Saddlebags will need to hang on a back bike rack and secure in place using two metal clips spaced at 8-1/4" on center. The clips will fit over a 5/8" or smaller rod. (A rack is required and is not included in the price above). Universal bicycle cargo racks are locally available in discount and sporting good stores.
Bottom stretch straps hold the bags in place.
Bags fold flat when not needed but when they are needed each will haul a sack of groceries or other gear and supplies. They are sized to hold a paper grocery bag.
Saddlebags are made of heavy-duty canvas with a plastic bottom and back to keep the bags solid and uniform. These saddlebags are durable enough to haul tradesman tools for work bikes.
Note: Bags are open top to haul tall sacks and do not have a top cover.
These are Amish made and used widely in the Indiana and Ohio communities and are called Napp sacks, used for lunch boxes, school books, and for grocery shopping. The Amish use bicycles for short trips to town instead of hitching up the buggy. These saddlebags allow them to haul an amazing amount of supplies and gear.
We also carry a similar saddle bag in a smaller 12" x 8" x 8" size. Click Here for more info.
The Amish also use the Aluminum Bicycle Cargo Bike Trailers also sold here at Cottage Craft Works.