Simple seatpack that'll hold all your ride essentials securely

This is a pretty straightforward seatpack that securely straps in place around your saddle rails and seatpost with easy-to-use Velcro fastenings. Our medium sized version (£14.99) swallows up a spare inner tube, multi-tool, puncture repair kit, tyre levers and even an 18cm mini-pump without much trouble – in other words, all the gubbins you’re likely to need to keep you on the road.

It’s not waterproof but the tough fabric keeps dirt and most road spray out while a rubber LED mount and plenty of reflective material help ensure you’re seen at night. It’s available in black/red, black/blue and black/grey colour options, and also available in small (£12.99) and large (£16.99) versions.


Simple seatpack that'll hold all your ride essentials securely

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Make and model: Altura Speed seatpack

Size tested: Small

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Did you enjoy using the product? It does the job just fine – no problems

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 36  Height: 184cm  Weight: 74kg

I usually ride: Specialized Tarmac Pro  My best bike is: Van Nicholas Aeolus

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

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been technical editor for eight years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.


amazon22 [296 posts] 8 years ago

The Topeak ones are are cheaper and are top quality - I doubt f the Altura has anything better to offer.