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The Cadet Saddlebag is the same size as the Nelson Saddlebag but without the external pockets. It has leather patches on the lined lid so that extra loads can be lashed on. The saddlebag comes with 3 leather straps to attach it to the seat post and bag loops on the saddle. All of our saddlebags can be made without leather content - we substitute recycled firehose material instead.

Disclaimer - Colour shade may vary due to materials supply.  Colour/design of lining and reflector may vary.

 

Want a saddle bag, but your saddle doesn't have bag loops?

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Originals Cadet Saddlebag

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The Cadet Saddlebag is the same size as the Nelson Saddlebag but without the external pockets. It has leather patches on the lined lid so that extra loads can be lashed on. The saddlebag comes with 3 leather straps to attach it to the seat post and bag loops on the saddle. All of our saddlebags can be made without leather content - we substitute recycled firehose material instead.

Disclaimer - Colour shade may vary due to materials supply.  Colour/design of lining and reflector may vary.

 

Want a saddle bag, but your saddle doesn't have bag loops?

Quality Manufacturing

Carradice's commitment to making quality bike bags begins with meticulous craftsmanship in their UK workshop. They use robust, locally sourced materials like waxed cotton duck, delivering durability and water resistance. Expert artisans hand-cut and stitch each bag, ensuring precision and longevity. Rigorous quality control guarantees that every Carradice bag meets the highest standards and is ready to take on whatever journeys our customers have in store..

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Journey towards sustainability

Carradice bags exemplify sustainable manufacturing through their commitment to quality, durability, and eco-conscious practices. Crafted in the UK since 1932, these iconic bike bags use locally sourced materials, reducing carbon footprint. Their timeless design and repairability ensure a long lifespan, minimizing waste and promoting a greener cycling future. Our roof mounted solar panels help power our lighting and sewing machines.

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Handmade in the UK

Our bags are carefully made by our skilled team and put to the test in Nelson. We oversee every part of making them to make sure they meet our high standards and are fit to leave the factory.

Lifetime Warranty

We believe in our products so much that we offer a lifetime guarantee against all defects in materials and workmanship if there's an issue, we've got it covered and will make it right.

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When you shop with us, your order is sent directly from our UK-based factory where it was crafted. All EU orders are now sent from our EU warehouse in France. All orders are shipped by tracked mail or courier.

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Charles
Cadet: One of the only classic bags to fit between handlebars

Very happy with my Cadet so far, which I use as a front bag positioned between my 42cm wide handlebars. I manage to fit a complete repair kit, rain jacket and trousers, food and extra changing clothes. Perfect for long distance.
I plan to use is in combination with the camper long flap for bike packing.

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Fergus 4881
One happy commuter

Took a punt on this bag as I have a relatively long commute (30kms), and need to take my laptop. I've tried rucksacks (can get too hot), panniers (feels like overkill- especially in crosswinds), so had my eye on a Carradice system for a while. Going with a saddlebag looked to be quite an aero setup- keeping my back free of load, but with the bag 'tucking in' under my saddle for admittedly marginal gains.
The cadet fits my 15" laptop, spares for a mechanical, and a spare shirt without problem. I'm probably knocking on the door of the 5 / 6kgs limit of the classic saddle bag rack (fixed via the adaptor loops to a fizik aliante), but I enjoy being able to uncouple the whole bag and rack system- if I just fancy a blast out on the bike without luggage.
I avoided the side pockets of the other bags as I wanted the bag to sit behind the width of my backside, which this does just about! Its a great bag- and would definitely do a great job for short tour or day trip.
After some fettling to get the set up right, I can say I'm really happy with it. The quality of the bag is very good, and in my humble opinion, looks great with my tan walls and ti frame.
I have absolutely no qualms recommending. Thank you Carradice.