Goldback V1 Large

**Please Note**  These bags are made-to-order and current turnaround time is 6-8 weeks.


The Goldback is a tough, versatile and capacious camping saddlebag inspired by the British saddlebag designs of yore. It’s attachment method uses an internal wooden dowel where larger 15” Voile straps pass through holes to allow a secure attachment to saddle loops. For a larger bag like this, having the buckle of the larger Voile strap on the inside of the bag (see mounting video) allows a snug and tight fit to the saddle that eliminates unwanted sway. Though ideal for mounting to the saddle loops, this bag can easily be mounted to the handlebars as well. If you plan to use the bag only for handlebar mounting, the Goldback V2 is the best. The large's capacity is 22 liters, which can be crammed to about 28 liters.


If you’re running it rackless, you’ll need at least 11.5” from the handlebar/saddle loops down to the tire. If you have a rack platform, it’ll need to be 8”~11” below the strap point. For bag dimensions & sizing information please see sizing info-graphic above or download it here.


Goldback Large Features:

  • Expandable long-flap lid adds 5-10 liter dry-bag capacity.

  • Plenty of strap points on the back of the bag to attach to stem/head-tube on the front or seatpost on the back.

  • Lash to rack platforms with three strips of webbing on underside of bag.

  • Overall dimensions are 17.5~21.5”W (side pockets flat/full)x 11.5”H x 7”D. Main compartment dimensions 13.5"W x 11.5"H x 7"D.

  • 2 side pockets, 1L each (fits two 20 oz. cans)

  • Internal dowel at main strap points is a traditional way to construct these bags, it gives the bag great stability and shape. 
  • External lower dowel sleeves in rack webbing (see photos) which helps prevent the bag from folding over the head tube, which reduces sway, increases rigidity and tire clearance.

  • Hypalon panel on underside and back at all attachment points. Very good against abrasion.

  • Interior liner is 400 denier waterproof-coated packcloth, or for $10 more you can have X-pac.

  • Weight of bag, rigid liner & two dowels,

    • Waxed Canavs 2lbs. 12oz.

    • X-Pac/Cordura 2lb 4~6oz

  • Sewn in Tucson, AZ


Goldback Large Need to Knows:

  • Strapping the bag tightly on the handlebars to a stem's faceplate can cause abrasion - different faceplates and bolts can rub in different ways - so consider the foam spacers to give some space between.

  • If you plan on running a front rack for support, some recommended options are Nitto Mark's, Simworks Obento or the Potluck.

  • If using 15" Voile straps on saddle attachment, you'll need to wrap the strap an additional time around the dowel so the holes align with the buckle.

  • The bag does not claim to be fully waterproof. However, I do my best to weather-proof bag through material choice and construction. If you need items to be fully-waterproof, use lightweight & affordable dry bags.

  • When attached to handlebars like drop bars or flat/riser MTB bars, cable and hose lengths may need to be adjusted.

  • Fabric may be scruffed/wrinkled, and/or have pencil marks due to the assembly process. There's nothing wrong with the fabric, apply heat to restore color on waxed canvas and the pencil marks are water soluble so they will fade away in time.


Bag Includes:

  • HDPE rigid liner

  • Two Birch Dowels

  • Two BXB Voile Straps - 15” long, aluminum buckle

  • ¾” nylon strap with cam buckle.

Goldback V1 Large

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