Reviews Summary

79% of the SealLine Urban reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (61%)
Good (18%)
Average (7%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (8%)

Here's what the reviewers think about the SealLine Urban:

Reviewers like these things about the SealLine Urban

  • Many reviewers commend the SealLine Urban backpack for keeping the contents of the main compartment dry.
  • They explained that the top is rolled down adequately.
  • Users thought that it is a greatly sized backpack for watery adventures.
  • Reviewers believed that its strap settles on the shoulders comfortably.
  • Testers pointed out that the pack is lightweight.
  • Users indicated that it's a nice-looking bag.
  • Other users also thought that the bag has a rigid piece in the back.
  • They further pointed out that the bag has stiff pads which distribute the weight on the ribs rather than the spine.
  • They also said that the stiff pads look like they're designed to allow air to circulate.
  • Reviewers praised its durable materials.
  • They also said that it would protect stuff from snow, rain and sand/dirt.
  • Other reviewers thought that it is a pretty good product for the price.
  • Testers pointed out that it has lots of space.
  • Several of those who have tried the belt noted that the pack has a key leash which is long that can come handy.
  • Users took notice of the cross straps and back padding minimizing side to side movements.
  • They also noted that its interior appears to be sealed nicely, ergo waterproof.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer had issues with the strap for it is not long enough to engage.
  • Another reviewer felt that the pack stains very easily with road dirt.


Crowdsourced specs across all SealLine Urban models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.9-1.4 oz (0.4-0.6 kg)
Length iconLength22 in (56 cm)
Width19 in (48 cm)
Height2 in (5 cm)


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The SealLine Urban ranks #8 compared with the other SealLine bags.

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vs All Bags

The SealLine Urban ranks #1824 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Road CC

Cascade Design's SealLine Urban Backpack shows that Ortlieb don't have the waterproof cycle luggage entirely sewn up – or rather, seam-sealed. For that is what this is: a welded-seam, waterproof, roll-top backpack aimed at commuters. And very nice it is too.

Posted 19 June 2013 by Dan Joyce - Read full review

Bike Radar

If you often ride in the rain without a computer or other more vulnerable items, the Urban Backpack is a good bag to try. If you need organization options or a laptop sleeve, look elsewhere.

Posted 8 August 2012 by Ben Delaney - Read full review

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Last updated on February 10, 2019