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Gondola Dropper Post Saddlebag

(3 customer reviews)


Gondola is a lightweight saddlebag with full dropper post compatibility. Please see the Fabric page for color and material descriptions.


Gondola is the first-ever dropper post saddlebag designed and sold for bikepacking. Its strategic use of plastic support, four attachment points to your saddle, and contoured panels allows for a secure anchor without the use of a seat post strap. Leave your dropper on your bike and let the Gondola go up and down the mountain with you.

Design Advantage: A major design advantage that sets the Gondola apart is the rail tab located on the spine of the bag. This design eliminates the need to use metal brackets or straps positioned over the shaft of your dropper post and results in a lightweight bag giving you full range of your dropper travel. The rail tab pulls the spine upwards and creates sustained separation between the bag and dropper shaft. A second set of webbing is positioned higher up on the rail and pulls the body of the bag up against the seat, away from the rear tire. The spine is also re-inforced with a plastic stay for rigidity.

  • Maintains full range of your dropper travel
  • Does not require additional clamps or brackets
  • Large version fits a full 4 liter sea-to-summit dry bag for a waterproof solution

Tire Clearance: Check the clearance between the tire and the seat at its lowest position to ensure your rear tire won’t rub the bag. Please account for movement from the rear suspension.

!Warning! Please do not overstuff your gondola saddlebag as an overstuffed bag may get caught in the rear wheel during use. Please roll the opening of the bag at least 3 times to close and check the bag clearance with a deflated rear shock before using. 


Additional information

Weight 10 oz

Small 8.5oz (241g), Large 8.8oz (250g)
*Weight is based on bag made with VX21 without reflective webbing and with the removable plastic base. Weight varies based on fabric choices and add-ons.


Small 4L, Large 5L

Required Tire Clearance

4-5" for the small, 5-6" for the large
*Check the clearance between the tire and the seat at its lowest position to ensure your rear tire won't rub the bag. Please account for movement from the rear suspension.

Required Exposed Seat Post


3 reviews for Gondola Dropper Post Saddlebag

  1. wjdeeter (verified owner)

    I ordered a full set of custom bags for a Santa Cruz Hightower, including the Gondola Dropper. Each bag is incredibly well made and fits perfectly. The functionality of the material and design is incredible. Greg is very helpful in the selection process as well as “tweaking” the set-up. I did a lot of research before ordering. After receiving the bags, I cannot imagine a better custom set-up on the market. You will not be disappointed.

  2. Matt (verified owner)

    This bag is well made, and works well on my dropper. The construction and materials seem good quality. I have used it on my old-school Gravity Dropper post as well as with my Fox Transfer post. Works as promised by allowing me to use the full dropper in both cases. I also appreciate the small pockets on the bottom of the bag that make grabbing cash or a key easy. My only complaint would be the size. It seems really tiny to me. My other seat back is a Revelate Designs Pika bag. The Gondola bag is itty-bitty compared to the Pika. The 5L capacity of the Gondola is just enough to stuff a few light winter layers in (which is what I wanted the bag for), but wouldn’t be a lot of help on a real bikepacking trip (IMHO) for much gear. I’m just used to the 6-12L capacity of my other bag. Admittedly, being surprised by the size was my fault for not knowing, as the site specifies the size. Overall – good bag!

  3. jonathan hicks (verified owner)

    Used this in recent bike packing race and it was better than expected. I had tried a couple other seat bags that were supposed to be dropper compatible, but this bag actually let me use 98% of my dropper fully packed. Its super light weight and the connection system was flawless. Highly recommend if you are looking to get full use of that dropper and need a quality bag at a great price.

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