On it's way from Spa Cycles in Harrogate, a brand new Carradice Camper Longflap saddlebag.
I've had a Carradice Pendle in Green for about a year and have been really impressed with it, but just lately, felt the need for something that'd let me stop off for groceries on the way home from work.
With my commuting gear and laptop, the 11 litre Pendle was chock-full. However, the Camper Longflap is a full 24 litres, which is like a large pannier or daysack, meaning I can get lots of goodies in there! Plus its got external D-rings on the outside for lashing-on raingear, plus the long flap feature lets trap bulky items like tents, camping stools, small children - stuff like that.
It'll see sterling service on commutes, plus it'll come into it's own for S24Os, which are going to start as soon as the current cold snap ends. Can't wait!!
The price of the bag ranges from £51 at Spa Cycles to £56 at Carradice's site.
A thing of honest beauty and utility. Here's another thing that swayed me, Russ Roca's excellent video, showing the tardis-like quality of the bag, to the mellow strains of Devendra Banhart.