Silca launches BOA-equipped fast-packing bags - we put them to the test in 150 miles of sleet, hail and snow

Weatherproof, lightweight and with room for only the essentials, this minimalist setup delivers on execution

Silca's Grinta Roll-Top Bag for fast-packing
(Image credit: Billy Sinkford)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Weatherproof, stable and lightweight, Silca delivers wag- and weather-proof bags for the days when only minimal gear is required. The setup may be size-restrictive and spendy, but as with so many of Silca’s products, it’s executed really well.

Reasons to buy
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    BOA mounting system provides a secure, wag-free hold on the seat bag

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    Weatherproofing stood the test - contents remained dry

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    Handlebar features straps with a non-slip, scratch-preventing coating

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    Sleek design

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    Easy access

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    Handlebar bag features a removable rigid insert for shape

Reasons to avoid
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    Limited capacity

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    Concerns about durability of BOA mounting system

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Silca, a brand with a heritage dating back to 1917 Italy but now headquartered in Indiana, USA, is an intriguing company.

Its product line runs the gamut, as Silca seems to take various everyday cycling products and aims to improve them. From its iconic pumps to titanium bottle cages, tools, chain wax systems, tubeless sealant, and even aero socks, there's no telling what product Silca will release next. 

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