高橋 勝 1 (Firstly, this review is for the L size frame-loader /mid-loader bag / model R250 that I got for 4950 JPY)I have been buying quite a few bike touring bags since Corona started and all my travel has moved on to two wheels :) And in the last 6 months, that I have been doing Bike Touring, I ended up accumulating few bags for saddle, top etc., but I never found a bag that was compact enough for me to fit two bottles (on my size M/54 frame) but at the same time, wasn't too expensive, wasn't too small.I had settled down on Topeak mid-loader after lot of research, but it was out of stock forever. So, after lot of internet search and cheaper product reviews later, I decided to spend the extra 2000 JPY (the cheaper ones are in the ballpark of 2500-3000 JPY) to get this one. And oh boy, I am glad I did that!I took it out for my first ride yesterday and here is what I think about it.1) First of all, although it looks small, it can pack quite a bit. I got my handpump, puncture repair kit, extra tube, cable ties, tape etc. and I still had room for phone, power bank etc. It also has small slider on the other side where you can keep keys or other articles that are flat and long.2) After packing all of this, it still felt tightly attached without any swing, or movement along the tubes. I like the fact that it doesn't touch either the front or the back portion so that things moving inside the bag will not ever hit the frame(if they move that is)3) My biggest concern for a mid-loader bag was if my thighs would constantly rub against it. I have sizeable thigs but it is compact enough that I don't see to be rubbing against it at all. And the few times I intentionally rubbed against it (to test the material), it wouldn't seem to scratch, which is something I absolutely loved!4) Quality zippers on both sides. Easy to zip and unzip5) I splashed a glass of water to check how it performs. None of it seem to go inside - Nice! (Will need to test this under rainy ride to see how good it really is)6) I liked the placement of the small cable / charger hole, right on top of the front section so that you can sneak out a charger for your head-unit or phone that is mounted yet, it stays covered - score!7)The extra part of the strap on the frame is not flappy, although I had to pull it past the Velcro to secure it tightIf it is priced 1000 JPY lower, then it is an absolute steal and no brainer! At the current price point, it is a conscious choice I would say :) For once, I cant really think of other Cons. I will check how it fares under rain, and how durable it is. At this price point, I would hope that it lasts for a long time, but for now I will rate it 5 star based on my initial ride and setup.