Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Altura Vortex:

Reviewers like these things about the Altura Vortex

  • Many users thought the Altura Vortex is the ideal seatpack for bikepacking, commuting and winter riding.
  • Some users like the velcro closure which holds it snugly against their seat post.
  • Others like how its webbing straps attach it to their saddle rails.
  • Some reviewers like how its roll-up closure seals out the unwanted elements.
  • Others like the presence of some lash points on the top where they could quick grab items like jacket.
  • Some reviewers find it impressively waterproof.
  • many users are amazed with its huge capacity of up to 12 litres.
  • Others like how it provides a room for a change of clothes.
  • Some reviewers find the loop for a rear light very practical.
  • A number of users noted how it holds its shape well.
  • Some users refer to it as an excellent, tough, versatile and lightweight bike packing solution.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users find its storage capacity a bit small.
  • Others find it bulky when full.
The bag is recommended for these activities:


Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Altura Vortex features:
  • Reflective
  • Waterproof
  • Roll top

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


vs Altura Bags

The Altura Vortex ranks #5 compared with the other Altura bags.

3Altura Dryline
Altura Dryline
4Altura Orkney
Altura Orkney
5Altura Vortex
Altura Vortex

vs All Bags

The Altura Vortex ranks #2744 compared with all the bags we have checked.

2742DMM Pitcher
DMM Pitcher
2743Altura Vortex
Altura Vortex
2744Burberry Bridle House Check
Burberry Bridle House Check
2745TOKEN Ritz
2746Nathan Switchblade
Nathan Switchblade

Selected Reviews

Road CC

If you need to carry lots of stuff under your saddle for bikepacking or commuting, the Altura Vortex Seatpack is light, waterproof and very good value for money. You need to be careful how you set it up to get the best out of it though.

Posted 13 September 2017 by John Stevenson - Read full review

Road CC

Easy to mount and excellent waterproofing, but one size doesn't fit all. Altura may need to refine its design to compete.

Posted 8 April 2017 by Emma Silversides - Read full review

Road CC

If you want your bag to be properly waterproof then a roll-top is the way to go, and the Altura Vortex 25 is a solid example of the genre. It has a decent harness and it's pretty comfortable on the bike too.

Posted 21 December 2015 by Dave Atkinson - Read full review

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