Carradice Barley Saddlebag - Green with Honey Straps - 9 Litre

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From the Carradice Originals range the Barley saddlebag is made from 100% waterproof 18oz Cotton Duck & is available in two colours. The buckles & fastenings are all metal whilst the straps are made from chromed leather, which means they keep their strength & looks no matter what weather & conditions they face. All Carradice Originals bags come with a lifetime guarantee against defective materials & workmanship.

Tech Specs:
- Material: 18oz green Cotton Duck
- Dimensions: H 18cm x W 29cm (38cm incl. pockets) x D 15cm
- Fully waterproof
- Two side pockets
- Six metal D-ring strapping points on lid for fixing a cape or jacket
- No coatings to peel off making it easily re-proofed & repaired
- Weight 595g

PLEASE NOTE: The colour is much darker when new due to the new coating used by Carradice. The bag will return to this colour in time.
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Overall Product Rating 4.9 / 5
By Roman Vedenissov
18 Sep 2019
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsSteel furniture with sharp edges, no fastex
ProsGood size, material
Green is too deep, looks like black, but all other things are good. All these straps are very slow to open/close, but they look great.
By Kingfisher
15 Mar 2019
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsWill last a lifetime.
As always a quality product from Carradice.
great retro looking saddle bag
By Anonymous
02 Jan 2018
5 / 5
I recommend this product
wanted one of these to finish off the vintage bike ready for Eroica and Velo Retro and it definitely looks the part. Big enough for what we need for a days ride and not too big that the OH will fill it full of unnecessary stuff. very well made and should last a few years. Service and price from SJS was excellent
By Ian
27 Jul 2017
5 / 5
I recommend this product
I've wanted one of these for many years. It's up there with the high-end ladies handbags, oozing quality throughout!
Barley Saddle Bag To Front Pannier Bag
By tony
30 Oct 2013
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Prosgreat product
the barley bag is outstanding quality, so well made. i now have 2 barley bags which i use as front panniers on my moulton tsr30,and a perfect fit.conventional quality front panniers are too long and interfere with the front wheel i certainly will buy more quality products from carradice
Like It So Much I Bought Another One Straight Away!
By Giles
12 Jan 2013
5 / 5
Really good. Beautifully made & really sturdy. Excellent range too. I now have one of the smaller ziproll ones for another vintage bike. Nice.
Perfect For Day Trips
By Anonymous
01 Aug 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Prosconstruction, looks, size
Green Carradice classic bags are probably the most stylish looking bike bags I've encountered so far. That combined with the fact that the bag is built like a tank, makes them pretty much #1 to recommend if you're looking for a both stylish AND sturdy saddle bag. The Barley is just the right size for day trips for me: you can fit a bunch of basic bike tools / spare parts, a sturdy lock, and a small amount of change clothes or other essentials in the bag easily.

My only complaint is that while the bag attaches safely to the Brooks saddlebag loops, the leather loop mechanism means that the bag is a bit clumsy to open & close, and not too quick to take off the bike. So if you want to have something you can take with you every time you leave your bike, it would probably be better to check out some of the quick release models.
A Very Fine Saddlebag
By Jolly
26 Jun 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Consnone, to, speak, of!
Prosfunctional, stylish, repairable
After much umming and arring I finally went for a Carradice Barley Saddlebag. Seemed a good size for all one's bits and pieces for a ride round town, to work or a daytrip. Looks even better in real life, really nice, and well put together. Good price on SJS.

The attachment options with these things can be a little confusing (hence my long deliberation). I went with a quick release clamp system, also from SJS. It fits under the saddle and then you can take the bag on and off easily. Works well. Don't know yet how strong/reliable it will prove to be.

May go with a 'bagman' support another time (also bought a bigger Nelson saddlebag) for! As other reviews have noted, the bag does rub just a little on the back of the thighs (which the support would prevent by holding the bag away from the seatpost) but thus far I haven't found this a problem.

