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Straight Cut Top Tube Bag review

The Straight Cut Top Tube Bag is a large, easy to use and very sturdy design that can store loads. Good water resistance and multiple fixing options make it a very versatile option.

Straight Cut produces just one size as standard, which is approximately 1.1 litres in volume—that’s quite sizeable for a top tube bag.

Under the bag are five different top tube attachment points, which should ensure whatever bike you have this will fit around cable stops or anything else. The bag also has a large and easy to use cable entry port on the front section.

Straight Cut Top Tube Bag RCCR 2

The construction is faultless with very strong stitching throughout, excellent materials and a waterproof zip with garage area. Another nice touch is a glow-in-the-dark zip puller, which can make access a little easier on night rides. When empty, or near empty, the zip is still easy to open and close with one hand, as the bag holds its shape pretty well.

While the bag cannot be technically classified as waterproof, due to the cable port, the zip and the fabrics are waterproof and no water got in during our testing—consider it extremely water resistant.

Overall the design, construction and performance of this bag are really excellent. The wide base could potentially be an issue to some riders who pedal with knees close to knocking, but otherwise it just works well. It's extremely weatherproof and a handy size.