Many saddle bags include dividers and pockets for things like laptops and pens that can be carried easily in a messenger-style bag, so Blackburn designed the Local Saddle Bags to take advantage of their own large capacity by leaving them as open as possible.
The interiors boast a healthy capacity of 1585.62 cubic inches (26 liters), which is preserved as unfettered storage space for accommodating bulky items like bags of groceries that don't fit very well in more specialized, partitioned saddle bags or are nearly impossible to carry comfortably in backpacks. The saddle bags are made of durable, bright nylon in an earth-toned color scheme that stands out on the road.
Blackburn claims that the Local Saddle Bags are compatible with most standard bike racks, but mating them to Blackburn's own Interlock rack system adds additional security by means of a keyed lock. After dismounting, the bags can be carried by a handle or a shoulder strap. The bags include reflective elements and loops for attaching lights to help keep you visible in low-light conditions.
- Open space
- Bright orange color
- Compatible with most standard bike racks
- Carry handles
- Shoulder strap