The Lezyne Pod Caddy is a semi-rigid Caddy that is compact, lightweight and designed to carry cycling essentials. The seamlessly molded EVA foam halves, durable nylon cover and water resistant zipper protect contents. The clamshell pod design opens to provide easy access while an internal mesh divider keeps items in place. It is available in two sizes (M and S) and is equipped with the QR Mounting System.$27.49-$29.99 buyLezyne Pod Caddy M Quick Release £25.99
Saddle bags are a useful accessory but can often ruin the look of a nice bike; a baggy material with velcro straps wrapped around multiple surfaces. The Lezyne Pod Caddy does away with straps and baggyness, creating a saddle rail mounted hard shell case.
In-line with what I've come to expect from Lezyne, it's a stylish and well made bag that will not look out of place on a high value bike. I was looking forward to testing it on my Giant TCR, as with its aero post, fitting a standard saddle bag proved cumbersome and I also wanted something I could easily remove when racing. Unfortunately the Pod didn't fit either: the rail mounting interfered with the seat-post clamp.
Granted the TCR has quite a bulky rail clamp but it is something to consider when buying on of these. I have my saddle on the limit of set-back, offering the maximum amount of rail to the Pod and still couldn't get it on. You need to have a good amount of horizontal rail area for the clamp as you won't be able clip the Pod on if it's on the curve at all.
So, with it not fitting my road bike I mounted it on the mountain bike. I decided it would offer a better test for stability of the Pod anyway, getting rocked around off-road.
With only support from the top, you might be concerned that it would wobble or become loose. Thanks to a well designed and solid support this isn't the case however. Fully loaded with a tube, multi-tool and a few other bits, the Pod is still held fast and was not noticeable during riding. The bag clips into the mount with a confident 'clunk' and isn't come to come out until you want it to. The Pod is a EVA foam moulded construction with Nylon cover and is water resistant, certainly more resistant than most soft material bags but after forgetting to take it off during a bike cleaning I can say that it isn't going to keep things 100% dry.
Onto the main sell of any saddle bag, the Pod's design makes it one of the easiest to load and unload from. A zipper runs around three sides of the case, allowing it to open like a clam shell. You then have full access so you're not removing everything to get the change that has fallen to the bottom at the cafe stop. A netted partition stops things falling out when the lower opens. The zip also features a large finger loop to avoid any fumbling around with cold hands.
We had both the S and M sizes on test and the difference in size isn't massive but with the M i'd say you can get two road tubes in rather than one (or one MTB tube in my case), along with a tyre lever and multi-tool. It's a good size - not too big to look odd perched under the saddle - and for an extra £2 probably the size I'd go for. We also had both the black and the white colours and I'd say the black is subtle - as you want from a saddle bag - but is purely taste.
I really like the Lezyne Caddy Pod, I've used a few saddle bags in my time and reckon this is the most stylish, whilst remaining practical. That makes it more of shame that I couldn't fit it on my race bike, whether you'll have the saddle rail access is something to consider before buying. The S and M retail at £23.99 and £25.99 respectively and although there are cheaper options I don't feel it over priced for what is a tidier saddle bag option for most that isn't going to cause any paint rub.View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.lezyne.com/en/products/organizers/caddys-qr?_escaped_fragment_=pod-sacoches#sigProGalleria2302969c73weight : S 120g | M135g
dimensions : S 125x75x60 mm | M 145x90x65mm
CARGO : S 18.3in³ | 0.30L / M 29in³ | 0.48LQuick ReleaseQR mounting system utilizes a Composite Matrix hard mount for toolless installation and removal with the push of a button for quick Caddy transitions between bikes.Weather ResistantOrganizers constructed with durable and water resistant materials that are strategically placed to protect your belongings.
