Vintage Bicycle Bags
Joad Sportz Supplies
Saddlebag, Bike Packs, Canvas Bicycle Bags
The Zimbale bag range is as handsome as the Carradice Barley and made with the same degree of quality. The stitching is excellent and the leather has a nice feel to it. The colours are slightly more saturated than on the Carradice: the fabric is a deeper and brighter green, and the leather is a darker and redder brown.
Structurally, the Zimbale bags differs from the Carradice Barley in several ways - the first being its folded long flap. The folded flap design allows the bag to expand when over-stuffed. Carradice offers this flap on some of its larger models, but not on the 8L Barley. Another difference is the Zimbale's two "D-rings" that allow the attachment of a strap, so that the bag can be removed from the bike and worn over the shoulder.
Finally, unlike Carradice, Zimbale has a closure system where the metal buckles are supplemented by an eyelet-and-rivet system that makes opening and closing the bag faster and easier.
One nice option offered by Zimbale in both the 7L and the 11L size is the camera insert.
, Canvas Bicycle Bags
, Carradice Saddle Bag
, Handle Bar Bag Zimbale
, Leather Saddle Bag
, Retro Bicycle Saddle Bag
, Retro Bike Bag