So back at the start of the fourth month of the year, Silca promised a true innovation in how we carry spare tubes and inflation on our rides. While they were clearly unsatisfied with the current state of saddle bags, sadly a quick look at the date meant that the Silca Personal Support Drone wasn’t likely to materialize. But much to our pleasant surprise, it seems that the simple saddle bag was on their radar, and now Silca has a better solution. Pairing the simple classic structure of a tool roll, with the precise dial-to-fit security of a BOA closure, the new Seat Roll Premio will haul your everyday essentials in a more elegantly executed package. Check it out up close after the break, plus pricing and availability…
Silca’s Seat Roll Premio stakes a claim to being the first on-the-bike storage system to incorporate a Boa dial. And while the addition of a Boa closure scared us at first (we know how much adding a pair of Boa dials to a pair of shoes really jacks up the price), since it only needs one dial, the price premium isn’t so bad.
The Premio is based of a simple high quality waxed canvas tool roll design. It is constructed of a heavy cotton canvas that is coated in hot wax to make it waterproof and then adds reflective stitching for visibility.
The roll has three main pockets inside, design to house a spare road/cx/gravel tube in the largest, a pair of CO2 cartridges & an inflater off to one side, and a mini tool to the other. You simply stuff the contents in as needed, fold it over, then roll it up.
Once rolled the Premio easily attaches to your bike by threading the red pull tab over your regular saddle rails. Then you just click the tab into the latch and dial the Boa in tight. The Boa solution is said to be lighter and more durable than regular strap layouts, but the real benefit here is security.
Regular saddlebag users know that it isn’t always easy to get your bag tightly secured under your saddle. That often means you’ll have a bag moving around a bit under the rails, especially on rough terrain. The Premio also looks like it might have better range of adjustment, so when you take something out mid ride, it’ll hopefully be easier to get the tool roll secured back in place no matter what.
Silca has just opened the Seat Roll Premio up for pre-order on the web shop now for $49. If you order now, you can expect a November 15 ship date. If you want to have a fully packed version, Silca is also offering the Loaded Version for $98 that comes with their EOLO CO2 inflator head and their Italian Army Knife multi-tool. If you were already going to have to buy the kit, it’ll save you 12 bucks.