The Lezyne Micro Caddy QR is a compact, aero shaped Caddy that attaches to the seat rails with the QR mounting system. Labeled, cycling-specific organizational pockets keep all accessories in place for when they are needed. It is made of durable woven nylon fabrics, water resistant zippers, and reflective logo and stripes aid rider visibility. Two sizes (M and S) allow the rider to choose just the right sized Caddy. An easily accessible, external multi-tool compartment allows for quick adjustments.$22.49-$27.94 buyView the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.lezyne.com/en/products/organizers/caddys-qr?_escaped_fragment_=pod-sacoches#sigProGalleria485484a4caweight : S 120g | M130g
dimensions : S 140x55x55 mm | M 145x55x80mm
CARGO : S 13.7in³ | 0.23L / M 24.4in³ | 0.40LQuick ReleaseQR mounting system utilizes a Composite Matrix hard mount for toolless installation and removal with the push of a button for quick Caddy transitions between bikes.OrganisationCycling specific organizational pockets for tools, tire repair and other essentials are integrated into the caddy to keep items in place and easy to find.Weather ResistantOrganizers constructed with durable and water resistant materials that are strategically placed to protect your belongings.
The Lezyne M Caddy QR is a medium sized, wedge-shaped Caddy is designed to carry just the right amount of tire repair for most rides. The QR mounting system attaches the Caddy to the saddle rails.around the seat post. Durable woven nylon fabrics, a water resistant zipper and reflective tail light loop make this caddy ready for all weather. The main compartment features neoprene pockets for organizing tire repair and money. It also has an easily accessible, external compartment for a medium sized multi-tool.$25.99 buyLezyne M Caddy Quick Release £21.99
The Lezyne M Caddy Quick Release is a very neat and useful saddle-bag.
Lezyne have a range of small bags that fit under your saddle, including this M Caddy QR. The M stands for medium, and the QR stands for quick release. It's perfectly sized for carrying all the kit you need for a day out - and you can attach it to your bike (and take it off again) very quickly indeed.
Most saddle-packs attach to the saddle rails with straps and Velcro, but as this Caddy is the quick release version there's a plastic bracket that bolts to the saddle rails, and the bag has a small plastic socket on top, which clips onto (and off) the bracket in a matter of moments.
The clip holds the bag tight, so it doesn't need a second strap to go round the seat post. It also means the bag hangs out behind the saddle, rather than directly under it, which is especially useful for anyone that finds some saddle-bags rub against the backs of their thighs when cycling.
There's plenty of room in the bag for a spare inner-tube, plus levers, patches, CO2 canister, keys, money and an energy bar. If you keep your food in your pocket (and you're a pessimist when it comes to punctures), there's just enough room for two lightweight tubes and two canisters, plus levers and patches.
The main part of the bag is made from tough nylon fabric. There are three internal pockets (made from softer neoprene, so slightly padded) which hold tyre levers and other bits of kit to prevent chafing the inner tube. There's also a very handy external pocket designed to carry a multi-tool.
The zip and access flap at the back of the bag are water resistant, but not waterproof, which means you'll still need to dry out your stuff after a ride in the rain.
Other features include a loop of tape for clipping a rear light onto, but it's too thin to hold the light firmly, meaning the light shines downwards rather than straight back out towards approaching cars. Other manufacturers such as Topeak use much thicker tape on the back of their saddle-packs which hold rear lights in a much better position.
The M Caddy QR's full retail price is £21.99 but you can find it for just under £20 at your LBS or the usual on-line stores. It's usually a couple of quid more than the standard M Caddy with the Velcro straps that go round saddle rails and seat post.View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://www.lezyne.com/en/products/organizers/caddys-qr?_escaped_fragment_=pod-sacoches#sigProGalleriaa935edd1deweight : 115g
dimensions : 130x50x80mm
CARGO : 30.5in³ | 0.50LQuick ReleaseQR mounting system utilizes a Composite Matrix hard mount for toolless installation and removal with the push of a button for quick Caddy transitions between bikes.OrganisationCycling specific organizational pockets for tools, tire repair and other essentials are integrated into the caddy to keep items in place and easy to find.Weather ResistantOrganizers constructed with durable and water resistant materials that are strategically placed to protect your belongings.