Looks good, but the BOA cable snapped on it's first ride. I thought the cable system looked fragile, but took it on on a gravel ride anyway. I was checking that the bag was still attached frequently. On a fast washboardy gravel descent, the cable snapped. Didn't notice that I lost it until the washboard ended and I could safely check. The good news is that the shell is very durable.
Perhaps it would be fine on the road, but definitely not offroad.
Love this bag. Tons of room, compact, and easy to get on and off. During a repair, I can pull off and get to everything with the bike upside-down then easily reattach and be on my way. I converted all my bikes to this bag.
Great design- cool look- aerodynamic - easy to attach after learning how- just enough space for one tube ( not 2) and tools and I loved it - HOWEVER (over a 1.5 year period- I ride almost every day) - after the first zipper broke I bought a second because I liked it- then that zipper broke and then the third one I bought broke- I don't like any bag that much to buy another- . Dust gets in the zipper and makes it hard to open and then it popped open twice on two separate bags and all my tools etc feel out on the road - not due to big bumps or anything I could figure out. SO I am done with this model - just because the zippers break - break - break- I do live in Phoenix where is gets hotter each year- this may have something to do it
I was looking for a seat bag with more internal space. I liked the design of the Capsule Premio even if a bit "put off" by other reviewers comments on the zipper not being user friendly. Sure enough the zipper was so stiff it almost made the bag a liability for usage. My solution has been to apply a lithium grease to the "teeth". Yep, a couple of applications of grease along the outside of the has loosened up the zipper and it now easily performs as designed. It is nice to access the internal cargo area without having to remove the bag (capsule). A simple fix.
I have converted all my bikes to this bag. It fits two tubes, patch kit, tools etc and zipps up cleanly. No rubbing on shorts or Velcro wear and firmly placed. Like that I can easily remove to pull out what I need with bike upsidedown when I change a tube or clean my bike.
I bought this for the extra room and simple attachment. I can fit a 28mm tube, mini tool, patch kit, 2 CO2 cartridges and other miscellany easily. The boa ratchet works well, it's easy to get into the right place and it doesn't rattle around. No velcro straps and other annoyances. I have 500 mi of road and gravel on mine. I really want to like it, but the zipper is horrible and sticks all the time. A better zipper and this would be a favorite
Seems to be able to hold more and it is easier to access went needed. I use it on my road bike. I carry two tubes, two CO2 cart., control valve, two tire tools, tire and tube patch, and a small combo tool. Think you could still add a little more, but not much. The way it opens (compared to my previous rear opening bag) is significantly nicer for accessing supplies.
Only concern is the zipper. Not sure how well it will hold up, so far so good. It does not secure around the seat post so it does move some, however can't say it is an issue. Maybe more important on Mt, bike. It does not touch my legs while cycling.
I've used some other Silca products before and liked them but this is a total fail.
MOSTLY GOOD I like the BOA connection, though it doesn't hold the bag far back on the rails as shown in the pics. No matter how hard I cranked it down, the bag slid down the rails till it rested agains the seatpost. Not a deal breaker, but I prefer saddlebags that sit as far back as possible so I don't brush them with my thighs.
SO-SO Internal organization. It's a rounded clamshell, which does look cool, but it's not the most efficient for storing stuff. Rectangular and boxy isn't as sexy, but works better IMO.
COMPLETE FAIL The zipper is a useless piece of crap. After just a few rides it's almost impossible to open or close. I've resorted to scrubbing it with a toothbrush but it's simply not usable. If you never ride in wet or dirty conditions you may have a different experience but I think Silca needs to go back to the drawing board on this one.