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Topeak Backloader Seat Pack
BackLoader is a large capacity seat bag specially designed for bikepackers providing a streamlined way to carry gear without the need for a rear rack. The mounting system, in conjunction with compression straps, reduces the pendulum effect associated with large rear payloads, providing a comfortable ride for those long miles. 
 
Specification:
  • Lightweight, polyethylene/nylon construction
  • Water resistant bag with roll-top closures keeps cargo dry
  • Waterproof inner bag is included to keep contents completely dry
  • Air release system ensure bag remains compact
  • Quick release tool free mounting system
  • Safety light clip
  • 6L capacity / 50x16x15cm / 335g
  • 10L capacity / 60x20x18cm / 413g
  • 15L capacity / dimentions to follow from Manufacturer
Great seat pack with little sway when packed with a tent and camping mat (4.2kg total). It has mounting points underneath that allow you to attach a rear light then you roll the bag up.
15 litres version is a beast of a bag, but not in a bad sense. I use this to reduce weight of my backpack on commutes. The bag has a lot of external attachment spots for the times you need to overpack. Take care when packing, heavy stuff should go closest to the bike frame otherwise the bag will awing around whe pedalling hard. Long term durability remains to be seen as I've just recently bought mine.
Really pleased with the Topeak Backloader. High quality and easy to fit onto the seat post. Surprised just how much I can get into the bag as well. When cycling (road bike) The bag does naturally swing somewhat when climbing, but not as much as I thought it would. Really happy with this.
Well designed, well made, especially for the money! Very unobtrusive if loaded and tightened up properly, have only used it up to about two thirds it's full capacity so far and it has been extremely stable and looks and feels like it's gonna last a fair few years! Also good that you can leave it on bike and just pull out the dry bag with all your gear in.
This will be perfect. Just the right size and strong enough too.
Love it. Now I don't need a escort car because everything I need for a long ride fits in the seat pack
Great product. Great size for carrying my tent, trangia set and clothes. Inner bag is fantastic too, really happy with this! No saddle movement too! great service from Merlin.
I bought this back loader seat pack for my bike trip with my son this spring. There are some products made by other manufacturers, but I bought Topeak 16L for three reasons. It has built-in air release buttons to enable compression, reasonably priced, and favorable reviews from existing buyers around me. I have not tried it yet and I can not make these evaluations for the product at this time. Nevertheless, it is surely better than carrying heavy backpacks on our shoulders in long-distance bicycle trips.
Bought this saddle pack as I often purchase Topeak products for their great design and quality. I am extremely happy with the Backloader seat pack. It has very simple and secure fittings, the quality of the materials is very good and looks robust and it's great value for money compared with other makes. I will continue to buy Topeak products in the future for all these reasons.
Just starting my bikepacking adventures and this seat bag was perfect for my kit fits securely on the post and can be tensioned with ease, also a good price compared to other brands
Love this. Not using backpack and just use this is very liberating. I got the 15L and it's just great for carrying change of clothes, lunch, etc.
Terrific kit, holds much more than I thought. Quick and easy to assemble and feels really well made.
Well made and very useful for any occasion. Way better than having a back pack on a long ride.
Excellent item. Used this weekend for a ride with an overnight stop. Good mounting system. Pretty stable. Limited impact on handling and aero. Will probably buy more of this system.
Perfect size for work shoes & a bit of lunch. Fixing is good and should be sturdy enough for some lighter bike packing when needed. Much cheaper than the alternatives, especially with the included dry bag.
Good quality product as expected from Topeak. Easy to fit, stores quite a lot (could probably get a pair of shoes and change of clothes in here, as well as tools, phone, wallet. Am not convinced this is much better than Chichester versions that cost half the price. For touring would advise the 10L although the 6L looks more balanced.
Bought the 10l version really happy with the main bag plenty of room for my needs. The dry bag however if used does leave a lot of empty space in the bag it's a shame because I like the design of the dry bag with the airport valve on. If you don't fill these type of saddle bags up that's when you get wobble issues. I've since used it with my own dry bag and without packed it down tight and no wobble issues at all.
First off, this item was a great price on Merlin's website. The item itself is very well made and, at 6 litres, is the perfect size for what I needed, but also can be easily adjusted with the cinch straps. Fixing is secure and the included dry bag has a novel "air dump" valve to help keep the size down when you use the roll-top enclosure. If its dry you can leave the dry bag at home to keep the weight down. Brilliant, versatile bit of kit at a cracking price. Recommended.