Fizik Saddle Pak Medium
Though Fizik makes other under-saddle storage options, here at Excel Sports, the standard Saddle Pak (Medium) is a staff and customer favorite. The lightweight, highly water resistant Cordura fabric is durable, and has reflective properties. A single sealed zipper with a long tab gives direct access to the storage space- in this case .6 liters. Simple rail and seatpost velcro straps make mounting/removing easy and quick.
The Medium offers storage for two tubes, a small CO2 inflator, tire levers, and few thin extras, which is perfect for most road rides. The bag is still compact and when fastened tightly, won't sway or move. The rear facing tab can be used for a clip-on light, and has reflective zones. In our experience, the Fizik Saddle Pak has been durable, easy-to-use, and requires little thought. In other words, perfect for what it is- a compact saddle bag that gets the job done.
- .6 L saddle bag with secure velcro straps for saddle rails and seatpost
- Lightweight, but durable Cordura material with reflective properties
- Bag is water resistant
- Sealed zipper keeps water out, has long pull for easy use
- Large back section opens to allow full bag access
- Tab on back for use of a clip-on light
- Reflective panels
- Perfect for 2 tubes, CO2, levers, and other small necessities
- Colors: Anthracite, Coal
AnonymousPosted on 4/29/2011 4:22:37 PM
Love this bag. It holds 2 tubes, co2(2) and tires levers and mini tool - then there is room left over for other tools or items. The material is reflective which is a bonus. One other note worthy feature is the velcro is in the right places so the bag is held securely to the seat and doesnt sag or move when riding.
AnonymousPosted on 3/26/2010 7:50:30 AM
Ive used mine for five years, no problems at all. It holds two road tubes, 4 CO2 cartridges, and a couple of tire tools no problem. Zipper works fine. The bag shows a tiny bit of wear where it contacts the seat post, but itll last for a few more years yet.
AnonymousPosted on 7/16/2008 4:48:41 PM
I have had repeated problems getting a bag to fit under my Arione saddle that does not rub against my legs when I ride. After consulting a salesperson at Excel, I was told that this bag would work. It looked well made also, so I bought it. Shortly into a long ride the next day, I realized that the saddle was rubbing the back of my legs with every pedal stroke. By the time I got home, I had a nice abrasion on my shorts and a used bag that couldnt be returned. I ride my saddle pretty far back, but still this came as a disappointment.
AnonymousPosted on 5/8/2007 10:18:32 PM
Ive had mine for 2 months, and I love it. I usually carry just 2 tubes, 1 big co2 catridge, 1 tire lever, some sort of nutrition like trail mix or gel, 5 dollar bill, and I clip my cell phone on the outside strap . I have not experianced a broken zipper i can only assume people are stuffing it too much. Great bag looks cool I recommend it.
AnonymousPosted on 8/24/2006 4:41:18 AM
Im on my third one of these b/c the zippers keep breaking. I like the design of the bag but the zippers are terrible!
AnonymousPosted on 4/1/2006 9:43:16 PM
The zipper broke after about three months ... I think I only opened the pack a handful of times. I like the size and the straps but the zipper is a joke.
AnonymousPosted on 3/14/2006 9:48:57 PM
This is a very nicely made small saddle bag. It is just big enough for what I put in it: a tube, patch kit, tire levers, multi-tool, and keys. it is not big enough for much else. A credit card and drivers license will fit, but not a whole wallet. My biggest gripe with the bag is the location of the zipper. It is located about an inch inward of the end of the bag. That means that when the bag is strapped to the saddle, the zipper can not simply be zipped and unzipped. I have to first undo the strap that attaches the bag to the saddle, unzip the bag, put in/take out what I want, and then re-attach the Velcro strap.
AnonymousPosted on 10/14/2005 2:20:12 PM
The pack is extremely compact & barely has enough room for the essentials (or the user needs to have a very limited definition of whats essential). Only can hold a tube, co2 cartridge, small multitool and a tire lever. No room for a cell phone or set of keys even after the list above is crammed in. Nice looking, however - especially under a Fizik saddle.