SealLine Urban Backpack Organizer  £12.99

5/10

A somewhat expensive way to stop small items getting lost in your SealLine backpack.

Weight 140g   Contact  www.seallinegear.com

by Dan Joyce   July 1, 2013  

Seal Line Internal Pocket

If you have a SealLine Urban Backpack, then this Organizer does what it says on the tin, but it's a bit pricy for what it is. Why not include it with the packs?

The best thing about this SealLine Urban Backpack Organizer is the way it fits into the SealLine Urban backpack (either Small or Large). You detach the internal stiffer from the backpack, slide the Organizer over the top of the stiffener, then refit the stiffener to the bag. It's simple, secure, and tool-, zip- and stud-free. So it shouldn't break any time soon.

The Organizer fits only into SealLine Urban Backpacks. It's roughly 25cm square and made of nylon. There are some pen pockets, a zipped mesh pocket, and two open pockets, one small, one large. There's also a keyring on a lanyard, long enough to reach out of the bag, so you can carry small items without having them rattling around loose at the bottom of the bag.

Whether this will be useful to you depends on how you use backpacks. I use them exclusively for short trips, so my keys, phone and wallet are in the pockets of my jeans. If you ride in clothing without pockets (lycra? a skirt?), I guess you might appreciate the Organizer.

It's a shame that the Organizer is not included with the Urban Backpack, especially the £99.99 large version. I'd balk at spending another £13 on this, and would just chuck a couple of jiffy bags into an unOrganized backpack if I needed to divide the load. But it does do its job well enough.

Verdict

A somewhat expensive way to stop small items getting lost in your SealLine backpack.

road.cc test report

Make and model: SealLine Urban Backpack Organizer

Size tested: Black/Grey/Orange

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?

Cascade Designs say:

This handy add-on slips easily into your Urban Backpack making it simple to keep things organized and accessible. It features a large main pocket with extended key lanyard, a small slash pocket with pen slots, and a zippered mesh pocket for keeping all the loose stuff tight.

Easy Fit: Slides easily onto the frame sheet of any Urban Backpack

Stay Organized: Includes mesh zip-pocket, pen slots and two open pockets

Long Key Lanyard: Lets you find and use your keys easily without unclipping them

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

25x28cm, nylon, made in China

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
7/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
6/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for value:
 
4/10

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

It holds the little things you put in there. The zip pocket is the most useful.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Key lanyard.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Price.

Did you enjoy using the product? It was okay.

Would you consider buying the product? No.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? To those who lose small items in their backpack, yes.

Overall rating: 5/10

About the tester

Age: 42  Height: 1.78m  Weight: 65kg

I usually ride: Ridgeback Solo World fixed wheel  My best bike is: Planet X Pro Carbon Track (with front brake)

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

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, touring, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,

 

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