Straight Cut Bagel Bar Bag review
The Straight Cut Bagel Bar Bag is small, perfectly made (by hand) and uses Voile's excellent Nano straps to give a rock-solid setup. The double zip is different from most similar bags and works really well.
The Bagel Bag is 200mm long and 120mm in diameter, which gives a useful volume of 2.2 litres.
It is handmade in Scotland, with the main outer fabric being Cordura 500D – abrasion-resistant nylon with a DWR (durable water-resistant) coating. It's lined with X-Pac VX21 (another nylon with DWR), and the double layer makes for a very tough, durable bag.
Straight Cut supplies two Voile Nano straps – skinny little polyurethane straps with rugged plastic buckles – for attachment, and they're absolutely fantastic.
The Bagel Bag has multiple attachment points and can be placed low enough to allow the use of an out-front GPS mount. It also has an elastic cord for looping around the head tube.
The details are neat. There's an elasticated pocket on either end which is perfect for empty wrappers, and multiple loop attachment points for strapping on lights pumps or even something like tent poles.
What really marks the Straight Cut Bagel Bar Bag out is its double zip opening which allows easy access for left or right-handed riders. The zip is YKK Aquaguard, and the inside stayed dry in rain during testing, and even when cleaning the bike using a hosepipe.
The construction and design of the bag are hard to fault, though the lack of reflective material seems an oversight.
Straight Cut also offers a full custom service, allowing any number of changes, including different fabrics, colours and fittings. The bespoke service costs £80.