Berthoud continues to make the classic Sologne bags. With more than 50 years of experience, the bags are sewn in France from waterproof cotton, and edged with leather (tan edging only). These traditional materials work well, keeping the contents dry even during a rainy 50-hour ride in Paris-Brest-Paris, and they are lighter than most ‘modern’ materials, too.
Sample Sale: Berthoud Small Universal Bag – SOLD
- Dark spots on the leather trim and straps.
- Will NOT clean off.
- Less noticeable once the bag develops patina.
- Deep discount.
- Full warranty, but NO RETURNS, please.
Carry the Small Universal Bag under your saddle, or use it as a small handlebar bag. (Tandem stokers love it, too.) You can also attach the bag to a front or rear rack. Put it on the racktop or hang it on the side like a mini-pannier. There is even a leather piece on one end that slips over the backstop of a front rack. The Small Universal Bag fits perfectly on the Rene Herse UD-1 or UD-2 racks. It works great with saddlebag loops, but can also be strapped directly to your saddle’s rails.
The Small Universal Bag holds a spare tube, wallet, small rain jacket and other essentials. Like all our Gilles Berthoud bags, it’s made from strong water-resistant cotton canvas with leather (tan) or nylon (black) to reinforce the edges and highly-stressed areas. Closed by a zipper under the flap.
Available in the classic blue-gray color, in black with tan leather edging, or in the black-on-black. All colors develop a nice patina over the decades.
Made in France.
- Weight: 189 g
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 11 cm x 6 cm (8" x 4.3" x 2.4")
- For rack mounting, platform should be at least 17 cm (6.75") long
- Slides over back stops; maximum width: 50 mm (2")
- Model Number: GB1015