Sometimes ‘Less is more’ when it comes to bike bags and having somewhere to stash a few tools and a bike repair kit under your seat is a ‘must have’ for any commuter
So here is our Two Wheel Gear commute seat pack review which provides a helpful 1.5L of extra storage.
(I do not do paid reviews, everything here is based on my own experience and I will only recommend top quality products)
Two Wheel Gear Commute Seat Pack – Review
Bag Features – Two Wheel Gear Commute Seat Pack
- 1.5 litres of storage
- Universal will fit any bike saddle
- Made of TPE Waterproof backed 600D Polyester
- Internal Organization with Key Clip
- Exterior Quick Access Pocket
- Reflective Design with Loops for Lights
- Can clip onto other Two Wheel Gear Products as part of modular system
Out of the Box – First Impressions
The bag comes attached to a cardboard placeholder which has basic instructions on the back with a few diagrams of how to attach to the bike.
All the bags from Two Wheel Gear I have reviewed have come in black which all match and come with the signature red drawstrings which look very cool and look like a ‘set’ when on the bike if you have any of their other gear.
Overall the look and feel of the bag is top quality which strikes you from the off-set. This is a premium product and you can tell this immediately.
The main compartment inside the bag is perfect for things like tools, repair kit or a roll up rain mac. There are also a few small pockets to stash away a few essentials including a key clip.
There is a very handy external pocket on the side of the pack which would be useful for something like a travel card or pass
Is it Waterproof?
The two wheel gear commute seat pack is Waterproof and made out of TPE Waterproof
Backed 600D Polyester. Even though the bag is partially protected from the elements as it is under the seat I have not had any issues with the contents inside being wet whatsoever.
As you can see in the picture, the zip has a good waterproof ‘seal’ which works well and is found on most Two Wheel Gear products.
Setup and Ease of use
I found this bag very easy to install and instructions although basic are pretty straight forward.
There is a single Velcro strap on the front which attached to the saddle stem and a strap which you thread through the underside of the seat bars. Simply clip together and tighten as required.
Storage and Compartments
The two wheel gear commute seat pack is a faily large under seat bike bag which provides 1.5L of storage and is bigger than most under seat bike bags. They claim that you can fit a mini pump in here, however mine was too long but I’m sure some would fit if needed.
When riding this under seat bike bag sits very secure and I have not had any issues with it coming loose, even over some off-road trails in the woods.
Below is a list of what I usually carry in this bag as a point of reference
- Puncture Repair Kit
- Alan Keys / Tools
- Rain Mack
What’s It Like On The Bike?
In my opinion this bag looks great on the bike and sits well under the seat.
I would say it does impede slightly onto the pannier rack, however unless you are carrying anything on top of the pannier rack this won’t be an issue as I have used with several panniers with no issues.
The bag is slightly upright so the contents do not fall out when you open it up.
Two Wheel Gear have come up with a genius design here where their bags have a special clip which attaches to some of their other bags like the pannier backpack. This modular design is very useful so you don’t need to carry the bag separately, it can be clipped on for convenience.
See in this example where I have clipped it onto my Pannier backpack.
There is another clip on the left-hand side of the backpack for other smaller bags like the Top tube Bag
Pros & Cons –
Two Wheel Gear Commute Seat Pack
- Very Easy to Attach
- 1.5 Litres of Extra Storage
- Perfect for tools
- Excellent Quality
- Modular Attachments
- Cant find any yet
Similar Product Comparison
The closest comparison I could find was the ROCKBROS Bike Saddle Bag which also has 1.5 litres of storage and was slightly cheaper from a cost perspective ( around $25)
After reading some reviews online, most people were happy with this product, however there seem to be some issues with excess material getting in the way of the zipper. This in some cases forced users to cut off excess material which is not good design.
The Two Wheel Gear Commute Saddle Pack really is a quality piece of equipment and their attention to detail never disappoints which in my view warrants the extra cost and is one of the best bycycle seat bags on the market right now in my view.
Final Thoughts – Two Wheel Gear Commute Seat Pack
Having reviewed several Two Wheel Gear Products to date, my ‘go to’ set up consists of the Pannier Backpack, the Top Tube Frame Pack and this Commute Saddle Pack, all of which just makes everything much easier having quick access to things like my Rain Mack or tools when needed without having to use up valuable pannier space.
If you are looking for a solid Under Seat Bike Bag then I strongly recommend this product as you will struggle to find anything out there that is as good quality for your daily commute.
I hope you found my Two Wheel Gear Commute Seat Pack Review helpful and I would love to hear your thoughts if you use this product or something similar so please drop me a message below.