Silca and BOA are back at it again. This time, it’s not a Seat Roll, or Seat Capsule, it’s a Seat Pack. Technically, you could also call the Mattone a saddle bag, but it has a few features that set it apart from the usual sad, droopy seat bag.
Named after the Italian word for ‘brick’, the Mattone is the latest Silca seat storage device to use a BOA dial. The retaining strap with a BOA closure is reportedly 15x stronger than your average Velcro strap, so the Mattone is almost guaranteed to stay put.
The design of the off-center zipper allows you to access the contents when it’s on the bike by just unzipping the end of the bag. But if you want full access to all the goodies inside, you can remove it from the seat and it fully opens like a book.
Inside, you’ll find a center divider with a slot for your credit card, ID, money, or key, and the divider allows you to protect the tube underneath from the multi-tool above it.
The interior volume is around 0.61L which is enough room for a compact tube, multi-tool, a tire lever, CO2 inflator and cartridge and a few personal items. Outer dimensions are 13cm x 8.5cm x 5.5cm.
Thanks to the YKK Aquaguard zipper, the bag is water resistant which should make it a good option for mountain or gravel bikes – or any road bikers that aren’t afraid of the rain. Offered in a single size, the pack is priced at $46.