Carradice | Barley Saddlebag | 2 colour options


carradice-logoPack your essentials into this vintage-style saddlebag and head off on your cycling adventures!

Handcrafted in Britain by Carradice their best-selling classic saddlebag from their Originals range combines vintage styling with tough as nails materials for a saddlebag suited to day rides and shorter commutes.

The classic design provides one main compartment which means you can cram a lot in! There are also two side pockets for extra carrying capacity.  To aid safety and visibility there is a reflective lozenge and a light attachment loop on the flap of the bag.

Three leather straps are used to attach the saddlebag to your bike – two are used to attach the bag to saddlebag loops on your saddle and the third attaches to your seat post or bike rack (if you have one) depending on your bike setup (there are images of the bag attached in both configurations on the Lovelybike blog.).

One maker sews the entire bag and signs the label in the bag – so you really are receiving a unique product!

Bryht thoughts: a fantastically practical bag in a beautifully simple design – when off the bike it can be carried using the optional shoulder strap (which we found most comfortable when used as a cross-body strap).   Please note that the white leather on the black bag can take on a slightly green tint in certain lighting – we know not why!

A video demonstration and a full list of features can be found below.

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This versatile and hard-wearing bag from Carradice has the following features:

  • Approximate weight 550 grams
  • Approximate carrying capacity 9 litres
  • Approximate dimensions 28cm wide x 15cm high x 15cm deep
  • 6 metal D ring strapping points on lid for fixing a cape or jacket
  • Two handy side pockets for organising your kit.
  • Attachment points for shoulder strap (sold separately)
  • 3 leather straps to attach to your saddle & seatpost/rack

Materials used

  • 18oz Cotton Duck fabric
  • 3M Scotchlite reflective diamond on bag top flap
  • metal buckles & fastenings
  • chromed leather straps

Information from Carradice on the Cotton Duck fabric

  • “Duck” is the name given to the specific weave of our cotton fabric.  It’s rugged and tough and can withstand plenty of knocks. 
  • The fabric is pressure impregnated with Parrafin Wax to make it waterproof.  This means there’s no coating that could get rubbed off.  It also allows the fabric to breathe, so your belongings don’t “sweat”.
  • We source our 100% waterproof Cotton Duck from Halley Stephensons – they’ve been making it for 150 years, but their factory is state of the art to ensure perfect quality.
  • When rain hits the fabric, the outer cotton filaments swell, effectively closing up any gaps in the weave and around the stitching.  Combined with the barrier of wax, this very effectively stops the rain getting through.  It’s a system that has worked brilliantly for 200 years – waxed cotton really is the original performance fabric.
  • The fabric can easily be reproofed using reproofing wax available from Carradice.
  • The fabric can also be patched and repaired using a cotton duck repair kit available from Carradice.

Proudly designed and made in the UK.