Buyer’s guide: saddlebag essentials

What's in your saddlebag?

Significant others

They’re the essentials and we rarely take – or need – anything else in a saddlebag. If riding a long sportive then we may use a slightly larger saddlebag to accommodate two tubes. Some riders like to take a spare chain link and cable, while zip ties can be used to make a variety of roadside fixes. We always take identification, but this is, along with a mobile phone and house key, is normally kept in a zipped jersey or packet pocket.

A mobile phone is best kept in your jersey or jacket pocket

What’s in your saddlebag? Tell us in the forum.

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