Zefal Z Adventure saddle bags

Fitting large saddle bags to a road or gravel bike has become the done thing in terms of cycling adventure as doing so alleviates the need for heavy racks and unsightly rack bosses. Zefal, meanwhile, has a history of making high-quality products at an affordable price – and their Z Adventure bike bag series is no different.

The three sizes on offer are the R17, R11 and R5 which, as the names would suggest, hold either 17, 11 or five litres of gear respectively, making them a viable option for overnighters or full-on bike packing holidays.

Zefal’s bags are lightweight (the R5 comes in at 400g) and the heat-sealed construction and clever materials – a mix of polyester, thermoplastic polyurethane and hypalon – gives the brand the confidence to call it waterproof. The bags also come equipped with reflective strips and an attachment loop for lights. Easy to fit, well-made, and best of all, sitting at a really nice price point. All you need to do is pack down, fuel up and ride away.


R17 – $129.95

R11 – $119.95

R5 – $109.95


Cyclist Australia/NZ