Moore Large Large seatpack  £8.99

6/10

Dated design but still a good budget wedge pack

Weight 180g   Contact  www.todayscyclist.co.uk

by Shaun Audane   September 14, 2009  

Moore Large large seatpack

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Looking at Moore Large’s own brand seatpack, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d travelled back in time some twenty years. There’s no LED tab, a single, expandable compartment and very basic nylon construction but it remains serviceable enough for budget conscious riders needing a big pack.

Simple Velcro strapping snakes around the saddle rails and seatpost, eliminating sway. The corpulent single compartment cheerfully swallows two multi tools, tyre levers, spare tube, micro-type-training jacket, a multi function wrench, two tiny LEDs and a chocolate/energy bar of choice. The crude, yet effective internal nylon base adds further rigidity but you’ll have to mount your mini pump on the bottle cage or tote it in a jersey pocket as there’s no webbed strapping on the underside.

This design precludes delicates such as compact cameras unless very well packed as contents can rattle annoyingly-especially over lumpier surfaces and the fabric certainly isn’t waterproof. In fairness, tucked away beneath the saddle and on bikes with full length guards this isn’t a problem but several miles of wet forest trails left the material soggy so lining with a carrier bag is a sensible precaution. However, it does seem fairly receptive to machine washing should it become very grimy/smelly.

Checked periodically, the Velcro straps stay very secure but modern Klick-Fix brackets are more convenient, especially if you lock your bike in the street. While there's nothing fundamentally wrong with the bag, times have moved on and even budget shop brands offer LED tabs, quick release mounting brackets and easy-grip rubberised zippers as standard, and for similar money.

Verdict

Dated design but a worthy enough budget wedge pack

road.cc test report

Make and model: Moore Large Large seatpack

Size tested: n/a

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Moore Large's large seatpack is aimed at budget conscious riders needing a capacious under-saddle tool caddy.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Simple Nylon construction, one large, expandable zippered compartment with a reflective strip sewn into the back panel.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
6/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
6/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
6/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
7/10

180g

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
6/10
Rate the product for value:
 
6/10

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

The large wedge pack is a capacious tool caddy swallowing multi-tools, tyre levers, tubes, patch kit and lots more beside without suffering indigestion. Old fashioned nylon straps enable surprisingly secure sway-free mounting-even fully laden. However, basic materials and construction show their limits in wet weather and/or conditions.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

No-frills design and voluminous capacity.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Dated design.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? No

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Possibly

Overall rating: 6/10

About the tester

Age: 35  Height: 1m 81  Weight: 70 kilos

I usually ride: Rough Stuff Tourer Based around 4130 Univega mtb Frameset  My best bike is: 1955 Holdsworth Road Path and several others including cross & traditional road

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: cyclo cross, commuting, touring, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,

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