We put Evoc's mid-sized saddle bag to the test
To be honest, there’s not that much to say about the Evoc saddle bag, but for as something as simple as a saddle bag, maybe that’s a good thing, as it ticks all the boxes you’d want from such a piece of kit.
Evoc makes saddle bags in three different sizes. If you want something small just to carry an inner tube and some tyre levers, then the Race saddle bag is for your, while if you want to have all the bases covered, then the bigger Tour model is the best option. And sitting between the two is this, the plain old Evoc saddle bag, with its 0.7 litre capacity and its 12x8x7.5cm dimensions.
What this basically mans is that the Evoc saddle bag is, for what I take on a ride at least, perfectly proportioned. Fully loaded, I found that there was enough space for two inner tube, a set of tyre levers, a multi-tool and a chain tool, with no vacant space for everything to bounce around and rattle every time I went over a bump.
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Attaching the Evoc saddle bag is dead easy, with simply two Velcro straps looping around the saddle rails and then another that goes around the seatpost. This might be a no-frills setup, but it can’t be faulted when it comes to keeping the saddle bag firmly in place, and I never had any problems with it swaying from side to side or coming out of place to rub against the inside of my leg. However, I would have liked to see a slightly longer Velcro strap at the front to make it compatible with aero seatposts.
As is the case with most Evoc kit, the saddle bag looks great too. It is available in three different colours (black, red, and, as we’ve got here) blue, all of which looks very smart and can be easily cleaned too.
The only fault I can find with the Evoc saddle bag is that while the Tour model can boast complete waterproofing, this standard model is only water-repellent, meaning that my multi-tool and chain breaker did begin to get a bit rusty over time.
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The Evoc saddle bag might not be waterproof, but that's the only thing I can say against it. It's easy to fit, looks great, and is the perfect size to carry all the essentials that you take on every ride.