eoGEAR Zippered SeatBag™ 4.8
This bag is an evolution of our popular 2.3 SeatBag. We took the 2.3 and made it taller and thicker, providing over twice the capacity. This is a new in-between size bag — not as large as full-size RandoBags, but yet, much larger than your typical wedge bag.
The bag attaches in two places to your bike: one, to any round seat post up to 35mm in diameter with an integral clamp (made by SKS/Germany) and two, using a pair of Velcro-like straps to the rails of your saddle. It is very quick to attach and detach.
FEATURES—This bag has one main compartment and two outside pockets. This bag has a built-in clamp for use on round seat posts (made by SKS Germany). It will not attach to oval posts. This bag is similar to an internal frame backpack as it has a built-in HDPE framesheet and has a compression strap, for reducing the size of the bag when contents are removed. This strap also keeps the bag from swaying when it is loaded down. Although the bag is designed to work only only on round seatposts, we have an informal foam adapter for use on aero post. E-mail Richard for details.
MAIN COMPARTMENT—Holds a small jacket, arm warmers, spare tire, repair kit and snacks. It has an easy-to-use horseshoe-shaped zipper that is water-repellent (it is chemically treated).
OUTSIDE POCKETS—The outside zippered pocket is a good spot to store cash and I.D. It will hold the optional vinyl wallet (# 4915) or a brevet card. Also included is a lanyard for your keys. It has a pair of pleats in the fabric to accommodate bulkier items without interfering with the volume of the main compartment. On the right side is a mesh pocket with an elastic top.
CONSTRUCTION—The exterior of the bag is constructed of rugged 400-denier Nylon Pack cloth or 420-denier Ripstop Nylon fabric (with a water-repellent coating on the inside of the fabric; we don't use cheap polyester fabrics like some imported bags). The main compartment has heavy-duty #8 water-repellent zipper. The outside of the bag has reflective strips for use in dim light or night riding. On the back of the bag, near the label is a pair of D-rings (unlike the photos), for attaching extra gear like a stuff sack for a rain jacket etc.
1) The back (label-side) of the bag has four attachment points for attaching the eoGEAR Piggy-back Pocket 2.5. This will enable you to carry another 2.5 liters of gear. (But it will hang out a little more, so you will have less clearance above your rear tire.)
2) Alternatively, an Equinox Horizontal Pack Pocket can be attached on the front side of the bag yielding about a liter of storage space: ideal for crushable items like a pair of glasses, an extra tube or a very lightweight vest. Ideally this pouch will attach to the side D-rings. Older models of the 4.8 do not have this feature, but it can be added in the field as a free upgrade (please ask).
COLORS—Currently available only in black and dark gray as shown, but other colors may be available by special order (inquire via e-mail).
Bike Frame Compatibility
The Integral Seatpost Adapter attaches to any round post up to about 35mm in diameter. It will not to attach to an oval seatpost. The straps attach to any typical saddle including wide rail suspended leather saddles like Brooks or Rivet.
When attaching the bag to your bag, first attach the clamp/strap to the seatpost. Be sure that this clamp has LOT of tension on it; it should snap shut with an audible click. The majority of the bag weight should be on the seatpost clamp and NOT on the Velcro seat rail straps. The clamp is made from Delrin...it looks like plastic and has a rubber lining, so it can’t damage carbon-fiber posts. I have used it on three of my road bikes, all of which have carbon-fiber post for several years now...no problem. See this page for more details or our How To page to download the PDF instruction sheet which ships with new products.
Weight (with integral SKS seatpost adapter): 338 g (12.0 oz.)
Volume: 4.8 liters (292 cu in) including the outside pocket
Dimensions (HxWxD): 23 x 16.5 x 13 cm (9 x 6.5 x 5.1")
eoGEAR SKU # 3048-GIA
Designed & Crafted in USA