VERY light saddle bags
Feb 1, 2016 at 11:21 am #3379481Jordo _99BPL Member
I recently commissioned some saddle bags for a guy from Weight Weenies and thought I’d share the results here. The “road version” is 18g and the “rugged version” is still only 33g.
I made them out of 1oz cuben fiber (via Zpacks) and 3.2oz xpac (TX07). It’s just a basic tool roll with an extra wide velcro strap that attaches it to the saddle rails.
You can see the Full Album on imgur but here’s two pictures of the “rugged version” to give you an idea:Feb 10, 2016 at 3:37 pm #3381291Chris ErricoBPL Member
These look pretty nice, and you can’t beat the weight! Would you be interested in making a selling a couple more of these?Feb 10, 2016 at 4:18 pm #3381301Jordo _99BPL Member
sending you a PM.Nov 27, 2016 at 2:44 pm #3437559Andrea CBPL Member
That is great, however I’ll be concerned about durability: there’s lots of movement in that area, so the bag will end up rubbing and wearing down.
Is probably a good idea to glue a patch made out of thin EVA foam, or something similar, and a helicopter-tape patch on the seatpost too.
On the other hand, the big advantage of using thin fabric, is reducing what is the tool rolls limit: lots of fabric bunching up and making extra-bulk. Using Cuben-fiber seems to address the problem. Nice.
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