Partial Frame Bag
- Product Review (submitted on 24 March 2016):
I'm very happy to get my partial frame bag fitted onto my Genesis CDF for commuting to work each day.
Up to now I have been using panniers, but in an effort to slim down for the summer I opted for one of these. The difference is really noticeable! It produces way less drag than my panniers, is lighter, and it improves the bikes handling significantly as the load is carried centrally, and is much more stable. You really don't get any swing with this bag, it's really well secured and super stable on the frame.
It's obviously not nearly as large as the pannier I used before, but a clean set of shirt and underwear fit in there nicely alongside my generous portion of sandwiches. The only slight niggle I have is that the zip opening is not as big as it could be, making it a little awkward to get all my gear in, once it's through the hole though the space is fine, and the green lining is a nice touch!
The bag is put together nicely. It has a quality feel to it, and all the stitching looks solid. I've not tried out it's waterproof properties yet, so can't comment on that.