres only a couple of mounting hooks at the top so it tends to swing about a bit on corners, especially if bumpy.
26 July 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Great commuter bag.
I was looking for a well priced pannier/shoulder bag for commuting. I think I found it! A little smaller than I expected, but still holds all my 'junk'! A very easy on, easy off bag. Much better than stuffing a backpack into my panniers! My only criticism, is the bag could be made much better with some minor improvements. like an internal organiser for the small things like pens, USB sticks, etc, and an external drink bottle. Otherwise, well done Basil!
30 May 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Nice, light weight
Will be 5* if the center pocket flip cover a bit larger and more magic tape to secure the pocket. Not sure how well the heavy things can stay inside.
16 March 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Nice side bag. I use it with Topeak Super Tourist DX Rack and it fits OK. It can be quickly removed from the rack. Has 4 outside pockets (the bigger on the top). Plenty of capacity for daily commuting. Includes yellow raincover in a zip pocket and the hooks in another zip pocket which you can zip when it is not mounted on the bike.
06 October 2010