I'm thinking about a Barley, Pendle, or Nelson classic saddlebag just for day rides and commuting duty; and then taking off the 8 pounds of touring rack I got on my bike at the moment. The sizes listed on the website are in liters, but it's hard to really imagine how big 11L is compared to the bike. I just want it for a book, a journal, a hoodie, some bike tools, and other assorted items, nothing heavy duty. I might pack a bivvy in there at some time and take it bikepacking for a S24O in the mountains. So something in the middle like a Pendle might be best but I just don't know how big that really is. I don't want to order it online and then find I made a mistake on the sizing. Anyways, without the ton of rack I have on there, I think the ride would just be a lot funner. So anyone got some Carradice saddlebag pictures to share? Thanks.
Actually the photos on the website are not very good, at all. Way too close up to really see the size of the bag compared to a saddle.