Well worth looking into if you're not keen on panniers and/or backpacks.
Very Nice Looking Bag, And Good Quality.
By Anonymous
14 May 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
I love how this bag looks on my bike! Was shipped quickly to Chicago.
Good Size, Excellent Construction
By Scott H. Colorado, USA
02 May 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsConstruction, design, size
Just got the Barley and installed last week on my 1981 Miyata with a Brooks saddle. It fits well beneath the saddle, I can just feel it with the back of my thighs when sitting far back in the saddle, not a problem as far as I'm concerned. Good bag for day trips, just did a 50 mile ride this morning and got a chance to flip the bag and saddle in the dirt a bit as I changed a flat. It brushed off nice and is now broken it. I did use some leather food on the straps when it came in to soften them a bit. They buckle fine. Great looks and a bag I hop to have for a long time. Doing a 102 mile race in may and riders score points for carrying their own food, and change of clothes for the end. L'Eroica Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs, CO. The Barley will be full for that!
Very Nice Bag
By Dave in Buffalo,NY
14 Apr 2012
4 / 5
Great looking, excellent construction. To give an idea of size: The main compartment fit my gore tex rain coat, rain pants, tee shirt, and pair of jeans. Each side pocket will fit a tee shirt as well (although just barely). To attach to a Brooks, you use leather straps that run around a wooden dowel inside the bag. This makes a very stiff attachment that doesn't sway from side to side.
Always The Best Option For Carrying Light Loads
By Anonymous
13 Apr 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
I've now got three Carradice saddle bags of various sizes. Unless you need more than 20L capacity they are the best option and they last for ever. SJS price & service very good as always.
Carradice Barley Saddlebag
By Ivano
27 Feb 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Consbit fiddly to open and take off bike
ProsDoes job and looks great
Very happy with bag perfect solution for short journeys and day rides, far better that bar bags, perfect look with green Dawes galaxy and honey brooks saddle
Excellent Bit Of Kit
By Anonymous
01 Feb 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsThigh slap, but that's easily fixed
ProsGood size, looks good, easy to fit
Went for this after years of struggling with more modern designs which generally try to be too fancy for their own good. This is a really good, solid bit of kit, just the right size to take a clean shirt and a few odds and ends for the daily commute, and perfect for longer day rides.

Only drawback is that it tends to touch back of thighs unless a bit of thought is put into mounting it.
Good Value, Attractive, High Quality
By Fotini Anandranistaki
09 Jan 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Great bag, classic look, sturdily made and fits well on to my Brooks saddle. Plenty of room for a day's ride. Good value!
Quality Equipment At A Value Price
By Anonymous
13 Jul 2011
4 / 5
I recommend this product
Bought this saddlebag to replace my 25 year old Karrimor. I am please with the quality, and the price was wrigh
Questions & Answers (4)
Are the pictured straps supplied with this bag?
10 Nov 2018
Yes, you will receive 3 straps to mount the bag.

Thanks - 12/11/18
Does the bag come with shoulder straps?
02 Sep 2018
A should strap is not included.

Badge / Logo
29 Oct 2015
Does this bag come with the most recent all leather badge or the metal badge as pictured?

All of our stock is the newest version of this bag so do indeed come with the all leather badge.

Can You Confirm That The Carradice Barley Is 7 Litres?
10 Mar 2015
On the Carradice website it says the Carradice Barley has a capacity of 9 litres, yet it is listed on the SJS Cycles website as being 7 litres. Can you confirm which it is, please?

I can only assume this is an error on Carradice's website as we've always bought them from them as 7ltr bags and always sold them as 7ltr bags (for over 10 years), the dimensions on Carradice's website line up with the bags being 7ltr also. To make sure I compared the bags physically with another 9ltr bag in Carradice's range and the 9ltr bag was a large amount bigger making me very confident that the Barley is a 7ltr bag.