Altura Speed seatpack£12.99

Mini carrier

BikeRadar score4/5

This simple seatpack comes in three different sizes; the smallest of them just about big enough for a spare inner tube, a set of tyre levers and a puncture repair kit.

We tested the medium model too (£14.99), and had extra space to stash a multi-tool and an energy bar with careful packing and a bit of persuasion.

Velcro straps hold it in place firmly enough, while a rubber LED mount and plenty of reflective trim add night-riding safety.

It’s not waterproof but the nylon fabric manages to keep the worst of road spray out. The seatpack is available in blue/black and grey/black options too.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 52
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9"
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK
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