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Topeak Wedge DryBag Waterproof Saddle Bag

19 Mar

You might not carry a lot in your saddle bag, but I imagine that whatever you do carry you would like to keep dry. I ride in all weather conditions and that means I spend more than my fair share of time cycling in the rain. Most seat bags will keep their contents dry during a light shower, but very few bags are really waterproof. A few months ago I put a Topeak Wedge DryBag waterproof saddle bag on the bike I use to ride in the rain and my opinion of this bag can be summed up in one word: Awesome!

Topeak Wedge DryBag Waterproof Seat Bag

Topeak Wedge DryBag Waterproof Saddle Bag

The Topeak Wedge DryBag is constructed from 210 denier and 420 denier nylon waterproof fabric and has sonically welded seams to keep the rain out. Not only does this bag keep the rain out, but it is incredibly easy to clean up. I sometimes ride off-road trails during rainstorms and the knobby tires on my mountain bikes kick up a lot of mud. Washing muddy clothes is pretty easy (I have a great wife), but getting the mud off most saddle bags is nearly impossible. If your Topeak Wedge DryBag gets muddy you can clean it off with a water hose as you are rinsing off your bike (you don’t even have to take it off your bike).

Review View Of The Topeak Wedge DryBag

Roll Closure On The Topeak Wedge DryBag

The zippers on most seat bags allow water to seep into your bag and they also get clogged up by mud. Instead of zippers the Topeak Wedge DryBag uses a roll closure with a Velcro strip, and after the flaps are rolled up the bag is secured with a buckle on both sides. Topeak offers this bag with two different mounting styles: nylon straps that wrap around your seat rails or Topeak’s QuickClick™ System that makes it easier to attach or remove the bag. The rear flap on the bag has a clip so you can attach your favorite taillight.

The DryBag comes in three different sizes. The smallest bag has a 36 cubic inch (.6 L) storage capacity; the medium bag has 61 ci (1 L) capacity; the large bag has 91.5 ci (1.5 L) of interior space.

The Topeak Wedge DryBag is available at most bicycle shops and retails for between $40 to $50, depending on the size and mounting style. This product also comes with a limited 2-year warranty against manufacturer defects (keep your receipt).

 

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8 responses to “Topeak Wedge DryBag Waterproof Saddle Bag

  1. The Oasis Projekt

    March 21, 2012 at 1:50 AM

    Hi! Thanks for liking my post on my blog…I appreciate that! I bounced over to see what yours was about…and bookmarked it! Great stuff here! You have a very functional and well designed blog. Thank you for working so hard on it!

    Dug

    http://tr4f.wordpress.com

     
  2. kassiastclair

    March 21, 2012 at 4:54 AM

    My brother would love this – now I know what to get him for his birthday!

     
  3. H.W.

    March 23, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Perfect. no more rusty multi-tools. This should be standard issue for NW riders.

     
  4. Ian Street

    March 24, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    this will go down well over the pond where rain and mud is not unusual ! Thanks for popping by my blog again recently and liking my post Riding into the Firing Line, Cheers Ian

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      March 24, 2012 at 10:33 PM

      Ian, I liked this bag so well that I’ve bought three of them! Had to go with the large size for my mountain bikes since the spare inner tube takes up so much room.

       
  5. Tim

    October 25, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    You said “Washing muddy clothes is pretty easy (I have a great wife), but getting the mud off most saddle bags is nearly impossible.”

    A wife to do your laundry? You cant talk like that, bro. Man up, and do the laundry yourself from now on. Like how you clean your own bike.

     
    • All Seasons Cyclist

      October 25, 2013 at 3:37 PM

      My dear wife and I have an agreement: I don’t mess around in your kitchen or laundry room and she shays out of my garage (this makes for a happy marriage). :)

       

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