What Goes Where: The Carradice Camper Main Compartment
The main compartment of the Carradice Camper Long Flap is cavernous. The entire bag including side pockets has a 24 liter (1465 Cubic Inches) capacity. Couple this with a roomy handlebar bag and you will have as much carrying capacity as many thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail. Inside the spacious main compartment the goes bulk of your gear (clothing, hammock, sleeping quilt, whatever you like) will ride in dry comfort. I’ve ridden through several heavy down pours and never had any issue with soggy gear, due to the heavy cotton duck fabric construction of the CC Long Flap. Line it with a trash bag if you are riding into excessively wet weather as a precaution, but otherwise, there’s no need to bother. A draw string closure under the flap allows for overstuffing. Bulky items, such as a tent, can be secured under the flap. I’m convinced that with proper care, duck cotton and leather straps will outlast nylon containers with plastic clip closures.
Thanks for reading, Jack