Waterproof EVA foam bag / Waterproof silicone hood / Two-way zips / 3M Scotchlite reflectors / Quick-release saddle mount / Also available in 0.4L XS and 1.0L medium sizes
Lyon Equipment 015396 25493 or www.lyon.uk
Waterproof bike bag manufacturer Ortlieb introduces the Mudracer, its latest take on the faithful seat wedge. Consisting of a fairly generous 0.7-litre capacity despite the ‘small’ tag, a silicone rubber gaiter stretches snugly over the moulded EVA outer. It has perfect dimensions for snugly stowing a lumpy Blackburn System X6 battery in the dry, helped by the fully zipped, fabric hinged opening. The bag uses an established quick-release clamping method via a three-bolt rail attachment and robust plastic bag fixing. A waterproof strap gives it a stabilising purchase around the seatpost. Backpacks have rather left behind bike-attached bags, but for specialist lighting application or a rust-free auxiliary spares compartment during overloaded epics, the Mudracer is the best we’ve seen in a while.
MBR RATING: 9/10