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For the coffee addicted cyclist
As cyclists, we drink copious amounts of coffee. If we could, we'd buy it in 25 pound burlap bags straight from the grower. Instead we, like everyone else, purchase small one pound bags, week after week. Having thrown out enough bags to wallpaper a sizeable room, Tate Labs, yet another group of coffee-infused cyclists, designed the Bar Fly Hopper Saddle Bag to put them to good use.
- Item #TAT000E
- Q & A
Turn anything into a Saddle Bag
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Mine came with a bonus coffee bag that you can easily turn into a saddle bag. Otherwise, just throw a tube and CO2 in the hopper and ride your bike.
Gets the job done
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've been using the hopper for a few weeks and I like nearly everything about it. Rather than stuff my man purse in the center jersey pocket I use the strap to secure it under my saddle. This setup great during long winter training rides when I want to carry extra food or clothing layers in that pocket.
My review would have been a 5/5 but....
When I first saw the hopper at Sea Otter Classic it was accompanied by a very nice coffee bag, made from a material similar to reusable grocery bags. That's what I was expecting with the hopper. Unfortunately the little paper coffee bag that came with my hopper was rubbish.
In the attached picture you can see the out-of-focus manpurse I'm carrying in my hopper.
Other than the pouch letdown, this strap is getting the job done. I especially like that it affixes entirely to the saddle rails and there is no velcro around the seat post to scuff up the inside of my bibshorts. Let's hope the strap system lasts and lasts.
Great Minimalist Idea
Because it wraps around a coffee bag, this saddle bag is the size you want it to be. I bought it for my wife who does not like having her spares tucked in her jersey. It looks great on the bike and very compact.