Alpinestars Tech Aero tankbag, £119.99
Tester: Alison Silcox
Time tested: Two months/750 miles
What's good? This is a really sturdy bag and so far the zips and straps are proving reliable and showing no signs of wear. I’ve been caught out in a couple of showers and found the bag doesn’t leak, though it does have a waterproof cover for extra peace of mind if the rain is really heavy - I’ve not yet needed to use it. The bag has a variety of pockets, including a clear map pocket that is a really decent size and can hold either a GPS or for those who are more traditional, like me, a good old paper map. There are also a couple of really handy and easily accessible external zipped pockets that I use for stowing my house keys, phone and purse.
What's not? Whilst the strap and magnet combination makes it fit securely to the bike, looping the straps round the frame is fiddly. It also means that when I want to take the bag off the bike I’m either left with dangling straps or have to go through the palaver of fully removing the straps.
Quality rating: 4/5
Value rating: 3/5